[mythtv-users] HDTV channels chopped video on Motorola 6200

Jon Breazile breazile at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 14 06:16:16 UTC 2005

Yes, I have an ATI card, so that's good news. I'm running it on a Dell
laptop (Inspiron 8200) for testing. I have a Latitude D800 with an
Nvidia card that I can try until I decide on which motherboard/cpu 
combination to buy.

Has anybody tried running dual firewire capture? Any other suggestions
for capturing dual HD content besides firewire? I am capturing digital cable

and Dish Network, so most tuner cards are useless to me. That means I would
need to capture from component, HDMI, or DVI. I think my only option is to
find a box that converts component to firewire, but I don't know if they
will handle HD signals. Any ideas?


-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Scott
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2005 9:23 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] HDTV channels chopped video on Motorola 6200

On Jun 13, 2005, at 6:13 AM, Jon Breazile wrote:

> I'm running 0.18.1 with a Motorola 6200 (Comcast) connected via
> firewire. I can watch TV
> just fine (SD analog & digital channels), but when I tune to HD  
> channels some video is
> missing on the right side of the screen, and I see a pink stripe  
> instead.

Are you using an ATI card by chance? It seems there are some scaling  
bugs with the radon driver that cause the problem you describe with  
the pink stripe when viewing 720p/1080i content. I've run into the  
same problem on my video card using some HDTV test clips (mpeg2).

No clue yet on how to fix it through. For me, chances are, I'll just  
try my luck with a nvidia adapter and binary-driver-hell.

Scott <catfather at donpoo.net>
AIM: BlueCame1

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