[mythtv-users] CBS/NBC 1080i and telecine

Andrew Gallatin gallatin at cs.duke.edu
Thu Jul 16 19:32:47 UTC 2009

Yeechang Lee [ylee at pobox.com] wrote:
> Tom Dexter <digitalaudiorock at gmail.com> says:
> > I've recently noticed one change in the NBC 1080i content...it used
> > to always be the case for shows such as dramas, that a one hour show
> > would display as around 52 minutes in the OSD.  This was due to the
> > mixing of different frame rates in commercials apparently. I've
> > noticed that recently (the show "Kings" for example) that this no
> > longer appears to be the case.  Maybe over time they'll stop these
> > various bizarre practices.
> The behavior varies by show and by episode, _Friday Night Lights_
> being a recent example. The late-night talk shows have always been
> clean, with the occasional exception of film clips (but I haven't seen
> thsi behavior in some time so it's likely fixed, whether on the source
> or MythTV side).

You keep talking like there is a problem on the broadcaster's side
("clean", "guilty party").  There isn't.  What they're doing is
completely legal, its just that MythTV doesn't seem to understand it.

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