Originally Posted by SFischer1
Have you not heard that OTA will soon be dead having been taken replaced by Internet streaming?
One European network turned all their transmitters off years ago in favour of the Internet.
1. Hardly, in US and Canada many, including myself, still have data caps on home internet.
2. Europe is different, not only are they using DVB-T and DVB-T2 but they pay far less for internet that is faster than ours as well as being unlimited.
I'm paying 84$ a month with a 175 GiB limit before overages charges on a 50Mips line, many of my European acquaintances say that is outrageous because they're paying less than half that for four times the speed, but the ISPs, big and small claim they can't do it for less because Canada is such a large land mass.
I said before, streaming is for noobs, that's why I pirate. Because of the move to laptops and tablets, the interest in building has diminished, so motherboard manufacturers seem to be catering to the gamer crowd now, or at least I can't find any good general use mobos any more. So my legacy stuff may have to be boxed, while I hunt for peripherals that can reside in PCIe x1 and x2 slots, very few still offer the regular PCI slots.
Anyhow, with this new CPU I just installed, I can play 1080p HEVC now without stuttering because the extra core makes all the difference, when I tried to revert the Sempron 145 back to stock, that killed it, because by trial and error, the original core was the one that went bad and I was running on the one that was unlocked. To boot normally again I had to clear the CMOS. HEVC files, if you ever noticed, are smaller than the equivalent x264 mp4/mkv files and HEVC is what ATSC 3.0 plan to use for 4K broadcasts. The Sempron is toast and I'm down to just the one now in the PVR/XP box. To add to the previous, now one has to pay attention to the mobo specs to see which only has support for W10 and which can still run XP. So I may have to break down and buy a real DVD player, at least there are a choice now of up-scaling units.