[mythtv-users] New system w poor quality picture

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Thu Jun 11 11:05:51 UTC 2009

Jens.Peder.Terjesen at devoteam.com wrote:
> -----Paul Gardiner wrote: -----
>  >Nick Rout wrote:
>  >> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 7:36 PM, Paul Gardiner
>  >wrote:
>  >>> Jim Morton wrote:
>  >>>> nowhere near as clean and clear as direct from antenna to TV.
>  >This is OTA
>  >>>> only from an HD digital antenna.
>  >>> Excuse my ignorance: what's "an HD digital antenna"? Are there TVs
>  >out
>  >>> there that will take a direct connection to a satellite dish?
>  >>
>  >> who said anything about satellite?
>  >
>  >Ok, what about the first part of the question?: What's "an HD digital
>  >antenna?"  I'm in the UK. All we have that you can pick up with an
>  >aerial is Freeview which is SD only. For HD it's either satellite or
>  >cable. I'm just interested to know how things work elsewhere.
>  >
>  >Maybe you read my question as sarcasm? It wasn't intended that way.
>  >
>  >Paul.
> There is no technical problem with HD via DVB-T other than bandwith.
> New Zealand uses H.264 coding and have some HD channels on DVB-T I think.
> Using H.264 of course means that the HD channels needs less bandwith 
> than if using mpeg2.

Oh right, thanks. So now I'm wondering whether the OP was noticing
the quality drop with SD or HD. If SD the problem could be Myths
deinterlacing not being quite as good as the TVs.


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