[mythtv-users] Re: Quality of Capture of HDTV satellite
1canuck2 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 21:58:24 UTC 2004
Replying to myself here...
Does ANYONE have any experience with what I am talking about?
I would like to make a decision on satellite soon, and would like to
know if it is at all worth me going for HiDef satellite if all I am
going to do is capture through the svideo in on my PVR250? I rarely
watch live TV (esp. since MythTV came into my world)
The two questions are:
Will the capture quality be better than regular basic cable capture quality?
What will it do with widescreen satellite programming?
I'd appreciate some comments or opinions on whether this is worth doing.
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 08:35:40 -0500, Robin Smith <1canuck2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The tuner that is builkt in to the PVR-250 is a cable tuner, it won't
> tune any satellite system. You will certainly need the HD receiver in
> between. You should take the svideo out and hook it to the PVRs svideo
> in. You'll need to also find a way to get LIRC to change the channels
> on your set-top box.
> While I know that all of this is necessary, I am wondering if anyone
> can tell me if there is any point? Will the HDTV captured shows be
> better quality than cable? How will it handle aspect ratio changes?
> On Sat, 13 Nov 2004 08:16:01 -0600, Footer <footer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have a similar setup. I have the Samsung TS-360 HD receiver and a
> > Samsung DLP 46" monitor. I have not tried what you suggest but I'm
> > thinking this might be the way to go ... Right now, when I hook the
> > satellite (DirecTV) cable directly to the PVR250, I only get local
> > channels (?). So I'm wondering if I need the HD receiver in-between?
> > I thought the PVR250 had the tuner built-in!?!? Or maybe I don't have
> > MythSetup completely right yet ...
> > At any rate, I'm looking for suggestions about this setup as well.
> > I've come to the realization over the past couple of days that I might
> > need a totally new Myth frontend, mostly due to video out issues ...
> > Any and all suggestions, greatly appreciated!
> > Thanks,
> > TLD
> > On Fri, Nov 12, 2004, 6:39 AM, <1canuck2 at gmail> wrote:
> > So, I am running MythTV with the venerable Hauppage PVR-250. I used to
> > have it hooke dup to a 27" TV and quality was fine, now I have a sweet
> > 53" Panasonic HDTV.
> > SD programming looks like poo. I know it is not possible to capture at
> > pure HDTV quality with any user class capture card, but I was
> > wondering what it would look like if I got hi def satellite.
> > I rarely watch live TV (esp. since MythTV came along...).
> > If I got a hi def receiver and hooked it's video out to the svideo in
> > of my PVR250, would I get recordings that are ntoiceably better
> > quality than my SD Cable signal? I know it won't be hidef quality, but
> > will it be better at all.
> > Also, what will the capture card do with widescreen broadcasts? Will
> > it capture the image in widescreen but skew the aspects? How will it
> > handle that some programming is in widescreen hidef and some is in
> > 4:3?
> > Basically, I want to know what my options are for using MythTV with
> > HiDef satellite and what I can expect out of this.
> > I am in Canada, so DOA is patchy at best...
> > Anyone using Bell ExpressVu with MythTV? Do their receivers have
> > serial out to make remote compatibility easier, or am I looking at
> > some IR repeater configuration.
> > Robin
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