[mythtv-users] CRT specs that match TV specs for SD

Jerome Yuzyk jerome at supernet.ab.ca
Sat Jan 13 03:47:54 UTC 2007

On Friday 12 January 2007 20:19, Chris Ribe wrote:
> > Well it must be the compression then, or my setup. All I know is that
> > sporting
> > events, for example, don't look crisp. The picture is "soft". I have a
> > PVR-500 card and I have raised the bitrate some, after discussing my
> > impressions in the past. After I spent the weekend at my girlfriend's
> > place,
> > her 27" $300 Phillips TV looks way better than my setup and so I got to
> > wondering what I could do. There are so many variables to fiddle with I
> > lost
> > interest working through them but now I want to try again.
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> A lot of what you are seeing is probably due to the compression.  While the
> PVR is a nice capture card, it's output still looks like crap (particularly
> when dealing with football) compared to a decent quality uncompressed
> analog signal.

So is there any way to get around this? I just raised my recording birate to 
6400, peak 9000 and am watching a hockey game and I see no difference. I 
recorded a movie at the same bitrate but haven't watched it yet.

What's a better card? 

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