Originally Posted by CityK
You can read all about how it was implemented, starting here
. The ATI HDTV Wonder also just gained support, so that should make three.
I've read much about ATI software problems, that's why MyHD is still #1 of my options. Given that the HDTV towers are not close enough to my home to get sufficient OTA, I need QAM on the card as well. Maybe ATI is the way to go given that recent posts helped support this post that I've found in my research;
"in a strict sense, you can get video from the MyHD to the DVI output on your video card. However, it won't be full HD resolution. The hardware decoder cards (MyHD, accessDTV, etc.), decode the HD video on the card - not in software. There isn't enough bandwidth on the PCI bus
to transfer uncompressed HD video from the HD tuner card to your video card, so it gets down converted to ~720x480 and then scaled back up to the size of your overlay window. Even if the final output resolution is 1920x1080 or 1280x720, a lot of detail from the original signal is lost in the process. The only way to watch full resolution out of the hardware decoder cards is via their onboard HD outputs.
The overlay outputs on these HD tuner cards is something I almost wish hadn't been made available. It's convenient if you just want to casually watch something while doing other things on the PC, but leads to a LOT of confusion when it comes to (especially new) users figuring out how to configure their systems."
I believe that I understand the above, but it seems to imply real time watching of HDTV w. tuning by MyHD and output by the video card. For real time, I willuse MyHD via component. However, using MyHD as tuner and then recording shows to the hard drive as PVR, can I then playback (anybody suggest software?) via video card? My new HP 5880 has 1080p inputs and future monitors will presumably have greater resolution such that being able to output via video card would be optimal.
Thanks again for so much from advanced members for help!!!