[mythtv-users] Alternative to zbox for a frontend

Peter Bennett cats22 at comcast.net
Tue Sep 12 18:31:09 UTC 2017

On 09/12/2017 11:51 AM, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> Yeah, it's not so important in the US: if you drive your TV at 60fps
> then 30p content will be perfect and 24p will be not quite right but
> perfectly acceptible. But 25p content will show a sort of hardness
> to the motion (difficult to describe but very noticable), particularly
> when there's a long slow pan of the camera. And if you have loads
> of 25p content and you drive the tv at 50p then 24p content will show
> a slight tick once per second.
> 24p content running with a 60p refresh rate is so close to right that
> I think you'd struggle to see any problem. I'd recommend you don't
> look for it, because once you see it you can never unsee it. :-)
> Cheers,
>     Paul. 

I checked my big TV and it is running at 60, so maybe, as you say, it is 
not important in my case. Also the fps seems to switch between 30 and 24 
during a recording, so it may actually be better if the TV stays at 60 
rather than switching to 30 and then encountering parts of the show that 
are at 24.

Since the Raspberry Pi was developed in the UK, you would think it would 
be suited to the UK mode of TV and movies.

I have not looked into it but I think that changing the video mode may 
require changing the config.txt and rebooting. If you figure out 
something that can be built into MythTV let me know.


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