NewsForge: pcHDTV: For the Linux Geek on Your Shopping List
Oct 08, 2003, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)
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"Does the coming holiday season have you wondering what to get
the geek on your shopping list--the one who already has everything?
One item you might consider is the HD-2000 High definition TV card
for Linux. Just make sure that the recipient is geek-to-the-bone.
The HD-2000 is not for the faux-geek or the gweak of heart. Not
yet, at least.
"This story actually began a couple of months ago. That's when I
made a wrong turn in Best Buy and found myself in the middle of the
large-screen HDTV section. It was the first time I had seen HDTV
up-close-and-personal, and I really couldn't believe how sharp the
pictures were. So when I saw a NewsVac announcement a couple of
weeks later about an HDTV card for Linux--a card which can be had
for a fraction of the cost of a regular HDTV set--I decided it was
my obligation to our readers to review a pcHDTV card for