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Linux Journal: The Ongoing MythTV Saga Continues

Aug 23, 2006, 21:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)

"I have good news, bad news, and worse news. The good news is that I managed to get MythTV working well enough that it now plays standard definition channels better than the cable box alone, even though it's getting its signal from the cable output of the cable box. I get this benefit because MythTV allows me to tweak various parameters that you can't change on the cable box.

"The bad news is that high definition channels still look worse through MythTV than they do if I watch then directly from the cable box. I don't expect to solve this problem. The cable box may be able to handle HDTV itself, but it outputs a digital signal in standard definition, not HDTV. The fact that I have two HDTV-capable tuner cards does me no good..."

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