[linux-dvb] Re: hdtv scanning

Ralph Metzler rjkm at metzlerbros.de
Mon Nov 6 22:53:39 CET 2006


Klaus Schmidinger writes:
 > Benny Amorsen wrote:
 > >>>>>> "KS" == Klaus Schmidinger <Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de> writes:
 > > 
 > > KS> The whole HDTV thing is of no interest to me until there is a DVB
 > > KS> card that can actually replay HDTV in hardware.
 > > 
 > > Why would it have to be the DVB card doing it? That seems to be the
 > > job of the graphics card and the CPU.
 > 
 > Well, call me old-fashioned, but I believe that for normal
 > live tv viewing a DVB card should be able to do the job
 > entirely on its own. VDR just tells it which channel to tune
 > to and that's it. It's this "take some old PC, put in a DVB card
 > and have a digital video recorder" thing ;-).


The only HDTV cards I saw until now will be PCIe. So, this will not work
with old PCs. Some PCIe PC boards are also getting old now though ... 

A low power alternative could be to use an HDTV STB running Linux.


Ralph





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