Das misschien niet eens zo'n slechte optie. via zo'n DVB-S kaart moet je dat misschien wel rechtreeks in je mediacenter PC kunnen krijgen.
Een iemand zoeken die zo'n schotel heeft om te testen.
Most important defect of the Digicorder:
It costs you 100€/year on stand-by power consumption.
That's right. Even if you never switch it on, it will kill Kyoto and your wallet at the same time.
And don't be smart like me and unplug it from the mains when it isn't in use. If you leave the digicorder unpowered for longer then 48 hours it will need to be re-registered with Telenet before it will resume normal operation...
This piece of hardware is a (unavoidable due to closed standards) nightmare.
100€/year on stand-by - glwoops!
I asked Telenet if their planning to produce some smartcard solution for PC use, but they "laughed me out of the building" so to speak ...
So I guess we're stuck with their hardware untill we decide to switch providers ...
I hope to address my situation of not being very nice to Kyoto on day ... that's actually something I do feel bad about :-)
(And I hope I can achieve it with some DIY project)
Biggest problem with Telenet digital TV is the digicorder and the software is one big piece of sluggish bugridden fail
I heard the EPG software was written by a student and that wouldn't surprise me
Maaaar, Belgacom bespaart op de films door de ondertitels niet zelf om te zetten maar gewoon af te halen van het net:
I had written a whole rant (dutch) about the big digital TV dilemma.
Man, that was boring, so you can be glad I banned it to the archive
Instead I crafted this highly objective chart of the big question: Telenet or Belgacom?
a clear victory for Telenet. Hooray! (can you tell I'm a little internet focused?)
Enter the Telenet guys!
But man ... what a huge disappointment, I don't know who created their digicorder user interface but it's bad ... really bad.
Let's compare it with our TV experience before: a windows media center
Wow! bad points for the digicorder ...
Solution: Connect the video out from the digicorder to the video in of the mediacenter, attach a IR-blaster between the two so you can control the digicorder from the mediacenter and voila!
voila? hmmm, as the digital signal is converted to analog and back to digital, there's some serious quality loss, so you can forget about the HD ... also the program guide is flaky because you can't have AND the EPG for the analog channels AND the EPG for the digicorder in the same interface ...
Here's the comparison
Is the middle "I want it all" solution even possible without losing your sanity? I don't know, but I do know this: I'll be damned if I let Telenet (or Belgacom for that matter) lock me in their proprietary controlled TV experience.
If any other geek has figured out a better TV solution, please DO tell :-)