[mythtv-users] Re: Need advice with 'Pixelization"

Larry K lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 01:42:45 UTC 2005

Let me add that I am not doing HD, and I am taking all the mythtv defaults 
for bitrates, etc.

On 4/13/05, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm somewhat perplexed, so I figured I'd post here and see if anyone has 
> solved this issue already. A search of the database does not produce 
> anything that looks like what I am seeing.
> In brief, I have the following system:
> Athlon 2500
> 256MB RAM
> 160GB DMA HD
> PVR-250
> I have only had the system working for about a week, but already I notice 
> that when I watch live TV, or play back a recording, I notice areas of what 
> I call "pixelization" where there is sudden or significant movement in the 
> image. The image does not stutter or act jerky, to the extent that the 
> entire image does not seem affected by this issue. The problem appears in 
> isolated areas, and then as the motion in that ares of the image subsides, 
> the pixelization subsides as well. If I had to guess, it's almost as if the 
> PVR could not encode the movement sufficiently to make it appear smooth 
> during playback. 
> Does anyone have any thoughts as to what might cause this?
> Thanks,
> Larry
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