[mythtv-users] PVR-350 and MythTV recording quality sample

Ron Johnson ron.l.johnson at cox.net
Tue Mar 15 14:47:48 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 09:36 -0500, Mark L. Cukier wrote:
> I'm going to have to chime in here.
> For me (though in all fairness, I'm not a linux expert and I'm not done 
> tweaking all the options), I find the video from Myth to be... well, 
> tolerable. Straight out of the box, I had a PVR-350 which produced what 
> I considered to be horrible TV out signal (though the capture seemed to 
> be ok, and many people use the PVR350 with no complaints). I then upped 
> to an nVidia with TV-OUT, and now my picture is... better. Much better. 
> But still not anywhere near where I want it to be.
> I have a TiVo, and currently I'm simply not willing to give it up for 
> myth-- for the sole reason that TiVo's image quality is better.
> All this deserves two notes:
> 1) I'm more picky that most people about image quality-- eg, I won't get 
> pay-per-view because I'd rather watch on DVD, etc (and it doesn't stop 
> there....)
> 2) I'm pretty convinced that there must be something I can do to get the 
> image quality better. TiVo doesn't use any special hardware/software 
> that should make its image quality any better... so perhaps I need to 
> learn, tweak, and learn some more.

Which distro and video driver are you using, and which versions?

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