[mythtv] comparison of quality of output: pvr350 tv-out vs epia-m9000 tv-out

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Tue Mar 30 16:13:37 EST 2004

i have two identical boxes (apart from the case they are identical)
one is running debian 2.4.25 with tv-out from the pvr-250 using ivtv-fb
the other is running gentoo 2.6.4-r1 with tv-out from the epia-m900 using 

the hauppauge wins hands down - no doubt about it. which is really really sad!
the quality of the epia is like a bad vcr, the pvr350 is close to the original 
signal as to be almost indistinguishable

using the epia would have meant a cheaper capture card and audio going across 
the pci bus instead of out and in via the audio out on the tv-tuner and audio 
in on the motherboard

has anyone else tried this side by side comparison

and just FYI

the sound from the epia is delayed about a half a second compared to the 


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