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Users / Video stunted during HD TV *SOLVED*
« on: September 16, 2009, 01:11:23 pm »
Hello everyone,

After watching the forums for a few months I finally got around to downloading and installing 810 alpha; after a few issues downloading python libraries (fixed by rebooting and re-running aptitude update), I've got the system installed and up and running.  Overall everything is looking great - all really impressive with the lights turning on and off!

My one issue relates to HD TV playback - SD channels playback smoothly, and HD encoded video stored on the harddrive plays fine too.  However, when I switch to HD TV channels the video is very slow and every 2 or 3 frames missing.  I'm not sure whether this has been covered before (apologies if covered in the forum already), but I've been running HD channels on my hardware for a year with just MythTV with no problems - is LinuxMCE really resource hungry?

I also tried this with UI2 with and without alphablending - no difference.  Like some others on the forum, I also have the problem with the video being scanned around 50-60pixels to the right (overscan?) - I'm running the system into my TV's PC input port and using VGA 1080p @ 60Hz, which didn't sound right when I installed, but displays ok apart from the video overscan.

Has anyone found this problem?

My set-up is:
 - AMD64 3200 processor with 2GB RAM
 - 2 x Winfast DTV 2000 H tuner cards
 - 320Gb hard-drive after fresh LinuxMCE install
 - Geforce 3200 video card (I think) outputing to a Bravia 40 inch.



Users / How to configure a Winfast Infrared Remote?
« on: May 12, 2008, 09:00:45 am »

Apologies for the basic question - I've been trying to configure my new core/hybrid to work with the remote which came bundled with my TV tuner card (Leadtek Winfast DTV2000H).  I have the remote working fine with a basic MythTV install - but for LinuxMCE I'm completely stumped.  The user guide talks about selecting the device template from the Devices -> Media Director view on the web admin.  However, when I do this the remote still does not work.  Further, when I try to configure my own device using the configuration file I used in my Myth install it still does not work.

Can someone please post some clear step-by-step instructions on how to configure an infrared remote?  I've seen quite a few questions of this type in the forums so perhaps this would be of interest to a number of people.

Thank-you very much for your help!

Boz. :D

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