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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:25 am Reply with quote
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Does pcHDTV have any plans to deliver a cablecard compliant capture card at any time in the future. I would think there would definitely be a market for it as I'm sure there are a lot of people like me who want to build a MythTV setup but are currently unable to due to the lack of a device with cablecard support and Linux drivers. I would easily be willing to pay $400 US for such a device.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:01 pm Reply with quote
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This most likely will never happen.

The only card available is from ATI. It will only work in windows vista media center. And, it is only available in pre-built systems.

In order for a card to get the blessing of CableLabs, the creator of the cable card, it has to be a closed system. They want to be able to control what you can do with the media content.

Does this sound like something that Linux will embrace? I hope not!

If you want a PC with a HD cable card, you're gonna hafta get vista.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:04 pm Reply with quote
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waterhead wrote:
This most likely will never happen.

The only card available is from ATI. It will only work in windows vista media center. And, it is only available in pre-built systems.

In order for a card to get the blessing of CableLabs, the creator of the cable card, it has to be a closed system. They want to be able to control what you can do with the media content.

Does this sound like something that Linux will embrace? I hope not!

If you want a PC with a HD cable card, you're gonna hafta get vista.


I'm a FSF memebr I refuse to run Windows on any home system for moral reasons. Is the cablecard spec freely available? Perhaps I'll pick a the ATI model up and see if I can't run it in VM and reverse engineer the protocol, or it might be easier to try to reverse engineer the Tivo since it must already have a linux driver, Is it only me or does anyone else think an Antitrust action should be brought against MSFT for this since they are conveniently the only OS that supports both this and HDCP? Sounds like a monopoly to me!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:55 pm Reply with quote
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I repeat, you CAN'T buy the ATI cable tuner separately.

Here's a link to the home page for it:
http://ati.amd.com/products/tvwonderdigital/index.html

There is plenty of info out there, just search for CableLabs or ATI cablecard.

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