[mythtv-users] PVR-350 clarification

David Asher david.asher at caviumnetworks.com
Fri Jun 17 14:06:26 UTC 2005

etienne.sandre at polytechnique.org wrote:

>>And then either way, is the quality of playback with the PVR-350 and its
>>MPEG-1/2 decoder something I can't find in a video card's TV-OUT?  Unless
>>its too expensive, I'd assume not.  In which case would it then be best to
>>play all video regardless through one output?
>Yes, there is something you can't find.
>If you watch interlaced shows, you will get the best quality by keeping
>the video interlaced up to the TV. By deinterlacing, you loose vertical
>resolution and you reduce the smoothness of the animation (you have 25fps
>instead of 50fps in PAL, 30fps/60fps in NTSC).
Doesn't this depend on your display device?  Or are all the 
deinterlacers poor in Myth?

The whole premise of progressive-scan DVD players assumes that the 
deinterlacing can be done better than most display devices can.

How is that different for MythTV?

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