[mythtv] I want a Clear Picture

mythtv-dev@snowman.net mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Tue, 17 Dec 2002 09:07:05 -0600 (CST)

On 17 Dec, Chris Stratton wrote:
> I have got myth up and running. I added a link for DVD. Recording shows
> works ... everything works...
> Except a clear picture for TV...DVD looks great.
> Here are my specs:(Information overkill ... but people are wondering
> what to use)
> Athlon-xp 2100,512MB,80GB 7200 8MB cache(Mythdrive),40 GB 2MB
> cache(OS),
> Pinnacle PCTV, GeForce2 Graphics card 
> My graphics card has no out other than monitor so I am using TVIEW Gold
> Scan Converter.
> DVD looks great. So I think I can rule out graphics card and Scan
> converter leaving cature card... 
> So my question is Is anyone using a Pinnacle PCTV card and getting a
> clear picture? What settings or adjustments should I be looking at?
> The picture appears to be pixelated, washed out and a little fuzzy. It
> appears that way on both the monitor and the TV.

How is the picture in XawTV? If that is Ok, try using mpeg4
compression. Its mjpeg by defult.