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

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 16:06:33 UTC 2020

On 9/16/20 9:46 AM, Peter Bennett wrote:
> 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.
> Peter
So would I see this problem on all channels or just the extra channels. 
For example 5.1 is the HD 1080i for NBC in my area, but 5.2 and 5.3 are 
things like StartTV, etc. at lower resolution and more compressed.

At this point I have not noticed anything on Mythtv or leanfront on the 
Shield TV that bothers me other than lower quality on the #.2 or #.3 
channels.  All my HD primary channels record great. My watching LiveTV 
is really watching something I'm recording 10-20 minutes behind realtime.

Jim A

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