[mythtv-users] Picture quality,
was "Starting to think I should use Kaffeine instead of Mythtv"
laurie at laurieodgers.id.au
Tue Oct 18 08:50:08 EDT 2005
Something to do with deinterlacing perhaps? Ive noticed that there is a
significant difference between linear blend and the kernel deinterlacer when
watching something fast paced like football, the kernel deinterlacer looks
> Are there any guide available for optimizing picture quality. I see some
> annoying effects in pictures with a lot of motion i.e. scrolling after
> texts becomes VERY blurry.
> At 12:44 2005-10-18, you wrote:
>> I suppose it all depends on what you are looking for. If you want a
>>then MythTV is one option. There's also Freevo under Linux and several
>>one's under Windows. As for picture quality in LiveTV and recording, what
>>am watching is acceptable for non-HD television. On my system I use TV,
>>Music, Videos, DVD, Images, Games, Weather and Phone. And yes, I prefer
>>old menu structure. Easier to navigate IMHO and the wifey prefers it ;-)
>>Also, not wanting to compile my own due to time restrictions (try
>>to a two year old why I have to compile the "TV"), I use KnoppMyth as my
>>distribution. Yes, you will still need to tweak it and update a few
>>depending on your capture card but overall, it's worth it and does a good
>>(thanks, Cecil). As for themes, I am currently using a custom
>>of Myxer. Waiting for the iPod theme that's been posted on here several
>>to see if it'll look good on my set.
>>As for support, I've found that between this mailing list and the
>>forums, all of my questions have been answered or I've been able to find
>>with the help of others. Myth can be extremely frustrating during the
>>and tweak time (believe me, I know). But IMHO, it's been worth it. I can
>>a browser and schedule recordings, I can listen to my MP3 collection using
>>stereo system instead of my laptop and headphones, being able to choose
>>"JoJo's Circus" my kid wants to watch on the TV, etc, etc. It's all in
>>you want to make it. And one thing no one will lie to you about: what type
>>hardware you use in which compenent (frontend or backend) makes a HUGE
>>difference. I'm willing to help if I can. That's why I read this list and
>>post when and what I am capable of helping with.
>>On Tuesday 18 October 2005 04:35 am, ffrr wrote:
>> > Really getting tiresome having glitchy live and recorded TV.
>> > Kaffeine's
>> > picture and sound is much cleaner from the same DVB card using the same
>> > channels.conf file for tuning parameters. What is myth doing
>> > differently?
>> > Also, sick of mythfrontend just quitting outright (seg fault) trying to
>> > play it's own bad recordings, when Kaffeine, can play the stuff
>> > recorded
>> > by myth, despite it's problems, without erroring out.
>> > Despite this, I keep hearing that a new version of myth isn't warranted
>> > yet? What do I have to do - get an SVN version (not really a good
>> > option)? None , or very few, responses to the messages and problems I
>> > have recently posted about. Do I take this to mean noone really knows
>> > much about myth when it gets down to the gory details, so support is
>> > not
>> > available?
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