[mythtv-users] What's the best way to get started?

Johnny jarpublic at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 15:02:49 UTC 2009

> I concur with the VDPAU recommendation, I've been using it for a week or two connected via HDMI to a 37" TV. I can watch OTA terrestrial digital broadcasts using either the integrated tuner in the TV or via reocrdings from Myth as my antenna feeds both. Playback from myth has noticeably better picture quality. How this is possible I don't know...

All LCD TVs are progressive by nature. They don't refresh in the same
way as CRT TVs do. So watching interlaced content on an LCD generally
requires deinterlacing. So that happens in the TV or it happens in
your computer. Some poeple with high end TVs report that the TV's
deinterlacer is better. It seems like for most people the VDPAU
deinterlacers do a better job. I have an SD CRT and sending that VDPAU
deinterlaced signal looks much better than just watching it straight
from the cable.

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