[mythtv-users] 2 Capture card questions

Bruce Markey bjm at lvcm.com
Mon Mar 17 19:02:12 UTC 2003

Unit3 wrote:
> Brian Foddy wrote:
>> 2nd question...
>> There are several specs I've seen that the same WinTV series
>> only has capture resolution of 320x240.  I can't say I know
>> for a fact if this is correct in Linux or not.  Does anyone know
>> for sure.  I know I can set myth higher, but is the card really
>> giving the higher resolution?
> I was under the impression that *all* bt878 cards could capture at 
> 720x480, given a proper set of drivers.

AFAIK that is correct.

> I'd say pump the res up in MythTV and see if the quality increases or 
> not.. it should be evident right away if you're getting 4x the 
> resolution or if it's just scaling up 320x240. 


In Setup->Playback, turn off Fixed Aspect Ratio then during
playback, press "f". The picture will be in a window the size
of the original recording dimensions.

--  bjm

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