[mythtv-users] Improving picture quality. (A newb's struggle with
jsatter at uberduper.com
Thu Jun 17 19:39:41 EDT 2004
After receiving lots of help from folks on IRC (thanks Ashlar, Iggy, Jams,
and Cesman!) I've got a fully functioning MythTV box. I've spent a lot of
time trying to tweak everything to improve the picture quality. I'm trying
to get the image on par with Tivo and ReplayTV. I've come a long way so
far. Got rid of almost all of the twitchyness I was seeing by kicking the
bitrate up to 8000-10000. Now I just want to sharpen up the tv picture a
bit. DVD playback looks perfect.
I'm running a pvr350 for capture and using a gf4 4000MX for tvout.
Composite into pvr, svideo to tv. Capturing at 720x480 with a bitrate of
8000 - 10000. X resolution of 800x600. Running nvidia 4363 drivers. Using
deinterlace, jitter correction, A/V sync. No XvMC decoding. This setup has
given me an okay picture but it's still got a lot of room for improvement.
I know I could get a much better picture by using tvout on the pvr350
(which is why I got that one), but I've had zero luck getting a stable box
running with it.
So with that, what are some recommendations for improving the picture
quality on this thing? There's so many people saying they have a perfect
picture from myth, I must be doing something wrong.
Soyo SY-P4X400 Dragon Ultra - VIA P4X400 Chipset
GF4 4000MX video
I can provide some samples of captured video later tonight if asked. Any
help you could provide would be great. Even some pointers on getting the
pvr350 out working okay would be much appreciated.
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