[mythtv-users] Bad picture quality for HD on frontend

Sanjeev Verma sanjeev.x.verma at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 00:00:31 UTC 2012

That was it! You rock Dave, thanks!!!


On Sun, 2012-01-01 at 12:36 -0500, Dave Matthews wrote:
> Sanjeev,
> I did the same thing last week.  I had a drive fail on my box and
> ended up loading Ubunto 11.10.  I had the same play back symptom of a
> mostly white screen and snow on 1080i playbacks.  I cured it by going
> into the front end setup and changing the playback profile from
> defalut to one that included a 1080  playback option.  I think it was
> the hd selection.
> Dave
> On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM, Sanjeev Verma
> <sanjeev.x.verma at gmail.com> wrote:
>         Hi All:
>         I am a mythtv user for about 3 years now, love the system!
>         Till about a
>         week ago, I had one ubuntu box that was working as my frontend
>         and
>         backend, and every functionality is working perfectly on that
>         box. I
>         recently built another Ubuntu box, and my intention is to have
>         this work
>         as frontend only (no tuner). I have setup and configured this
>         box and I
>         am able to browse my previous recordings on the backend box
>         etc, but
>         when I try to play them, all HD content (720p and up) shows up
>         grainy
>         and snowy (sound is ok). When attempting to watch live TV, I
>         see the
>         same result, with the addition of frequent crashes.
>         I can view the recorded content on mplayer on the mythfrontend
>         only box
>         and it looks perfectly ok.
>         I have a wired network, and since I am able to view the
>         recordings on
>         the mythfrontend box using mplayer, I do not think it can be a
>         network
>         issue.
>         It should not be the graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 4600), as
>         this was the
>         card on my original box that has myth frontend and backend,
>         plus all my
>         other HD content works ok.
>         Please let me know if any additional information is needed, I
>         will be
>         glad to provide.
>         Any help will be greatly appreciated.
>         Regards
>         Sanjeev
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