[mythtv-users] Questions for Silicon Dust founder Nick Kelsey

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Fri Jun 24 19:52:47 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Patrick Davila
<pdavila at thelinuxlink.net> wrote:
> Happy Friday. We're interviewing Silicon Dust founder & CTO Nick Kelsey
> this Sunday for the MythTVCast podcast. We plan on talking extensively
> about the upcoming release of the HDHomerun Prime.
> Does anybody have any specific questions you want us to ask Nick?

Will we be able to get programmatic access to the channel mapping
between the virtual channel number used by the Prime with a card
installed and the frequencies and program id numbers needed to tune
traditional clear-qam tuners such as the original HDHR?

Will there be an easy way to probe the current copy control
information for a given channel?

Has Silicon Dust considered producing a future product with analog
video outputs?  (In other words, a purchasable Set Top Box
controllable via ethernet.)

Or perhaps a single box which could integrate the functions of the
HDHR Prime with a video decoder and a re-encoder (something like the
Hauppague 1212 HDPVR) which could then deliver re-encoded video via
ethernet, regardless of the broadcasters' CCI settings?


Eric Sharkey

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