[opendtv] Re: Silicon Image rolls HDMI transmitters for PCs

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 08:04:14 -0400

At 3:56 PM -0400 10/23/06, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:

There you go. Now a laptop with tiny USB TV receiver can easily become
the DTV PVR/STB for a home theater system, even if the broadcast flag is
used.


That's quite a leap Bert. These devices simply give the PC the ability to hook up to the HDMI input of a display. To turn the PC into a PVR you will still need a tuner and the implementation will need to be HDMI and Broadcast Flag compliant. All of this is possible, but non-trivial.


Regards
Craig


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