[linux-dvb] dvb hdtv capture resolution limited to 720x480 inmythtv? DViCO FusionHDTV 5 Lite

CityK CityK at rogers.com
Fri Dec 2 20:16:02 CET 2005

Mac Michaels wrote:
> I don't have cable ...
> Actually the DViCO Windows application works well with a 
> clean signal from the station. The local NBC station has a 
> very dirty switch. Sometimes the first few frames of the HD 
> program arrive in SD. When the signal is switched between 
> network feed and local programming garbage seems to be put 
> on the Transport Stream. This is the only time I see an 
> image pixelate. The sound has dead spots for a while as it 
> tries to get into sync. (The SPIF sound is decoded by a 
> Denon digital receiver not the computer.) After up to 10- 
> seconds of this it works fine until the next commercial 
> break. Occasionally (once or twice a day) this will crash 
> the DViCO  application. It appears that the DViCO 
> application does not protect itself from bad data and 
> assumes all data is within spec.
> The NBC station also crashes the application that comes with 
> the Hauppauge WinTV-HD card I bought 3 years ago when it 
> switches between network and remote feeds. Back then the 
> only thing available in HD was the Tonight Show. It seldom 
> got through more than a couple of switches before windows 
> required a reboot. I never saw an entire show without 
> rebooting my computer at least once at a commercial break. 
> This application reinforces the "break" in commercial 
> break. The Hauppauge application is unusable. The DViCO 
> application is usually the only thing affected and it can 
> be killed with task manager and restarted without rebooting 
> Windows.
Mac, if your interested, or haven't already, give WatchHDTV 
(http://mysite.verizon.net/watchhdtv/home/ ) to see how it runs for you.

-- Cheers, CK

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