[mythtv-users] PVR 150 Quality Issues

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 15:14:07 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 8:20 AM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

I didn't see anyone mention using the best capture port on that card
which is the S-Video port. Mine worked great for a long time before I
upgraded to the HD-PVR.


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