[vdr] future VDR and Net??eiver OEM from Reelmultimedia

Jeremy Jones mr.lebowski at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 07:45:12 CEST 2007

On 6/27/07, Georg Acher <acher at in.tum.de> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 09:17:03PM +0100, Torgeir Veimo wrote:
> >
> > On 27 Jun 2007, at 20:51, Igor wrote:
> >
> > >Hello
> > >
> > >http://reel-multimedia.com/rmm-english/netceiver.html
> > >here's a good platform for future hdtv-vdr
> > >Are you agree ? :)
> >
> > Well, what's missing there is info about the "1x extra PCI slot for
> > HD-Decoder-Card". Having a PCI decoder for mpeg2/4/h.264 would be
> > fine, unles it's actually a mini-pci card that only works with reels
> > netceiver external tuner hardware.
> The HDTV decoder card in PCI format will be first used for the Reelbox
> Avantgarde (based on a Mini-ITX-PC). The usage in the NetCeiver itself in
> a
> PC-less combo is planned, but I don't think a vdr can run on that platform
> without serious restrictions. For example, the NetCeiver with its current
> firmware has no real DVB-API, as the CPU has nothing to do with the TS
> streaming, it only controls the tuners. The rest (filtering and network
> encapsulation) is done in the hardware. So it will be more a small STB
> application without bells and whistles,.
> But the chances are high that the HD card (running with the Micronas
> DeCypher) will be seperately available. As the Reelbox uses vdr, Linux
> drivers for the HD card and the NetCeiver (a DVB-API emulation and a vdr
> plugin with more features) will be there from the start.

Is there any information regarding availability or pricing on the HDTV PCI
card ?  I have been waiting a long time for an HD MPEG-2/4 decoder with HDMI
and this sounds promising :-)

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