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by nullstring
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: raspberry pi atsc tuner and tvheadend
Replies: 3
Views: 4451

Re: raspberry pi atsc tuner and tvheadend

You probably get that error message because your WinTV-HVR-850 also have an analog tuner in it. (In addition to the ATSC tuner).

Are you sure it's not showing up as multiple devices?
by nullstring
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Which ATSC tuner will you get?
Replies: 0
Views: 951

Which ATSC tuner will you get?

Given the good news I need to choose an ATSC tuner for my RPI. :D

Has anyone looked into this at all yet?
I will do some research and report back with findings.
by nullstring
Mon May 21, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Can I make a poll?
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Can I make a poll?

I thought I read somewhere that phpbb would allow us to make polls?
But I guess not?
by nullstring
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: rpi-update - Firmware updater for Raspberry Pi
Replies: 39
Views: 16554

Re: rpi-update - Firmware updater for Raspberry Pi

RPI doesn't have it's own debian repository to do this?

It seems like this should be done with each distribution's native package manager.
by nullstring
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should we make a wiki page for overscan settings?
Replies: 9
Views: 5740

Re: Should we make a wiki page for overscan settings?

<t>naicheben said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Would it make sence to build up a wiki page were we collect the overscan setting for our TVs? If someone new finds his TV on the wiki he hasn't to invent the weel again, just edit the config.txt and thats it.<br/> <br/> What do you think?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I...
by nullstring
Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SPDIF?
Replies: 39
Views: 39348

Re: SPDIF?

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Regarding the OP, having SPIDF won"t do much good if the codec for the source material isn"t licensed for the Pi, and not much beyond H.264 is available, AIUI. This is why I think people buying a Pi to use it as a media hub, especially for video, are going to be...
by nullstring
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 26794

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>droidix said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I just finished a chat with a support rep and they said my order would be shipping at the end of the month/beginning of next month.  I ordered on Feb. 29th and had my date end up in mid-august as well.  However, I went ahead and canceled my order and placed an orde...
by nullstring
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)
Replies: 188
Views: 26794

Re: Anyone in the US get a ship date from Newark (Element/14)

<t>I'm similar to the others above.<br/> <br/> I ordered on March 2nd. I had a date that said mid-may and then got updated to april 2nd.<br/> <br/> Now, of course, it says August 16th just like everyone else.<br/> <br/> If anyone hears anything.. let the group know!<br/> <br/> I'll be following this...
by nullstring
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?
Replies: 26
Views: 44950

Re: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> mole125 said:<br/> <br/> <br/> The end users are legally required to pay the appropriate fees if the manufacture hasn"t.<br/> <br/> So far the license holders haven"t been bothered to sue individual users for patent infringement.<br/> <br/> <br/> Obviously, thes...
by nullstring
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First impressions and 'blobs'
Replies: 15
Views: 4163

Re: First impressions and 'blobs'

Nevermind.
by nullstring
Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?
Replies: 26
Views: 44950

Re: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> So, who pays the MPEG license fees for freeware like MythTV on Linux - the receiver/tuner card/stick manufacturers? MP3 is an MPEG layer, but, a lot of people aren"t paying any license fees for that, AFAIK. I recall that DIRECTiVo recorded encrypted MPEG2 direct...
by nullstring
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?
Replies: 26
Views: 44950

Re: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?

<r>poing said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Correct me if I'm wrong but I always understood that sticks like the SundTek just pass on the data and any decoding takes place at the viewing end (TV, computer)? They also record just the stream AFAIK.<br/> <br/> So I think you could use the stick on a RPi where the...
by nullstring
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?
Replies: 26
Views: 44950

Re: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?

