[mythtv-users] Advice on Building a Quiet MythTV Box?
stevehodge at gmail.com
Sat Nov 29 02:39:00 UTC 2008
On Sat, Nov 29, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Paul Gardiner <lists at glidos.net> wrote:
> I don't think it is settings. I've put a huge amount of effort into
> getting the settings right. As near as possible I have no processing
> of the image. I have no scaling. I have no deinterlacing. I have
> no TVDeflicker - nothing to degrade the image. I've set this up with two
> different VIA based motherboards, one using S-Video, one component.
> Component was an improvement on S-Video, but neither gave quite the
> vibrance of colour, clarity of image, and smoothness of playback
> that my two old DVRs do (a Pace Twin and A Thomson HDH4000). It's
> not that it's bad. It's really rather good, just not as good.
> Best I've had out of MythTV is using the VGA to Scart circuit, but
> that's difficult these day because most drivers screw up interlacing
> when using Xv. I'm waiting for delivery of a Radeon 7000 from
> Hong Kong, which I'm hoping will allow me to to build a new frontend
> with Scart output. Even using VGA to Scart the image is very slightly
> less clear than from my DVRs, although it is then negligable.
> Maybe the Comcast, or the TV it's driving isn't much good.
What sort of TV are you using? The easiest improvement may be to
simply buy a new TV that you can drive via VGA or DVI etc. I was never
entirely happy with the quality until I switched to a DVI-connected
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