[linux-dvb] RE : RE : Ofcom announce HD freeview standard in UK

Thierry Lelegard thierry.lelegard at tv-numeric.com
Fri Apr 4 15:54:27 CEST 2008


>> > In summary, looks like HD will be DVB-T2 with MPEG4, with 3 HD channels on
>>  > air from "late 2009 / early 2010"
>>  > ...
>>
>> > Guess I will need new DVB-T2 hardware :(
>>
>>  Is there any existing DVB-T2 hardware today, either regular STB or PCI/USB board ?
>>
>>  In France, the terrestrial HD is supposed to officially start in a few weeks
>>  from now ("spring 2008"). But it will use DVB-T because of lack of DVB-T2 STB.
>
> Hi!
>
> TerraTec Cinergy T USB XXS HD, H.264, USB2.0, DVB-T, Codec for HDTV support
> In Sweden it's only 479 SEK (50 Euro)
>
> Hauppauge! WinTV-NOVA-TD-HD, Dual-DVB-T, USB2.0, HD-ready (999 SEK = 105 Euro)
>
> Hauppauge! WinTV-NOVA-T-500-HD, Dual-DVB-T, PCI, EPG, Radio, HD-ready
> (949 SEK = 100 Euro)

They certainly come with HD-capable software.
But do they really support DVB-T2 modulation ?

Since most current tuners for PC are simple tuners, there is no hardware
difference for SD vs. HD. It is only a matter of software codec.

DVB-T2, on the other hand, is a different *modulation* technique which
must be implemented in hardware. 




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