Difference between revisions of "Talk:ATSC PCI cards"

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-[[User:Tzf|Tzf]] 22:46, 18 July 2006 (CEST)
 
-[[User:Tzf|Tzf]] 22:46, 18 July 2006 (CEST)
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I've added a column for the pcHDTV-5500 card. It does have the broadcast flag "implemented" in as much as you can see it in the MPEG stream (any ATSC card will), but it doesn't do anything with it. Same for Macrovision. It sets a bozo bit in a register and lets the software decide what to do with it.
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BTW, are we sure about the variant of the 2388x used in these cards? I'm pretty sure 23882 can't be right for NTSC supporting cards (because that chip doesn't do BTSC stereo).
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[[User:Nybbler|Nybbler]] 18:52, 21 October 2006 (CEST)
   
 
== Should the table include prices? ==
 
== Should the table include prices? ==

Revision as of 16:52, 21 October 2006

pcHDTV and the Broadcast Flag

I just updated the chart with note 7, about the HD5500 card. I have one on order and will report back when I get it (perhaps today or tomorrow). It looks like the HD-3000 did not have the Broadcast Flag implemented, which is why (or one of the reasons?) they discontinued it and introduced the HD-5500. I'm thinking about getting a used HD-3000 for this reason (don't bid against me dammit! ;^). Anyone else have any intelligence on this topic?

-Tzf 22:46, 18 July 2006 (CEST)

I've added a column for the pcHDTV-5500 card. It does have the broadcast flag "implemented" in as much as you can see it in the MPEG stream (any ATSC card will), but it doesn't do anything with it. Same for Macrovision. It sets a bozo bit in a register and lets the software decide what to do with it.

BTW, are we sure about the variant of the 2388x used in these cards? I'm pretty sure 23882 can't be right for NTSC supporting cards (because that chip doesn't do BTSC stereo).

Nybbler 18:52, 21 October 2006 (CEST)

Should the table include prices?

As I just noted, I just ordered the pcHDTV HD-5500, but now, belatedly, I looked up the Air2PC and found that it is about 1/6 the price! Though it looks like the HD-5500 decodes NTSC and QAM, and the Air2PC does neither... It might be nice to have the prices in there. Whaddayathink?

I also added an "external links" section, to save time on Googleing. Please give me a hand completing this ( I didn't check the ATI link, just did it from memory).

-Tzf 23:00, 18 July 2006 (CEST)

... Nevermind, I went ahead and did it, please feel free to add/update.

-Tzf 00:37, 19 July 2006 (CEST)