[mythtv-users] Clipped video from Motorola DCT-6200

Tad Hunt tadhunt at gmail.com
Sun Dec 3 07:22:36 UTC 2006


I've been struggling with getting video capture working reliably from my
DCT-6200 (Comcast). The problem is that the right side of the picture is
clipped off.

I tried capturing using both MythTV and the 'test-mpeg2' command, with
identical results.

I've tried Xine and Mplayer and Mythtv for playback, and they all show the
same results.

Here's a screenshot (too big for an attachment) from Xine showing the


Does anyone with some firewire video expertise have a clue about how to fix

Here's the relevant version & cmdline info:

SW 74.53-3321
MCA 0-4, 1-8192, 2-16505, 3-33457
Firmware 16.20

Linux (Ubuntu 6.10):
tad at media:~$ uname -a
Linux media 2.6.17-10-generic #2 SMP Fri Oct 13 15:34:39 UTC 2006 x86_64

Capture command:
tad at media# 6200ch -s <channel#>
tad at media# test-mpeg2 -r 1 foo.mpg

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