[vdr] HD-TV hardware decoding on motherboard instead of waitingfor FF DVB-S2 card

Theunis Potgieter theunis.potgieter at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 10:29:39 CET 2008


http://lundman.net/wiki/index.php/NetworkedMediaTank

Would be nice if someone could completely open up the device.

On 07/02/2008, Luca Olivetti <luca at ventoso.org> wrote:
>
> El Thu, 7 Feb 2008 06:44:41 +0200
> "Theunis Potgieter" <theunis.potgieter at gmail.com> escribió:
>
> > On 06/02/2008, Luca Olivetti <luca at ventoso.org> wrote:
> > > > for hdtv - no.
> > > > I don't see the h.264 hardware decoding. mpeg4 is not h.264.
> > >
> > > Maybe this thing can be hacked to run vdr or to be used as a
> > > front-end: http://www.popcornhour.com/
> >
> > The popcornhour device (network media tank) is not linux :(
>
> I read somewhere that it runs Linux, maybe they were wrong but I doubt
> you can pack that kind of hardware and embed windows at that  price
> point.
> Of course the fact that runs linux (if it does) doesn't mean it's open:
> as I already said these companies (sigma, broadcom) only take from
> linux to reduce their development cost but never give back, not even a
> single line of specifications for their hardware.
>
> Bye
> --
> Luca
>
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