[mythtv] Funky 720p playback

John Lofgren john.lofgren at gmail.com
Thu Feb 28 21:38:16 UTC 2008

> [.snipped a long description of how some of ABC's HD programming doesn't
> play right]
> >
> > >
> > > I've seen the same thing on ABC HD programming in Chicago for
> > about the
> > > past two months. It only occurs on HD programs, not SD programs
> > in HD
> > > (like Supernanny) with letterboxing. I've tried finding a place to
> > > notify them about it but haven't and also haven't put much
> > effort into it.
> >
> > I'm assuming that this happened to everyone again yesterday during
> > Lost?
> > If it did, how are you obtaining the content: OTA or QAM?
> >
> >
> > Does the issue go away after a pause/unpause?
> >
> I record OTA. It happened again with Lost on Thursday. From what I've
> found online, ABC has
> changed something in the stream which makes it non-standard. It doesn't
> affect old programs
> (i.e. re-runs from last Fall), but new, first-run shows are whacked.
> Pause and unpause have no impact. Neither does jumping around through
> the recording.
> -Bill

I also have exactly the same problem - with Lost.  I think that is the
only ABC show that I record.  I also am using an HDHomeRun with QAM on
Comcast in the Chicago area.  Is anyone NOT using an HDHR and having
this problem?

Has anyone heard any further developments on this issue?  What's the status?


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