[Novalug] Open source DVR's
brandon20va at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 3 18:55:54 EST 2009
How is the quality of the HD-PVR? It appears to be a pass-thru-like device. Does this mean I could potentially play a Blu-Ray movie from a PS3 on it and record it to disk for archive/transer later? It appears limited to 720p, but that's okay for me.
I'm not a big fan of ripping these days as all the protection schemes are a pain to deal with. If I could just "play to file" that would be great.
--- On Tue, 11/3/09, greg pryzby <greg at pryzby.org> wrote:
> From: greg pryzby <greg at pryzby.org>
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] Open source DVR's
> To: "Brandon Saxe" <brandon20va at yahoo.com>
> Cc: "novalug mailing list" <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
> Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 2:22 PM
> On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 1:52 PM,
> Brandon Saxe <brandon20va at yahoo.com>
> With hardware recorders/encoders, you can actually run
> pretty barebones. My Knoppmyth backend is an old Compaq
> Deskpro. It is a PIII at 1Ghz with only 512mb RAM. I have
> two PVR-150 tuner cards attached to regular cable signal.
> Works great for me. The only issue is that with such little
> CPU power, I had to limit commercial flagging jobs to run
> overnight. While it's not digital cable and not HD, it
> certainly suits my needs. I have recently been catching more
> programming using Hulu anyway, which I watch on another box
> that is a Knoppmyth frontend. The frontend is only a Sempron
> with 1gb RAM and Nvidia video card.
> My recommendations are to use Knoppmyth and use Hauppauge
> cards. I'm not familiar with HD cards, but the HD Home
> Run may meet some of that need. I don't deal with remote
> controls and lirc, either. Instead, I use a wireless USB
> keyboard from logitech marketed for the Wii.
> HD-PVR from Haauppauge works w/ the .22Beta/RC builds, out
> of the box.
> Lately, I've been thinking about upgrading to the
> latest Knoppmyth for my backend and adding an HD Home Run.
> For frontends, I'm thinking that it may be time to look
> into XBMC and use its Myth capabilities to connect to my
> backend. UPNP can also be use in theory.
> greg pryzby
> greg at pryzby dot org
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