[vdr] A new generation of DVB devices

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Mon Oct 10 19:34:59 CEST 2005

Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 06:33:57PM +0200, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
>>Several years ago, when VDR was first developed, it was based upon a
>>then all new DVB card, which implemented a complete device with tuner,
>>MPEG decoder and optional CI adapter.
>>Now, more than five years later, and with the advent of HDTV, it's time
>>for a new generation of DVB devices.
>>Here's a list of the features such a device should have:
>>   http://www.cadsoft.de/vdr/hdtv-dream.htm
> Just have a look to
>      http://www.vdrportal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=34730

Well, it's been rather quiet about this lately.
On 2005-09-06 "randy" wrote

   "aber nicht verzagen - oktober. linux stb. ide. hdtv. offenes sdk."

Ok, there are still a few weeks in october...

>>Ok, this is a dream I have - I don't know if any manufacturer will
>>ever come up with such a device. But then again, in the mid-nineties
>>the DVB cards we have now were a dream as well...
>>Please let me know what you think about this, and if I have forgotten
>>anything or got something wrong.
> The problem right management introduced by the film industry ...
> this will stop manufacturers selling such hardware.
>        Werner

Well, in an "ideal" world we would probably all just send our
money to the movie industry without getting anything in return.
That would be the most secure way of handling things.


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