[mythtv-users] Anyone else? - Reproducible frontend crash playing HD MPEG2

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Tue Dec 18 21:42:47 UTC 2007

Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 12/18/2007 12:07 PM, Rich West wrote:
>> Correct.. it's representative of corruption within the mpeg file.  And I 
>> agree, I wouldn't worry about it.  I *believe* OTA is more susceptible 
>> to corruption since it relies of signal strength, can be impacted by 
>> weather, physical obstacles, and general stability of the placement of 
>> the antenna.
> Sounds like your cable company is a /lot/ better quality than the one in
> my area...  Their service is far less reliable than OTA has been for me.
>>   However, when you get the antenna in the right place, the 
>> picture quality is far superior.
> Yep.  You get full bitrate video.  The cable companies like to reduce
> the bitrate to fit more channels on the pipe.

I'm in the heart of Comcast country which has historically has good 
strong quality.  But, the compression on the video is a real turn-off 
(aside from the price).  So, I am using DirecTV w/ SD broadcasts for the 
majority of our channels, and an HDHomeRun w/ a good indoor/outdoor 
antenna (mounted outdoors) + in-line amplifier for the broadcast HD 


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