BYU UUG MythTV Pre-Announcement
nick at byu.edu
Mon Jan 23 09:47:29 MST 2006
Nice timing for such a thread. I just spent several hours this weekend
researching HDTV support for MythTV. I set up a MythTV box about a year
ago--quite simple to do with gentoo, and it works great for analog OTA and
Since, however, I've moved and now have DirecTV satellite (there is no cable
in my area). I have a widescreen HDTV, but no HDTV tuners at all yet. I
read through the recently published HTPC howto, which had some good info, and
googled around, and afaict there is no video capture card out there that
accepts HDMI or DVI input, and no satellite receivers with firewire outputs.
So, there is no way (besides an analog conversion route) to get pure, digital
HD content into a mythtv box from a satellite source.
I suppose you could hack the DirecTV HD DVR box itself (some source code is
available)--but then if you were willing to ante up for it to begin with, why
would you want to?
Does anyone know of some solution out there for this? (I understand the
'political' aspects to the problem with the MPAA and HDCP--I'm just hoping
there's at least one 'renegade' manufacturer out there that is bold enough to
sell a product that solves this.)
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