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

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sat Jan 13 18:21:13 UTC 2007

On Jan 13, 2007, at 10:15 AM, Bart Coninckx wrote:

> 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?

Sorry, yeah. I forget that people don't use set-top-boxes. I've been  
living in the satellite world too long, I guess. :)

>> 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!!!

My pleasure.

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