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development for 1080i capture planned
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:22 pm Reply with quote
defo1
 
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does anyone know if there are plans for pcHDTV to develop a video capture card that will take in a video signal (YPbPr, RGB, DVI) of 1080i.

like so many others out there, as i've seen from my many google searches, i'm a directv customer that wants to connect the output of my reciever right to the pvr i'm about to build, but can't find a card that does this. i'm actually very reluctant to build one if i can't capture hd; becuase anything non-hd sux now.

my research tells me that the data stream is rather large for a pc, but the most likely reason for this not being developed yet is copyright crap! Evil or Very Mad

that being said, if anyone will develop this first, it would be a linux friendly company like pcHDTV.
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Re: development for 1080i capture planned
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:45 pm Reply with quote
kmj0577
 
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defo1 wrote:
does anyone know if there are plans for pcHDTV to develop a video capture card that will take in a video signal (YPbPr, RGB, DVI) of 1080i.

like so many others out there, as i've seen from my many google searches, i'm a directv customer that wants to connect the output of my reciever right to the pvr i'm about to build, but can't find a card that does this. i'm actually very reluctant to build one if i can't capture hd; becuase anything non-hd sux now.

my research tells me that the data stream is rather large for a pc, but the most likely reason for this not being developed yet is copyright crap! Evil or Very Mad

that being said, if anyone will develop this first, it would be a linux friendly company like pcHDTV.

These do exist, but they cost thousands. Plus you'd need hundreds of gigs just to capture anything worthwhile (talking even an hour here) since it would be raw data. Stuff like this isn't feasible for the average user. The best you can hope for right now is capturing unencrypted cable or OTA channels (or possibly through firewire through some DVR) until stuff like cable cards come along for your PC, but I have a feeling those will have tight restrictions on what you can do with them.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:20 am Reply with quote
defo1
 
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thanks for the response! i've seen a few $1000+ cards. this really stinks! Confused i figured they were so expensive becuase they were targeting businesses, not really the consumer.

since i hate the local ny cable company, i guess i'll do ota for hd and s-video/composite for my directv until verizon fios (hopefully they will be unencripted) is delivered this summer.
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Re: development for 1080i capture planned
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:08 pm Reply with quote
Scott Larson
 
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kmj0577 wrote:
These do exist, but they cost thousands. Plus you'd need hundreds of gigs just to capture anything worthwhile (talking even an hour here) since it would be raw data.

There are some $10,000 - $30,000 MPEG encoders that can solve this problem. Smile
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Re: development for 1080i capture planned
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:27 am Reply with quote
kmj0577
 
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Scott Larson wrote:
kmj0577 wrote:
These do exist, but they cost thousands. Plus you'd need hundreds of gigs just to capture anything worthwhile (talking even an hour here) since it would be raw data.

There are some $10,000 - $30,000 MPEG encoders that can solve this problem. Smile

Is that all? I'll take 2! Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:24 pm Reply with quote
Scott Larson
 
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Now that UPN and WB are merging next season, I'm sure some former network affiliates will be putting some encoders on the market pretty soon. Smile
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