pvr

hi everyone, i think that should be great to create a simple and open source pvr, because all the other pvr are really expensive. I know that this can't be based on arduino beacuse it has a low speed serial communication but i think that in this forum there are a lot of people who can help me.

Thanks, Dami

I know that this can't be based on arduino beacuse it has a low speed serial communication

Serial speed is not the problem for an Arduino based pvr.

You already know it can't be done. What help do you want?

I just wanna know if anybody have any idea for doing that

Excuse my ignorance, but what's a pvr ?

Personal Video Recorder. Usually hard disk based.

I just wanna know if anybody have any idea for doing that

Not with an Arduino. It can't drive a hard disk. It can't process video.

damibob: hi everyone, i think that should be great to create a simple and open source pvr, because all the other pvr are really expensive. I know that this can't be based on arduino beacuse it has a low speed serial communication but i think that in this forum there are a lot of people who can help me.

Thanks, Dami

You want to look up MythTV (http://www.mythtv.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythTV). MythTV is distributed under the GNU public license (GPL). It is available on most Linux distributions as pre-built executables, but if not, you should be able to configure and build it.

You will need a much bigger system than the Arduino, which doesn't have the memory nor processor speed to deal with high speed video. I would suggest browsing the MythTV site to find what is needed for your particular application.

In the US, it is now a requirement that the HD-TV signals be encrypted, and you would need some way to decrypt the video stream if you are getting signals from cable.

thanks, MichaelMeissner i’ll look to mythTV!