[mythtv-users] Anyone compaired Pundit Svideo to PVR-350 TV out?
nbr at ticalc.org
Fri Mar 26 04:48:29 EST 2004
On Thu, 25 Mar 2004 18:17:07 +0100, Kenneth Ljungh
<kenneth at klj.servebeer.com> wrote:
> Malcolm wrote:
>> I've never really noticed the Pundit boxes till now. A search in the
>> archieves shows lots of people have them but I couldn't find anything
>> specifically about their TV quality?
>> I have a PVR-350 and 250 in my current Myth box. I just ordered an
>> Overture case, new MB, and the Chaintech MX440 card. Well that just
>> over $210 from Newegg. The case arrived yesterday and is much bigger
>> than I
>> So I'm looking around some more and find the Pundit system. Looks nice
>> compact. Has two PCI slots so I can put my 350 and 250 card in. I
>> want to use the 350's TV out anymore because of stability issues. Does
>> anyone know how well the Pundit's Svideo will work and what the quality
>> looks like?
>> I'd like to send my current order back and get the Pundit if I hear good
>> things about the Svideo out.
> I'm from a PAL country and maybe it's different for NTSC but the S-video
> output from the Pundit is not really good compared to the output from
> the 350. You easily spot the difference when comparing the two.
Please don't top post (corrected).
While I agree that the Pundit's SVideo out isn't as nice as the PVR350, it
was OK for me. It needs a lot of tweaking, however, mostly for
hue/saturation/brightness, but Winshofer's SiS drivers come with a utility
that makes it fairly easy. Also, those drivers are updated _very_ often
and a binary drop-in driver for X is provided, both of which I consider a
The big downside that drove me to get a 350 (instead of a 250) was that
the Pundit doesn't support overscan. I'm not sure if it's a hardware or
driver issue though. On my TV I could use Winshofer's control utility to
make the output almost as big as the visible area, but there was still a
~5mm black edge left.
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