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Re: [opensuse] pcHDTV HD-5500 - HDTV for your Linux desktop
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 11:15:37 -0500
  • Message-id: <1171469737.14456.22.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 09:59 -0600, JB wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 February 2007 09:17, jfweber@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>
> > On Wed February 14 2007 9:25 am, JB scratched these words onto a coconut
> >
> > shell, hoping for an answer:
> > > On Wednesday 14 February 2007 06:35, 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."
> > > > >
> > > > > http://lunapark6.com/?p=2992
> > > >
> > > > 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.
> > >
> > > We're out of luck here in the states too if one can't get cable out
> > > in the woods :-(
> >
> > Depends, can you get "regular" thru the air telly from your local
> > stations? Newsweek had a story about folks being able to get their
> > local stations HD broadcasts w/ "rabbit ears" type antennae .
>
> Heh...we have 2 whole channels to choose from with regular 'network' TV, and
> are still hard to pick up way out where I'm at. They both suck horrendously
> (programs they show) and neither broadcasts anything HD.
> Thanks though. Maybe someone else will get something out of what you found.
> It sounds interesting at least.

Ever hear of satellite TV? I'm in the city and it still beats cable
hands down.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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