[mythtv-users] Video Quality

Jared Luxenberg ziplux at comcast.net
Thu Mar 11 23:36:07 EST 2004

What was involved in the "lots of tweaking?"  Did you make changes to the XV
picture controls?  If you're happy with the video output, what filters are
you using and what video card are you using for TV-out?  Are you using an
interlaced mode for TV out?

Sorry about all the questions, but I too have done A/B comparisons between
the regular TV and MythTV and I am not satisfied with the "jumpiness" of the
MythTV recording.  I'm willing to do/buy pretty much anything if it will
make the video seem more "fluid," and I'd be interested to know what your
setup is like.  I've heard that a PVR-350 may be the way to go, because of
the superior quality of its video-output.

- Jared

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org]On Behalf Of J. Donavan Stanley
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 8:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Video Quality

Tor Hovland wrote:

>Rest assured that you are not alone. Having spent the last week setting up
>my own Myth box, I have eventually ironed out just about all problems (the
>whole thing was very unstable with the stock gentoo sources, but following
>the advice of switching to vanilla sources certainly solved it). The
>is very good and I'm quite happy with the system now. However, I can still
>feel (yeah, that's the term that describes it best) the difference between
>analog and Myth/PVR-250, simply because the analog video is much smoother.
>It seems to me that the capture frame rate is just a little too low, and
>when contrasting things move quickly you can actually see how they jump
>one discrete position to the next, i.e. not the virtually continuous
>movement that we expect from live tv.
It's possible the problem lies on the output side of things and not
really capture related at all.  My wife once said "it's like watching tv
on the computer but it's on tv" which was her way of saying it didn't
look natural...  Lots of tweaking later and she's one happy camper.  In
fact during A/B comparisons she preferred Myth's output to the Tivos.
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