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Lexje

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MythTV - image is shaky - change FPS rate?
« on: April 06, 2008, 11:19:02 am »
Hi forum,

Just managed to get MythTV to show something on my screen.
Let me explain a bit:

- DVD setup beta4
- One Core/Hybrid - WITHOUT TV CARD
- One MD - WITH PVR-150 and M$ MCE remote control

I had quite some fumbling to do before I managed to get TV image on my screen, but that is possibly due to my not knowing anything at all about MythTV!!

As there is no known provider available for my region (Belgium) I copied and grabbed an example off a website to provide for Belgium.
This worked allright, but, during my fumbling I created several "sources" in attempting to get TV going.
Also I chose, at a certain point, to have MythTV scan for channels.

Result is that I have a completely garbled channel information, containing channels 3 times, and also there are plenty of empty places...

1. What is the best way to clean this manually and in the mean time get a better understanding of MythTV? (I tried to record, but it doesn't seem to work etc.) Can this be done here: http://192.168.80.1/mythweb/settings/channels? Or is it better to use the channel editor in MythTV?
2. How can I control channel chosing with the M$ MCE remote? It does react to some buttons, but using channel + / - doesn't seem to work as expected...
3. Is there some place to manage the remote's functions and buttons for MythTV?
4. TV image is shaky, it seems like frames are missing? What are the recommendd settings here?

Thanks a ton for your precious advice! ;)
« Last Edit: April 06, 2008, 02:14:23 pm by Lexje »

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Re: MythTV - image is shaky - change FPS rate?
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2008, 02:27:16 pm »
Hi Lexje,

1. I think you need to use mytthv-setup to sort this out. I messed around with this setup too, and ended up re-doing it a couple of times before I got it right. But maybe some other user has some more insight into this?

2. I don't have a MCE remote, but I have to use the Up/Down buttons to change the channel. Perhaps it's the same for you?

The rest I'll leave for others.

sambuca

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Re: MythTV - image is shaky - change FPS rate?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008, 01:58:03 am »
You are in a DVB region, have you considered using VDR instead of MythTV?

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Re: MythTV - image is shaky - change FPS rate?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008, 10:37:40 pm »
Colinjones,

Thx, no, I haven't considered VDR yet;
As I'm new to MythTV and because it's tight integration with LMCE I'd like to get to grips with MytTV first.
Can you tell whether you can VDR and Myth next to each other?

Thx,

Erwin

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Re: MythTV - image is shaky - change FPS rate?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 10:52:34 am »
No you can't, its one or the other during install, however I understand that the intention for the release of 0710 will be to allow you to switch after install.

The level of integration of VDR from a visual perspective is far higher than MythTV. Myth is more sophisticated, but missing in some DVB features as it doesn't specialise in it, and the interface is basically the standard one grafted into LMCE, whereas VDR is pretty much transparently/seemlessly integrated.