[mythtv-users] How to find Broadcast Resolution.

Chris Petersen lists at forevermore.net
Thu May 18 07:51:19 UTC 2006

clemens at dwf.com wrote:
> OK, this is the sort of question I ask, and then seem to find the
> answer to (myself) as soon as I finish typing,- 
> but, Ive been looking thru both mythfrontend.log and mythbackend.log
> and I dont see anything telling me the resolution of the broadcast signal.
> I suspect it must be there somewhere, or is there some other way
> to get this information?
> Can I expect a given Network to always broadcast with the same 
> resolution, or will they change from program to program (I would
> 'kinda expect the latter).

That all depends on:

  * What country you live in
  * What type of signal you're receiving:
    * DVB-S, DVB-T, DVB-C
    * ATSC
    * NTSC or PAL analog over the air
    * firewire from a cable box
    * composite/rf from a cable/satellite box
    * something else
  * What channel you're watching (does it ever broadcast HD?)
  * What show you're watching (most HD channels don't broadcast
    every single show in HD)
  * Whether you include the commercials (commercials in HD shows
    aren't necessarily HD themselves)

I probably forgot a few things, too.  Also don't forget that you have to 
consider the quality of the tuner card (my pvr-150 is FAR better at 
capturing the exact same tv signal as my bttv card was), and that 
resolution isn't everything (pvr-150 at 720x480 over svideo still looks 
crappy compared to the 352x480 resolution that some of my firewire 
channels come in as).


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