[mythtv-users] PVR-150 best quality settings?

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 18:08:00 EST 2005

On Friday 02 December 2005 16:03, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> Steve Adeff wrote:
> >What about bitrate? I've got plenty of harddrive
> I didn't think that was possible.   ;)

haha, 6 320gig drives...

> You almost definitely won't see any benefit above 6000kbps (you'll hit
> the limit of the electronics before the limit of the bitrate), but
> probably won't see much (if any) benefit above 4500kbps.  Make sure you
> leave good headroom in the max, also (at least 1/3 more than average
> bitrate, i.e. 6000/8000 or 4500/6000).  I've been using 2200 as average
> and the quality was good (not great) on my 27" NTSC TV, but it's
> definitely not that^H^H^H^Hat all good on my 67" 1080p TV...  ;)
> 4500kbps will probably give you about 2-2.25GiB/hr, and 6000kpbs will
> probably give you about 2.6-3Gib/hr including audio
> Mike

great, I'll run 6000/8000 for now, since I've got an HDTV.

I tried using MPEG TS and it wouldn't let me watch so I switched to DVD 
Special II cause someone said that was a good one as well. Anyone know what 
Stream Type I want to use for best quality?



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