[mythtv-users] OT: A question on the HD-PVR and non-HD content
jedi at mishnet.org
Wed Feb 18 19:03:29 UTC 2009
On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 01:20:49PM -0500, Matt Emmott wrote:
> This is independent of the current state of Myth, VDPAU, H.264, trunk, etc
> etc, but I think this list would be the most knowledgeable on the subject:
> I plan on getting an HD-PVR sooner than later. I plan on the component-out
> going from my STB to the HD-PVR, and the usb from the HD-PVR going to the
> Myth box. My question, or questions now that I think about it are: Is this
> box HD-only, or can I use it to tune SD content as well? Second, will it
> automatically adjust between 720i/p and 1080i/p?
Some of us have had problems with the HD-PVR switching resolutions and
then becoming unusable. So, some of us have our STBs locked to a particular
resolution to work around this. This issue may be fixed in later releases
of the driver or trunk.
Whatever you choose to do, you need to set up your STB appropriately first.
That can be a chore of it's own. I'd recommend hooking your STB and HDPVR
up to a real TV for this part. While the HDPVR can do "Live TV", it takes it
a few seconds to get going and that plays havoc with trying to navigate the
menus on the STB.
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