On 6/27/07, Georg Acher <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

On Wed, Jun 27, 2007 at 09:17:03PM +0100, Torgeir Veimo wrote:
> On 27 Jun 2007, at 20:51, Igor wrote:
> >Hello
> >
> >http://reel-multimedia.com/rmm-english/netceiver.html
> >here's a good platform for future hdtv-vdr
> >Are you agree ? :)
> Well, what's missing there is info about the "1x extra PCI slot for
> HD-Decoder-Card". Having a PCI decoder for mpeg2/4/h.264 would be
> fine, unles it's actually a mini-pci card that only works with reels
> netceiver external tuner hardware.

The HDTV decoder card in PCI format will be first used for the Reelbox
Avantgarde (based on a Mini-ITX-PC). The usage in the NetCeiver itself in
PC-less combo is planned, but I don't think a vdr can run on that platform
without serious restrictions. For example, the NetCeiver with its current
firmware has no real DVB-API, as the CPU has nothing to do with the TS
streaming, it only controls the tuners. The rest (filtering and network
encapsulation) is done in the hardware. So it will be more a small STB
application without bells and whistles,.

But the chances are high that the HD card (running with the Micronas
DeCypher) will be seperately available. As the Reelbox uses vdr, Linux
drivers for the HD card and the NetCeiver (a DVB-API emulation and a vdr
plugin with more features) will be there from the start.

Is there any information regarding availability or pricing on the HDTV PCI
card ?  I have been waiting a long time for an HD MPEG-2/4 decoder with HDMI
and this sounds promising :-)

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