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Re: [opensuse] pcHDTV HD-5500 - HDTV for your Linux desktop
  • From: Russell Jones <russell.jones@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 13:26:14 +0000
  • Message-id: <45D30DF6.80703@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Clayton wrote:
"The HD-5500 is a HDTV tuner card, that recieves free over the high-def
broadcasts, as well as unencrypted QAM through your local cable provider. The
included xine-hd program allows for the user to watch HDTV in a window.
Screenshots are available to see what the card can do. This card is available
only for Linux."
Nice. shame it's NTSC and ATSC only though. I was all ready to buy
one... and then realized... no PAL, No DVB-S, C, or T... so those of
us who live outside of the US, Canada, South Korea, Argentina, and
Mexico are out of luck with this particular card.
GNU radio looks very interesting ( and for an implementation of the hardware-- the schematics are freely available though, naturally). It's theoretically capable of usefully receiving any radio transmission between 50Hz and 2.9GHz (there are about ten bands each requiring a module), and US HDTV has been decoded from it, so it could make a *very* interesting hobby project to get it working with a local flavour of DVB-T at HDTV resolution. Not for the faint of heart, and certainly not Plug and Play :-)

Russell Jones
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