[mythtv] Screen Flickers

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Fri Sep 14 03:06:59 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-13 at 20:19 -0500, Michael Wisniewski wrote:
> Hi!  I have a small problem.  I'm using svn Revision 14488.  It seems
> like after upgrading to this, while watching LiveTV, if I go into the
> "Info" menu (which displays the Program Guide, Picture in Picture,
> Previous Channel, etc), the menu flickers.
> Also, the volume box flickers, along with captions on the bottom of
> the screen, such as "SPECIAL REPORT - Presidential Address...".  It
> also looks like the text for everything that flickers isn't clear.
> It's not like a refresh rate flicker...it's just sort of flickers a
> couple of times every couple of seconds.
> I was wondering if anybody else happened to come across this and if
> anybody has any ideas.  I'm going to see if there's a ticket open
> relating to this, but thought this would be a good place to start.

You are probably using bob-deinterlacing, with many display devices
it causes a shimmer in the OSD. Try one of the other deinterlacers
if the shimmer bothers you. I've long wanted to fix this artifact,
which is possible, but it's never been high enough on my priority
list that it actually gets done.

-- Daniel

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