[vdr] HDTV material

Tomas Prybil vdrmail at prybil.se
Sat Mar 26 17:23:59 CET 2005

Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Gavin Hamill wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 01:18:09PM +0100, Tomas Prybil wrote:
>>> Happy Easter to all of You vdr listers!
>>> I'm looking for some recorded HDTV material to start the exploration 
>>> of HDTV. I currently doesn't own a budget card and as I understand 
>>> from reading not able to record the available streams.
>> Hm, my own understanding of it was that you can certainly record HDTV 
>> streams from a FF card - after all it's just data at a high bitrate - 
>> but to actually replay, you will need a software decoder like vdr-xine 
>> or softdevice, because the FF cards are simply incapable of displaying 
>> HDTV resolutions / decoding MPEG2 that fast.
> FF card doesn't have enough bandwidth for the HDTV, unless modded:
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB_TT_Budget_Patch
> However, IIRC at least HD-1 is starting MPEG4 HDTV transmissions this 
> summer which probably require much lesser bandwidth.
OK, thanks for the info :) but again could someone provide some sort of 
demo material?


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