[mythtv-users] Line of garbage at top of screen

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Tue Jan 31 14:32:08 UTC 2006

David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com> writes:

> On 30/01/06, David Abrahams <dave at boost-consulting.com> wrote:
>> When I watch recorded material on OS X there's what looks like a one
>> (source) pixel line of seemingly random black and white pixels.  The
>> source material is fine; I don't see the garbage when I play it in
>> VLC.  Does anyone know where this comes from or what can be done about
>> it?  (Trac is down or I'd have made a ticket)
> It's teletext data (VBI I think is the proper name), streaming of text
> data within the video signal.  It was designed to be hidden in the bit
> of the picture you couldn't see on an analog television.
> AFAIK the only way to get rid of it is to tweak your overscan
> settings

Is that in one of the MythTV setup screens or are you talking about an
xorg/XFree86.conf?  I'm running this on a Mac, so neither of those
latter two are valid for me.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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