[mythtv-users] Best Hardware to exploit a nice TV

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Mon Aug 12 10:48:12 UTC 2019

John Pilkington <johnpilk222 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Let me make another point:  I have always been sceptical about the benefits of more pixels for many TV programmes, and store few HD recordings.  But I just recorded a Prom from both BBC FOUR and BBC FOUR HD, and note that while SD comes with stereo, HD says it has 6 channels.

Mum now has a 65" Panasonic, needed a large screen as she has failing eyesight. I have tried switching between SD and HD channels and, especially on things like tennis and cricket, there is a huge difference. SD now looks blurry and has upscaling artefacts (mostly with motion), HD just looks so much crisper and the motion artefacts are reduced to the point where I don't notice them.
I don't know how much the motion & upscaling artefacts are due to the lower bitstream rate on SD, or the encoding, or the upscaling in the TV - but they are there and very intrusive for me.

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