[mythtv-users] Hardware MPEG2 vs bt878

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 17:20:34 UTC 2005

On 29/09/05, Derek Meek <thekazan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can someone with hardware an hardware mpeg2 card like a PVR-150 or
> PVR-500 and a bt878 based card send me screencaps from both cards
> comparing the quality of the two
> this is for helping my WAF of the mythbox i'm going to build

I'd only recommend using a dumb framegrabber card as a last resort or
in addition to hardware cards. With the price of the PVR-150 what it
is, and the fact that the video from the PVR cards is compressed with
very high quality in realtime, I'd say it's a no-brainer in going for
a PVR card.


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