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On Sat, Jul 18, 2009 at 02:27:05AM -0400, Tom Metro wrote:
> Someone asked whether MythTV can upscale resolution like a DVD player. 
> I'm not sure, but I seem to recall some mention of that on the users 
> list with regards to the deinterlacing algorithms used. The front-end 
> has some settings where you can choose different playback modes and 
> deinterlace algorithms, and I think upscaling might be an option there. 
> A search on the users list should turn up a more useful answer.

All video is normally scaled to whatever output resolution is on
your X session. You can turn this off if you have good Xrandr
support and multiple modes defined, in which case MythTV will
try to change the output resolution to match the source. 

> > 2. Advantages over a store-bought unit.
> Can you actually skip (not just fast forward) over commercials with a 
> TiVo? Can you program a TiVo to automatically skip over commercials?

No, and no. TiVo doesn't detect commercials at all. There is a
semidocumented 30-second-skip button available.


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