Hello, this is Digital STREAM Technology,Inc. in Seoul , Korea.
First, thank you for your interest on our products.
I'm Kevim Kim in charge of HiDTV PRO support.
Here is some answer to help you. ( i hope )
1) HiDTV PRO 2.0 (different features than HiPix 3.0b)
- HiDTV PRO has more powerful features in Remote Controller (25 function in default )
For example : Pause , Capture , Recording in HD-Out mode , Change
display mode , File Listing in OSD for playback and more.
- Skin function ( 3 type skin included. we'll update more skins in later )
- File Playback Navigator : Forward and rewind function supported while
TS file playback. (per 30 second , 1 minute and 5 minute )
- Fine tunning for NTSC channels with more detail frequency adjusting.
- Powerful PSIP parsing : Major / Minor channel support.
Channel Descriptor (displayed in OSD)
Multi-language support (in digital channel)
- Detail options for slow PC
2) Upcoming Features in HiDTV PRO 2.0
We'll try to update with new functions as soon as possible.
3) About PCI Bus Interface description
First, " 32 bit interface at 33Mhz or 66Mhz bus clock" comes from Teralogic
Janus Chip reference. So there is no functional defect. (in my opinion)
Of course , HiDTV PRO 2.0 is 32 bit interface card whether PCI bus works in
33Mhz or 66Mhz. And also there is some sort of new mainboard in PC market. ( .. like ASUS , Tyan..)
4) Recording Digital HD program
There is no downscaling recording in digital channels. (watching in downscaled , this make sense.)
The recorded file has own origial resolution that comes from TV broadcaster
But when you playback this TS file , video resolution in PC overlay windows
depend on PCI bus and our application's option setting. (704x240p
You can also playback TS file directly into display device without using PCI bus , that's HD-Out mode. (up to 1080i )
I think this is similar to the other Janus based card ; HiPix , MDP-100 etc.
Thank you sir, GaryHDTV
5) About our Bulletin Board.
For visitor in our board , we replied each of them via e-mail and keep on
relation with them. so don't worry about past messages.
From now on , we'll not only reply board but also mail to visitors.
If there is anything we can do for you , please do not hesitate to write us.
6) Lite for software decoding and Lite for datacasting
We have both SW decoding and datacasting solution. Beside datacasting,
HiDTV Lite can decode digital terrestrial broadcasting stream in 720x480p.
Unfortunately , there is some limitation like PC CPU power , VGA card device
driver problem with ATIs , iDCT function and OS dependency
So Lite has only limited users. (ATI Radeon 64M DDR or higher , P3-933Mhz or higher , Windows 98 SE / Me / XP (another limitation with DXVA feature)
In these times , we are test about various system for HiDTV Lite.
But, datacasting has no limitation or problem. And also datacasing card has very stable status.
For more information about HiDTV Datacast , please contact us.
I hope it might help you for understand our products.
If you have any further question , please leave message in this board or
send me an e-mail