[buug] ANNOUNCE: EFF PVR Build-In, Saturday 12 March, 11AM
ms at formulae.org
Thu Mar 3 16:51:01 PST 2005
This is the first I've heard of this, sounds really neat.
Anyone have an idea if you follow the general build-guidelines how
many channels we're talking about?
On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 08:28:01AM -0800, Tony Godshall wrote:
> [I previously posted...]
> > Subject: [buug] Re: Anyone interested in doing a EFF PVR build-in?
> > ... as described in...
> > http://eff.org/broadcastflag/cookbook/buildin.php
> > I can host a half dozen or so at my apt in Alameda.
> > My cable brings in, I think, a couple of free HDTV
> > channels, and we get 3Mbps.
> > Alameda is not as handy as some places, but it's only
> > a short bus ride from downtown SF or downtown Oakland.
> > I'd happy go elsewhere too.
> > If folks are interested, I'll announce a meeting for a
> > Saturday following the BAD meeting.
> Hi, folks.
> PVR Build-In will be Saturday 12 March, 11AM at my
> second-floor apartment in Alameda (two blocks West of
> Webster, near shoreline). My apartment is second floor
> and looks West, so I think we have a pretty good chance
> of picking up San Francisco HDTV stations.
> EFF has confirmed that they are sending the EFF build-in kit:
> * EFF hat and a few t-shirts
> * Cool case stickers
> * KnoppMyth ISO - a CD with the latest KnoppMyth distribution
> * Print version of "Cooking with EFF: KnoppMyth and pcHDTV for DTV Liberation"
> I told them I have two RSVP's so I assume they are only
> sending three T-shirts. Let me know ASAP if you plan to
> show and maybe they'll send more.
> If you want it to be an HDTV PVR, you'll need to get
> a Linux-friendly HDTV tuner, such as the pcHDTV
> (antenna-only) or Air2PC (antenna + unencrypted digital
> cable). EFF's instructions are for pcHDTV so that would
> probably be simplest. If you want to do Analog, that's fine
> too- the cards typically do both cable and antenna.
> EFF recommends a P4 at 3GHz+ with 800MHz FSB to record HDTV.
> HDTV tuner cards seem to be going fast, so order right away!
> The priority will be to get EFF HDTV PVRs up and running but
> folks wanting to do analog are also welcome. I believe the
> EFF-supplied (KnoppMyth) CD supports has a pretty recent kernel
> device lib. Lower spec computers are OK for Analog, especially
> if you have a card with hardware MPEG encoding. See...
> I have limited room, so you'll need to RSVP me if you plan
> to come.
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