[mythtv-users] What to do for better TV-out

Bart Coninckx bart.coninckx at telenet.be
Sat Jan 13 18:15:07 UTC 2007

On Saturday 13 January 2007 18:53, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> The problem is with the capture, not the playback. Are you capturing
> over coax? If so, using svideo IN will help. 

Yes, coax. Wait a minute, svideo IN? Where I live TV-signals are only 
delivered through coax, so you need a tuner (obviously I'm using the one on 
the PVR-350). Are you referring to using some sort of external tuner then?

> You can also check your 
> capture rate settings in Utilities/Setup>Setup>TV Settings>Recording
> Profiles. Bump up your bitrate to something insanely high and then
> bring it down until you have a nice balance of "acceptable" quality
> and "manageable" file sizes. What those settings are varies from
> person to person. If you are transcoding, check the transcoder
> settings there, too. Note that on the Quality sliders on the
> transcode settings, lower numbers mean better quality. I've been
> burned by that before. ("I keep raising the "Quality" and it still
> looks like crap!")

Good stuff, thank you, Brad!!!


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