[mythtv-users] IVTV Bitrate & Resolution

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 23 13:12:38 UTC 2007

Tristan McCann wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using a PVR500 on a Samsung 27inch tube TV that does progressive
> scan. I am using component out from my video card, and bob
> deinterlacing. The screen resolution is HD480p, which is 640x480.
> After many months, I finally found a very nice resolution and bitrate.
> The resolution is 720x480, but the bitrate is 12000Mbps. I find that
> bitrate pretty high, but the difference between 3500 VBR, 7000 VBR and
> 12000 CBR (which is what it is now) is very noticeable.

Personally I find that 6500/9000 for the bitrates gives a great quality 
picture for me. More than that and its wasted space. Also if you try to 
use mytharchive to make dvd's and your bitrate is over 10000 you may run 
into problems as (I think) a dvd expects a maximum of 9600 bps.

My setup is a FX5200 driving hd tv/monitor via a vga to RGBHV component 

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