[mythtv-users] HDTV on Myth -- is it a "myth?"

jack jr at jrh.net
Tue Oct 12 14:48:43 UTC 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Jarod Wilson
> Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 9:26 PM
> To: Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] HDTV on Myth -- is it a "myth?"
> On Oct 11, 2004, at 18:13, jack wrote:
> > I had pretty much all the problems you described but I knocked them
> > off one
> > by one on an AMD64 3400. The one I can't get rid of is signal
> > strength... I
> > can only get into the high 80's on one channel at a time with a highly
> > directional antenna (the silver sensor).
> You don't need a high 80s signal to get a good recording though. My
> *strongest* signals (I live about 20 miles outside Seattle) are in the
> high 60s. All the high 60s recordings are perfect. A few of my stations
> come in with signals in the low 50s, and while I get the occasional
> failed recording due to lack of signal lock, when they do record, 99%
> of the video is perfectly fine (every once in a blue moon, there's some
> pixelization in the video stream where I presume the signal dropped a
> bit).

Really?! I thought the signal quality was what was holding me back. Gonna
have to go back and investigate more, but I am almost positive if the signal
strength isn't 85 or better mythtv just craps out early on in the stream. I
am almost 50 miles away from the tower, for some reason I don't think my
high 85 equals one of your low 60's =p

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