[mythtv-users] Always use the HD PVR and retire my PVR 250, or continue to use both in same recording group

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Sat Jun 26 17:27:29 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
> John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> says:
>> As far as what the defaults should be, that is a good question.  I
>> would assume most people using the HD-PVR are more concerned with
>> quality than file size.
> Yes; more quality is always good if meaningfully visible (I know that
> there are diminishing returns), and the default 0.9GB/hour for 720p
> recordings gives me room to do so.
>> Personally, I use max bitrate VBR by default, and max bitrate CBR
>> for "high quality" (e.g. sports events).
> In my case, I set the cable box to 720p and never change the recording
> profile from Default. Thus, the only profile used is Default|Medium
> Resolution, which I've not changed from the preset VBR settings of
> 9000 average/11000 maximum. Should I raise one or both if I want to
> emphasize quality, and if so to how much?

Personally, I max both the sliders out.

VBR, both sliders maxed, I get around:
720p - 2.5GB/hour
1080i - 3.6GB/hour

CBR will almost double those file sizes.

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