[mythtv-users] Frame by frame playback - 3 good, 2 "ghosty"

Dale Quigg dalequigg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 20:23:06 UTC 2008


I'm new to MythTV but have been enjoying using it with my Mythbuntu
install.  I'm very impressed with how well everything works.

I have a standard definition CRT TV, Comcast cable, HDHomeRun, and
PVR-150.  I record all my shows in standard definition, mostly using
the HDHomeRun.
My computer is a BackEnd/FrontEnd with a ASUS M2NPV-VM motherboard,
2GB RAM, and a ~2 GHZ CPU.

I thought I saw my question in the forum archives, but I couldn't find
it again.  I've noticed that when going "frame by frame" in a show,
that there seems to be a repeated pattern of 3 "good" frames" and 2
"ghosty" frames (especially if there is horizontal movement).   This
happens whether I use "Default" or "Highest" recording quality.  I've
also tried various settings for deinterlacing, but I've not seen any
change in the output.

My questions are;
1) Is this "frame by frame" viewing indicative of what is actually
happening during playback?
2) If so, what recommendations are there for improving the picture quality?

Thanks for any help.

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