Thanks for replying back Mike. I just set my R5000 app to insert null packets so the stream is at a constant 19.2mbps. However, after I did this, I am still noticing something odd/non-standard with the 1080i movie/premium channel recordings. They dont playback like a typical 1080i recording from a local channel using my clear QAM tuners.
What's different about the R5000 MPEG2 movie channel 1080i recordings that causes weird deinterlace related issues? Of course, my system is capable of deinterlacing standard 1080i mpeg2 files such as local 1080i TV channel recordings. My SageTV hardware extender plays these weird R5000 mpeg2 movie channel files perfectly.
PS: Feel free to PM me with any questions you have about my setup. I dont think however, it would be too interesting to you since it's all based on SageTV products; which is no longer being sold.
Originally Posted by mtallent
Yes, over the air broadcasts are at a constant bit rate so they do have null packets. I also seem to remember if you have the R5000 software to not compress the data stream, then it will add null packets to the source if necessary to maintain the default constant bit rate setting. The broadcasts can be interlaced (1080i) so you will have to set your player software to de-interlace to remove the interlace artifacts during playback.
I am interested is how you achieve your sig statements, you can use PM if necessary.