[mythtv-users] DirecTV H21 via S-Video

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Aug 1 16:05:54 UTC 2008

On Aug 1, 2008, at 6:35 AM, jedi wrote:

> So how well do you think that fares over an old SD unit?

It looks about as good as DVD quality.

> On my old unit I have some very agressive PVR150 settings and
> I still see pretty crappy signal on most channels. I suspect
> it's DirecTV overcompressing things. I have DVD content recorded
> at and transcoded to similar bitrates that's dramatically better.
> So I suspect my broadcast source of being (well) crappy.
> For most stuff I am perfectly content with a clean 720x480 or even
> 640x480 but I really don't think that's what DirecTV is sending.

You'll be pleasantly surprised with the quality from the H21 box.

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