[mythtv-users] Fox Chicago (WLFD) OTA HD - Nearly unwatchable

matthew.garman at gmail.com matthew.garman at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 14:01:38 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 09:29:42AM -0400, Steven Adeff wrote:
> On 3/21/07, matthew.garman at gmail.com <matthew.garman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm trying to record over-the-air HD via a pchdtv-5500.  It
> > generally seems to work, except with Fox (WFLD).  In particular, my
> > girlfriend's "American Idol" recordings are almost too lousy to
> > watch.  The recordings will have a lot of "jumps" and studdering.
> > Immediately prior to and following one of these blips is a lot of
> > blocky pixelation and artifacting of the video.
> <snip>
> how's the signal quality on that channel, sounds like your just
> missing data? Does the recorded length look correct? usually when
> packets go missing the time shown is a lot shorter.

I'm not sure... how can I check signal quality?

My *guess* is that the signal is decent, since I thought I remember
Myth saying "unable to achieve signal lock" if the signal was too

But I'm sure there's a better way to determine signal quality than
guessing :)


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