[vdr] ATSC a good primers guide? (Moving from Italy to the US with my VDR setup)

Joerg Bornkessel ml at websitec.de
Sun Jan 18 14:24:05 CET 2009


> I'm looking at moving from Italy to the US in the summer and am trying
> to spend my time (while not highly preoccupied about health insurance,
> jobs, houses, shipping etc) trying to think through taking my VDR setup
> and Dreambox over to the US.

> I currently have a couple of Hauppauge DVB-S cards (a Nexus and a Nova)
> and a Hauppauge DVB-T card in the setup for digital terrestrial.  I am
> wondering in the US if I should go with ATSC or Dish/Direct TV (or
> both).  I'm aiming for Rockford, Illinois which has ATSC coverage.  I
> have three vomp boxes hanging off the VDR server which I was planning to
> take with me.  These currently connect with RGB Scart to my TV's. Then
> the dreambox 800 connects with HDMI.

> So, would the DVB-T card just work with ATSC or is it fundamentally
> different (like DVB-C is different to DVB-S). In which case should I get
> a USB ATSC dongle or two?

For Cabel and Terr you need a patched VDR

Also you need then a plugin to get the epg data over atsc

Take a closer look here -->
http://www.fepg.org/

If you use VDR on Gentoo, yust enable use-flag atsc

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Regards
Gentoo Developer
Joerg Bornkessel <hd_brummy at gentoo.org>




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