[TriLUG] Best HD/TV or Regular TV card for linux
rick.denatale at gmail.com
Mon Mar 27 10:53:08 EST 2006
On 3/27/06, John Turner <jdturner at nc.rr.com> wrote:
> You might check out www.digitalconnection.com
> I am using 2 DVICO FusionHDTV3 with the DVB driver in a Myth box.
> I think the latest version is the FusionHDTV5.
One thing to think about in buying an HDTV card is whether or not it
does (bad) or doesn't (good) implement the broadcast flag
The broadcast flag is an attempt by the movie studios to restrict what
can be done with digital TV material. THe FCC had written rules
requiring implementation starting last summer, but the DC Circuit
court tossed it out before it went into effect. There's pressure on
Congress to enact it into law. While there is a window, there are
still cards available which don't implement it. Since most of the
interesting uses of a capture flag wouldn't work if the broadcast flag
were implemented it just might be an important factor in the buying
decision. The EFF recommends the card which Josh pointed to
(http://www.pchdtv.com/) since it does NOT implement the flag.
I tried looking at the digitalconnection web site to investigate the
cards there, but gave up after firefox warned me about iffiness with
their ssl certicates.
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