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Ritmo2k

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HD Cable Boxes and HDMI
« on: January 20, 2009, 05:17:53 pm »
Looking through the wiki, I can not seem to really find anything about hdmi capture cards so I may stream our cable boxes.
Is this possible, any pointers to some docs would be really appreciated!

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Re: HD Cable Boxes and HDMI
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 05:54:00 pm »
Currently there are  no hdmi capture devices.

The closest thing is the HDPVR with composite in.

I have on and will be trying to get it to work with the 0810 release.



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Re: HD Cable Boxes and HDMI
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 06:58:23 pm »
"Trying..."
Ouch, so it doesn't work with the current release I gather.
Composite would be fine, I will post back later to see how you have made out.

In the meantime I will assume it needs to be hooked up to the tuner at the tv. It has an ethernet port, hopefully it can be controlled via a template.

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Re: HD Cable Boxes and HDMI
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 08:07:16 pm »
The intention once this is working to make it pnp with its own template... Others are successfully using it with mythtv ( driver is very new)
So it will work just of matter when.




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Re: HD Cable Boxes and HDMI
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2009, 02:37:38 am »
I doubt this works with IVTV, but it's worth the investigation: http://www.blackmagic-design.com/products/intensity/

Makes for a very neat installation and unencumbered means of capturing your HD cable/HD satellite tuner. Some others are talking about this card's possibilities, but there are a number of obstacles that must be overcome first: http://www.mythtvtalk.com/forum/general/5271-hdmi-capture.html

One step is that ALSA now supports HDMI passthrough in Linux: http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/2009/01/23/linux-gets-hdmi-sound-pass-through-support-via-alsa-and-kernel-2627-x/

Now all we need is a dependable driver for this card in Linux, stable compatibility with IVTV, and a general defeat of HDCP that governs its playback, and we're set! Hopefully we'll get a breakthrough soon...
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