[FoRK] how to do no-sub tv?
Lucas Gonze <
lgonze at panix.com
> on >
Thu Apr 27 08:35:07 PDT 2006
Brian Atkins wrote:
> Straight Over-The-Air HDTV is the best quality going nowadays. Sat
> companies actually downrez it down to 1280x1024 and lower bitrates, so
> avoid them.
Wow! I would never have guessed that this was a plausible technology --
I was assuming that I'd need some kind of satellite hookup.
> Just hook up an antenna, size and quality depending on your location:
Ok, so, the next question is what that "antenna" business means.
Checking out the UHF antennnae at
http://www.hometech.com/video/antennas.html, I wonder if I can get away
with one of the smaller things there, since I don't have roof access for
installing a bigger one.
As a general point, my motivation is to not accept ongoing dependence on
some vendor, whether it's for subscription fees or refills.
> If you want a DVR, there are various options from building your own PC
> based DVR, or waiting for the series 3 Tivo coming out this year which
> will have two OTA tuners.
Hm. Maybe I can retrofit my series 1 Tivo. The only change is a bigger
hard drive to accomodate larger files, I think.
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