[mythtv-users] Picture Quality...

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 9 22:10:18 UTC 2006

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Oct 8, 2006, at 5:29 PM, Brad Fuller wrote:
>> Brian Wood wrote:
>>> On Oct 8, 2006, at 4:35 PM, Andy Speagle wrote:
>> Hmm... I disagree. While there might be something to the "weird  
>> lines",
>> in general tuner's on PC cards are usually inferior to ones in
>> televisions purchased today. Comparing tuner to tuner, the television
>> tuner will win out in most cases, don't you agree?
>> brad
> I guess I don't agree. Other than motion artifacts from mpeg encoding  
> I do not see any significant difference between my TV tuners and the  
> ones in my PVR-150 cards, or the tuners in my Plextor USB units for  
> that matter.
> TV tuners are pretty much commodity items these days, and whether  
> they are going into TV sets or tuner cards they are essentially the  
> same thing. I haven't seen any real difference between them.
> I would expect that a card whose sole function in life is to tune TV  
> signals would have a better tuner than an expensive display to which  
> a tuner is just an add-on accessory, but perhaps that's too logical.
Interesting. My Philips TV (TP368ICI) has a tuner that is far superior
to my PVR-250.
The TV was ~$1k new.
There is essentially no difference in the input between the two.

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