[mythtv-users] Recording/live-tv video quality (aka do, PVR150 encoders suck?)
Charles H. Chapman
ccmail at bellsouth.net
Mon Jan 28 12:17:13 UTC 2008
"Scott Traurig" <straurig at comcast.net> wrote:
> At this point it seems that most myth users must be
> insensitive to quality and I am in a minority here.
> It also seems the only way I'll ever know is to
> upgrade my cable service to HD so that I can use
> either the S-video or firewire outputs on the HD STB.
Well, I for one agree with you. The encoding from the PVR card (a 250
in my case) is inferior to the source material, even using S-video from
the DirecTV box. One problem in particular is the apparent lack of
luminance AGC in the tuner. On a normal TV this is done in hardware (or
maybe software in newer TVs) but it seems to be missing from the
hardware/software of the 250. The result is that scenes, particularly
lettering, on a mostly white screen get washed out.
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