[mythtv-users] Pixelation Issues

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Mar 6 00:21:22 UTC 2007

On Mar 5, 2007, at 4:18 PM, D wrote:

> What are the ideal settings for recording SDtv? I know that it will
> differ depending on HW setups, but I feel like I must have something
> set up wrong. I've got a pvr-150 encoding to MPEG-PS @ 720x480 at
> 2200-2400 kbps and I'm getting pixelation on movement. Should I up the
> encoding rate? Should I try a different encoding option such as DVD-2?
>  What settings do you guys run? What settings would provide the best
> possible image?
> I've enabled deinterlacing for playback with no real noticeable
> difference.  I feel this is an encoding issue, not a playback issue.
> Thanks!

I run at 640x480 at around 6400 kbps and then transcode down from  
there to about 4400 kbps if it's something I don't care that much  
about. I thought 2200 looked pretty awful when I was recording at  
that bitrate.

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