[mythtv] I want a Clear Picture

Monty Walls mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Tue, 17 Dec 2002 09:46:22 -0600

On Tue, 17 Dec 2002 06:59:38 -0800 (PST)
Chris Stratton <laststraw@yahoo.com> 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?

Yes and it sucks.  Change slots on the PCTV until your picture improves.
The PCTV card is very sensitive to electrical noise from the motherboard
so my picture quality varies by which PCI slot it is in.

In my primary VCR PC, I replaced the PCTV with a Hauppauge WIN TV/FM Stereo
which has a much better picture & is not fussy about what slot it's in.

> The picture appears to be pixelated, washed out and a little fuzzy. It
> appears that way on both the monitor and the TV.

-Monty Walls (mwalls@castor.oktax.state.ok.us)
-	MIS, Oklahoma Tax Commission
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