[mythtv-users] Mixing HDTV and ivtv capture cards?

Michael Sherman msherman at dsbox.com
Mon Jun 19 13:57:17 UTC 2006

> The frontend plays DVD's with no problem, its just live TV and  
> recorded TV that looks like I'm watching a VHS tape that's been  
> left in the trunk of my 1978 toyota corola in the phoenix heat for  
> 10 years.

I have a AverMedia M179 card, which is pretty much exactly like the  
PVR-250.  I had some quality issues when I first set up my system  
with it, but now I have a picture quality that is no different from  
the satellite source image.  All I had to do was play with the  
brightness/contrast/color settings after also setting a decent  
bitrate and resolution.

I have three resolution settings (high, med, low) that I use for more  
important to less important shows.  I set them pretty much at what  
TiVo uses by default (I found these on some TiVo list somewhere):

bitrate 5800

bitrate 4500

bitrate 2600

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