[ale] [OT] Digital TV conversion box
atlantageek at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 13:29:59 EDT 2008
I'm looking for a cheap cable monitoring solution. Something that can
give digital measurements (MER and BER) and maybe symbol
constellations. My cable box does it in maintenance mode to the
screen. But it looks like comcast turned off snmp. So it is just a
product idea that I've been playing with. Sorry to go so far down to
OT rabbit hole.
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 1:10 PM, Calvin Harrigan
<charriglists at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> James Sumners wrote:
>> The HD HomeRun is not the same thing as a DTV converter. It is solely
>> an ATSC tuner (actually two of them) that passes the raw MPEG-2 stream
>> to whatever device is capable of reading it through the ethernet port.
>> Usually such a device is going to be a computer; specifically, some
>> sort of DVR.
> It's not a converter, agreed. He did ask about Ethernet/USB connectivity
> , which in my mind puts in in the realm of a digital tuner. If it
> solely converted from ATSC to NTSC, what would be the point of having
> Ethernet/USB on it if it wasn't to connect it to a computer?
> Those devices have to convert the incoming mpeg stream to an analog
> signal then either feed it out directly as s-video/composite or
> remodulate it. In speculation I would imagine that he would like to get
> the signal before it's ran through the DACs.
>> The HDHR and the DTV converters asked about perform two completely
>> different functions.
>> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 12:05 PM, Calvin Harrigan
>> <charriglists at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>>> If you are interested in a HD tuner that's has ethernet there is the
>>> HDHR by silicon dust. Works fairly well. I've had mine about a year
>>> now, use it with mythTV. Can't get over how much better broadcast HD is
>>> compared to cable or satellite. The HDHR supports qam (unencrypted
>>> cable) and ATSC (broadcast).
>>> LOL, I wonder how much I'll be payed for singing their praises?
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