[mythtv-users] Bitrate questions (tuning/quality/standards)

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Tue Jan 8 15:41:12 UTC 2008

On Jan 8, 2008 10:33 AM, Brad Dillon <brad.dillon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm afraid I am also encountering similar problems.  My parents used to have
> a Pioneer DVR appliance, but they decided to get rid of it.  I built them a
> MythTV unit with the following specs:
> Capture card : Hauppauge PVR500
>             --> Capturing through the SVideo port at 720x480
> CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+
> Video Card: GeForce 7300 GS
>             --> Outputing to 42" HDTV by SVideo out
> My father has commented repeatedly that the quality of the MythTV box is
> no-where near the captures of the Pioneer DVR Appliance.  The Appliance was
> also connected to the TV via the S-Video.
> I am at wits end about where I should be looking to improve the quality.  I
> thought that the Hauppauge cards were supposed to have great capture
> quality.  I also did some reading on the MythTVology website and Jarod
> Wilson mentioned using an Audio Authority 9A60 VGA to Component Video
> Converter.  This would allow me to connect to my TV with Component cables.
> Would this improve the quality that appears on the TV?
> I must admit that I am perplexed how the signal can come in to the MythTV
> box via SVideo, but need better cables for output it properly.
> Any advice, comments, or suggestions you could give would be greatly
> appreciated.

Please don't top-post.  Thanks!

Did the video card come with a component-out dongle?  What sort of
inputs does the display have?

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