[mythtv-users] Mechanical cable splitter

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Nov 16 15:58:29 UTC 2007

lanas wrote:
> Second, and this is odd,
> the digital box cable menu overlay (i.e. channel listings, etc...)
> responds very slowly to the digital box remote when seen through the
> Myth box.  When a button is pressed for the menu, 4 seconds can be
> easily counted before seeing a change on the digital bix menu.  Now, if
> the TV input is changed so that the direct output from the digital box
> is used, the menu response to the digital box remote are almost
> instantaneous.
> Any idea of what cause could that be ?

When you are watching the Myth box you are watching the picture after it
has been encoded, recorded, retrieved from the disk system, decoded,
then possibly scaled and finally displayed. All of this takes time, and
while 4 seconds seems excessive you would certainly expect some
additional delay for all of that to happen.

Remember that watching Live TV is not the primary goal of Myth, and most
users do not use it in that way at all.


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