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Month: February 2016

Re: [trinity-users] Kaffeine and HDTV

From: Thierry de Coulon <tcoulon@...>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:02:06 +0100
On Tuesday 23 February 2016 05.19:05 Gene Heskett wrote:
> I am a retired television engineer.
> But that can't effect you. I'd expect the card will need to be replaced
> with a newer, digital capable card.
> Cheers, Gene Heskett
> --
> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
>  soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
> -Ed Howdershelt (Author)
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Thanks Gene, I'm happy you understand more in the matter than I do. However, 
the problem should not be analog vs digital. I do get digital TV on the 
Sundtek receiver.

The problem is HD vs SD. I do get digital SD, what I don't get is digital HD. 
I don't care - I used the computer to watch news when my daughter or wife use 
the television - but they are closing the SD channels on the satellite (says 
my provider) so we can only watch HD in the (very) near future. 

So the Sundtek will become useless if I loose these channels (the other ones I 
allready get directly by satellite).

I've tried to generate a config file with w_scan but it crashes badly before 
writing the file. When I have some spare time I'll try installing under 
Windows and/or Mac to see if I can confirm the stick _can_ do HD, in which 
case it would be a Linux problem.