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

Jim Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 16:08:37 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

Forgot to ask, does the MPEG2 bug not exist on FireTV 4K or FireTV 
Cube?  FireTV products seem to have more compatibility with streaming 
services so I'm thinking about retiring the Nvidia Shield TV (2017 
model) and moving to the Cube.

Jim A

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