[mythtv-users] PIP Picture Quality

David Rees drees at greenhydrant.com
Thu Jan 22 03:13:49 EST 2004

David Engel wrote, On 1/21/2004 9:57 PM:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 11:56:02PM -0500, John F DeLuca wrote:
>>I recently added a 2nd tuner card to my MythTV...when I bring up PIP, the 
>>picture quality of the PIP is very poor.  I expect the quality to be along 
>>the lines of the TV Window in the LiveTV Browse Mode (Program Guide with 
>>the TV Picture in upper right corner).  Any idea what might be causing 
> The PIP window is always captured at a low resolution and the PVR
> cards don't produce very good video at low resolutions.  The reason
> the small window in the live TV guide looks good is because it is
> captured at normal resolution and then scaled down.

It would be nice to be able to specify the resolution of the PIP.  With 
my dual PVR-250s, while the resolution of the PIP is fine, it seems that 
the low resolution results in some really poor color as I find the color 
balance to be very saturated.  And being that I've got dual PVR-250s, 
I've got spare CPU power to scale the image down as necessary...


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