[mythtv-users] MythTV shows pixilated, recorded shows look fine

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Wed Jan 31 03:10:51 UTC 2007

Mike Chandler wrote:
> On Tuesday 30 January 2007 18:31, Tom Lichti wrote:
>> Mike Chandler wrote:
>>> Folks, first a big thanks to the developers, maintainers and experts on
>>> this list.
>>> After (finally) figuring out how to get MySQL going, my MythTV is
>>> working, and it's becoming apparent to me how powerful, flexible, and
>>> cool this program really is!
>>> A couple remaining questions which I honestly can't find the answers for.
>>> Watching TV, the picture is sort of grainy and pixilated, whether using
>>> OpenGL or QT. Changing any settings in the front-end setup does little,
>>> if anything, but when watching a recorded show, the picture quality is
>>> much better. I should point out that TV picture quality is very nice when
>>> using KDETV, if that means anything...
>> Are the recordings and livetv coming from the same capture card? If so,
>> you probably just need to adjust the recording profiles. It's under
>> Settings, TV Settings, Recording Profiles, there is a Live TV, High
>> Quality, and Low Quality profile. Make the Live TV profile match the
>> High Quality one, and you should be good to go. The settings do affect
>> the size of the recorded file, so if you are tight on disk space, you
>> may need to do some tweaking to find the right balance of quality over
>> size.
>> Tom
> That was "IT", Tom, and many, many thanks to you!
Glad I could help.


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