[BALU] TIVO

Jason Sandlin crane.aswp at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 13:58:37 CDT 2007


Yea I agree about HD. nothing in my house is HD (TV 's) I wish Ihad an HD TV
to go with the PS3.
I am interested in getting this going because the TV programming in general
is crap. So I want to record my shows and watch the where and when I want.

On 8/27/07, Charles McNutt <charlesmcnutt at windstream.net> wrote:
>
> I guess free in this case means reality programs with the exception of
> Public Television which does have some good stuff. And, I read that
> local channels are soon not going to be broadcasting over the air
> anymore. I still don't think HDTV and Linux are going to be a good
> combination unless the situation changes.
>
> Joseph S Blake wrote:
> > The only way to capture HDTV with an open source solution is either an
> > OpenQAM tuner (get the free and unencrypted digital channels off the
> > cable), ATSC (get the free over the air HD), or capture via firewire.
> > The downside to capturing via firewire is most cable companies are now
> > sending the broadcast flag so that is going to be hit or miss. You can't
> > capture HDMI (it's encrypted)
> >
> > -Joseph
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: members-bounces at lists.bham-lug.org
> > [mailto:members-bounces at lists.bham-lug.org] On Behalf Of Charles McNutt
> > Sent: Monday, August 27, 2007 1:11 PM
> > To: members at lists.bham-lug.org
> > Subject: Re: [BALU] TIVO
> >
> > Well, I have a question about this comment. I don't have first hand
> > information on this because I have not tried MythTV with a HDTV. I was
> > quoting Nick Petreley, editor in chief of the Linux Journal, when I said
> >
> > what I said about HDTV. Nick said "You may be able to get a cable box
> > with an output you can capture (like IEEE 1394, for example). But, you
> > won't be able to decode HDTV cable signals from the coax, and as far as
> > I can tell, it isn't yet possible to connect the HDMI output of a cable
> > box to a PC in a way that is useful to Linux."
> > Nick when on to talk about a lot of different capture cards, and
> > although they work, didn't seem to be too impressed with HDTV and Linux.
> >
> > Every situation had problems. If you have first hand information on
> > something that not only works ( but works well), I would like to hear
> > about it.
> > Charles (cwm)
> > jason gilbert wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 10:36:03AM -0500, Charles McNutt wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> One other thing to consider, is that I have not found anyone that
> >>>
> > said
> >
> >>> that HDTV works well with MythTV. Currently, cable companies make it
> >>> nearly impossible to get decent quality HDTV except through their own
> >>>
> >
> >
> >>> cable boxes. This is because HDTV is under the control of Digital
> >>>
> > Rights
> >
> >>> Management (DRM),
> >>>
> >>>
> >> this isn't entirely true. you can get cards that can receive any
> >> unencrypted digital cable channels. you can't view any encrypted
> >> digital channels (hbo, showtime, etc). by fcc rules, they have to
> >> provide all over the air hdtv channels (abc, cbs, etc)
> >> unencrypted. that's where CableCard comes in.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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