Subject: Re: mythtv and netbsd?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dieter <email@example.com>
Date: 02/14/2006 11:13:23
> I confess I have no idea what pieces we're missing.
> Drivers for the tuner cards?
Drivers for tuner cards are definitely lacking in BSD-land. :-(
Analog TV broadcasts are mandated to go away soon, so I
don't see any point in getting an analog-only card.
I could only find one card (HD-3000) that could receive
digital signals and had any sort of Unix driver, and
that was for Linux. :-(
> For the video cards?
Some people are working on a free/open source graphics
card. Plan is to support dual-link DVI, TV-out,
sync-on-green. It isn't ready yet.
Most graphics card reviews only consider gaming, not
video (television). There was a thread recently on
slashdot about video. Word is that ATI is much better
for video than Nvidea, both on wintel and Linux,
including free/open source drivers. I didn't see any
mention of BSD.
I'm currently converting video to DV format and have FreeBSD
ship it out firewire to a DV camcorder, which does the D/A
and ships it to the TV via a s-video cable.
Once the LCD reviews stop complaining about how bad video
looks on them, and the prices come down, I'll go shopping
for a LCD that can display 1080p.