[vdr] OT: Best DVI Video Card for Xine

Darren Salt linux at youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk
Wed Feb 23 17:50:49 CET 2005

I demand that jori.hamalainen at teliasonera.com may or may not have written...

> But what happens after say 10 years, when hopefully all material is HD and
> we do not need to support legacy stuff. But still 50Hz HDTV system is used
> because of "legacy". I think that current 576i DVB is going to die within a
> few years.

I don't. The high compression used in DVB-T, giving rise to some obvious
compression artefacts, and the use by some channels of 544x576, tells me that
they're just going to continue to try to cram in as much as possible into as
little space as possible, at least for now.

> But I see a plot. First you sell all the people SD digital stuff, then sell
> them HD stuff. That keeps the commerce going.. :-)

That seems likely...

> Or do you think that year 2020 DVB/576i is still alive? [...]

It could well be, although probably alongside the HD channels.

(BTW, word-wrap your postings.)

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