[mythtv-users] PVR-150 encode quality

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Mar 13 15:18:43 UTC 2006

On Mar 13, 2006, at 8:01 AM, Kevin Wentland wrote:

> I recently added a PVR-150.
> Up to this point I have been using a PVR-350.
> Recordings done on the 350 are great....
> Last night while watching a recording on the 150.. I was noticing  
> what looked like smearing in the video.  I am sure there is a  
> proper term for it but that is all I have to describe it.  I also  
> noticed that the audio had a little static in it.
> Now my wife noticed none of it... so it is very minimal, but I  
> noticed it.
> Do I just chalk this up to the current driver level for the 150 or  
> is there someway I can tweak it to improve?

I have 4 150s in my machine. I have noticed that the recording  
quality is not exactly the same for all of them. The differences are  
slight, but perceptable. Obviously the drivers are the same for all  

I haven't looked into the matter much, all of the cards make  
acceptable recordings, but I have wondered why the differences. The  
three units that I use the tuners in all have the same tuner (the  
fourth is an MCE unit that I use only the composite input on).

It is an interesting question though.

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