[mythtv-users] Google TV HDMI Input

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Nov 17 19:48:46 UTC 2010

On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:35:26 pm Greg Oliver wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > On Wednesday, November 17, 2010 09:44:04 am Raymond Wagner wrote:
> >> There _are_ HDMI capture cards.  BlackMagic makes a PCIe x1 card
> >> that runs around $80.  However you will not find one that will
> >> touch anything with HDCP.
> > 
> > Not for $80 you won't, but an HDFury outputting to an HD-PVR would
> > do it, theoretically of course, or so I have heard.
> This thread got me searching for a bit, and it seems there are now
> quite a few black boxes out there that strip hdcp and output hdmi.
> They are in the same price range as a (v2 or v3) fury as well ~200..
> The fury's get pretty bad reviews on sync and color issues (although
> I have personally never seen one in action).  I would really like to
> get rid of all of the cable mess with the hdpvr though, so these 4
> hdmi in, 1 hdmi out boxes for ~275 look very appealing (especially
> since they have remotes to control input to be controlled by lirc)..
>  Match that to a hdmi cap card and viola!  If only there were some
> with drivers and compression  :)

The HDFurys and similar devices are seen as "pirate tools" by many, in 
fact I was a little hesitant to even mention them here.

But there are plenty of legitimate uses for capturing HDMI video, in 
particular in the education field.

Since there are so many devices available, I'd think that HDCP is no 
longer an "effective" protection scheme. This is especially true since 
the master key for HDCP is now "in the wild", and Intel admits it is in 
fact what it purports to be.

Of course IANAL.

There are devices available that output analog component, as well as 
HDCP-stripped HDMI, which could be used with standard component input 
capture devices.

The analog hole will be closed eventually, but people's rights will 

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