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Re: [opensuse] pcHDTV HD-5500 - HDTV for your Linux desktop
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 19:31:09 -0500
  • Message-id: <1171499471.25404.1.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 10:17 -0500, 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 .
>
> That has thrown a monkey wrench into the local folks plans to
> charge "plenty money" for those broadcasts.. but it seems you don't
> need anything else.
>
> Wish I could remember the cite. But, it was in the dead tree version ,
> last week or the one before. ( I read it at the hairdresser's )
> There might be something on their website. ( Newsweek)

Better than a cite. My brother picked up on of those HD antennas and
was showing me the diff between the cable feed and the antenna feed.

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