[mythtv-users] FireTV 4K vs. Shield TV for mythtv frontend and Leanfront

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 13:46:57 UTC 2020

A big gripe I have with the shield is that it still has the MPEG2 bug 
that has been around in nvidia devices for years. If you use hardware 
(mediacodec) decoding on certain broadcast channels, there is frequent 
pixellation, which nvidia have acknowledged is due to "longer than 
expected motion vectors". This occurs on some channels that are sharing 
frequencies. They have a highly optimized mpeg stream and manage to fit 
good quality into a low bitrate.


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