[mythtv-users] PVR500 poor picture quality
drescherjm at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 15:07:40 UTC 2009
On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Calvin Harrigan
<charriglists at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Bloke DownThePub wrote:
>> I've set it to tha appropriate standard for Belgium - PAL-B/B1/G but the
>> quality's quite poor.
>> Here are a few short samples.
>> The upload process seems accurate, the clips look pretty much the same as
>> when I look at them in mplayer or download them to a pc and use media player
>> I've noticed the image degrades if I split the output between the PVR and
>> a TV, but before I run out and buy a signal booster, could it be something
>> else? Of course I'm a lucky guy, it could be both...
> <scissors of brevity>
> Seems like you have a poor/week signal coming from the RF input. The fact
> that splitting it makes it worse almost proves it beyond a doubt, a booster
> might help. Where is the signal coming form? An antenna, cable? The
> booster should be placed as close to the origination point of the signal as
Also are you running at full PAL resolution? For me NTSC looked like
crap at 480x480 but works well at 720x480 at the same 2GB / hour
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