<t>Jim Manley said: <br/> <br/> <br/> AIUI, it"s a matter of whether the MPEG2 content is protected, right? Or, are there no codecs (yet?) for MPEG (of any flavor) on the Pi?<br/> <br/> <br/> It has nothing to do with protection.<br/> <br/> There is other threads/blog post that outline this better t...
by nullstring
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fitting the display on a TV: config.txt and overscan_*
Replies: 21
Views: 32206

Re: Fitting the display on a TV: config.txt and overscan_*

<t>Martyn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> If your TV has a special mode for playing video games then try that. I think that in that mode the overscan is switched off.<br/> <br/> Martyn.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Or search AVSforum for tips and tricks.<br/> <br/> All TVs are different and they have different wa...
by nullstring
Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?
Replies: 26
Views: 44950

Re: Raspberry Pi as a DVR? / TV recorder?

<t>I've heard multiple reports that TV tuners will work with various routers running OpenWRT. If they can handle it, I don't see why the RPI couldn't.<br/> <br/> The issue comes in when you realize that all OTA broadcasts in the USA are encoded in mpeg2, which the RPI doesn't support. This puts a da...
by nullstring
Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?
Replies: 20
Views: 5408

Re: Will the rPi drive down the prices of systems with embedded devices?

Most of the things you describe are best done in real time, and therefore an RPI would not be suitable for them.

And the chips (8/16bit MCU) are already very cheap. Like less than $2 each depending on which one you buy.
by nullstring
Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re: Sad about removal of I2S. Why was this change made?
Replies: 76
Views: 43420

Re: Sad about removal of I2S. Why was this change made?

<t>It's worth adding that currently we have /half/ of the I2S pins brought out to the GPIO header.<br/> <br/> These pins are rather useless other than as regular GPIO, and therefore the only logical move is to add the missing two I2S pins in a further revision.<br/> <br/> It's very likely this will ...
by nullstring
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot off a USB Stick?
Replies: 14
Views: 5036

Re: Boot off a USB Stick?

mdf200 said:


We will be doing a WIKI post about it (if it hasn't already been done).  Didn't take long to do.


Looking forward to it.
by nullstring
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Allwinner A10 Cpu at 7 USD for Volume orders
Replies: 17
Views: 6339

Re: Allwinner A10 Cpu at 7 USD for Volume orders

Yes, Long story short:

Their $15 number is NOT COMPARABLE to the $25 figure that the RPI sells for.

The $25 figure includes: Profit, License cost, manufacture, and other overhead, etc.
by nullstring
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mediacenter frontend
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Re: Mediacenter frontend

<t>There are four ways to get sound from the RPI.<br/> <br/> 1. Onboard 3.5mm audio jack- Hacked from a PWM. As you said, I can't imagine it sounds very good.<br/> <br/> 2. HDMI- Any receiver you have with HDMI input will be able to play audio from the RPI.<br/> <br/> 3. USB- There are many many USB...
by nullstring
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More Forum Catagories
Replies: 3
Views: 762

Re: More Forum Catagories

They are planning on migrating to new forum software, and at this time new categories will be available.
by nullstring
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?
Replies: 18
Views: 3582

Re: Pi's and small fuzzy animals. How will you keep them apart?

I hereby request pictures of mooncake.
by nullstring
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Possible higher bitrate DAC in the future?
Replies: 17
Views: 5193

Re: Possible higher bitrate DAC in the future?

<t>aeiah said: <br/> <br/> <br/> as an aside, those very cheap small usb soundcards on ebay for about £3 sound perfectly acceptable and are about the size of a usb stick. They work with linux out of the box, too.<br/> <br/> i found no difference in quality listening to one of them plugged into an op...
by nullstring
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Website back up (obviously)
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Re: Website back up (obviously)

So, the move to phpbb comes later I take it?
by nullstring
Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Netbook (well sort of)
Replies: 22
Views: 8587

Re: The Raspberry Pi Netbook (well sort of)

<t>Can you just use the lapdocks like that? I will have to look into that.<br/> <br/> You could use that $50 lapdock as portable server console, etc. (not just for RPI)<br/> <br/> I feel like it shouldn't just work like that, but it might. Worth looking into.<br/> <br/> EDIT: Looks like this would d...

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