[mythtv-users] Plextor ConvertX tuner

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Wed Sep 28 22:15:39 UTC 2005

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mikko at sorl.net wrote:
> I just bought a PlextorX and I'm trying to set up a nice mythtv box. I'm
> not sure if the tuner search channels function isn't working because I
> sure as hell cannot get it to work.

I tried one out a few months ago.  Getting it working and capturing video was
surprisingly easy (my MythTV box is built on top of Gentoo), but the big
showstopper for me was its insistence on deinterlacing all incoming video.  If
it was smart enough to do inverse 3:2 pulldown when necessary, that would've
actually been kinda cool.  Instead, it just spit everything out at 29.97 fps
progressive-scan, which is useless for archiving stuff to DVD.  I took it back
to Fry's and got my money back.

Has this misfeature (bug really, IMNSHO) been corrected in later releases, or
does it still behave this way?

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