[mythtv-users] PVR 150 Quality Issues

John Drescher drescherjm at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 14:20:40 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 4:57 AM, James Thorpe <james at tfxsoft.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I managed to get my system going last night, using the output of my cable
> STB as an input to a PVR 150.  However, I'm rather disappointed by the
> quality of recordings (nowhere near as good as viewing the output of the STB
> straight on the TV), and live TV is unwatchable (audio out of sync, picture
> a bit stuttery).  I do realise that there's probably a lot of settings I can
> start to tweak to improve things, but am wondering if anyone has any
> pointers of what to begin with?

The biggest improvement is getting it out of 480x480 mode which
produces a bad quality picture. 720x480 is much better even without
dialing up the bitrate. I have done thousands of analog recordings at
720x480 and 2.2GB / hour rate for the last 5 years.


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