[mythtv-users] basic ota hdtv questions
casey.dunn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 22 11:31:40 EST 2005
On 12/22/05, joe byrne <mythjoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just installed an air2pc card (the version with the bcm3510) to
> record atsc OTA. It coexists with an ivtv card and a bttv card, which
> both record OTA. Yes, I like variety. I'm running mythtv 18.1
> installed from rpms on FC4 with a 2.6.14 kernel. I'm in the US and
> use zap2it.
> I have some really basic questions:
> * Do I need a second zap2it line-up for the ota-hdtv input?
Further down you say you've got the HDTV line up allready?
* Some of the digital channels duplicate analog channels. Is there a
> way to equate the two? E.g., I have an analog channel 7 and a digital
> channel with the same programming.
I would guess, set the HD channel to a higher priority or delete the analog
* Is there a way to equate zap2it digital channels with the underscore
> (e.g. 7_1) with the channels added by scanning w/o the underscore
> (e.g. 71)?
Set their XMLTV id's to the same number in channel setup.
* Some of the digital channel numbers duplicate analog channel
> numbers, but carry different programming. E.g., I have a digital
> channel 11 (identified by scanning) and an analog channel 11 that seem
> to be completely unrelated. Will this cause a problem?
No, myth know's the difference.
* I plan to transcode recorded digital programs. Will digital programs
> in both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios come out looking right given a
> single set of transcode parameters?
Transcoding appears to not add an aspect ratio flag to it's output files.
Likewise, will interlaced and
> noninterlaced content get transcoded to something that looks OK.
> Right now, straight off the air one of the two looks pretty cruddy
> when watching live tv.
I have no idea, I don't use live TV.
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