[mythtv-users] PVR 150 Quality Issues

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 16:58:54 UTC 2009


On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Johnny <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks - I'll give it a go when I get home.  I guess something else to try
>> tonight would be to watch a recording on my beefy windows machine - that
>> should rule out whether the recording itself is an issue?  Or use my
>> mythbuntu live disc to turn it into a temporary frontend at least?
>
> Actually an SD recording will look like crap on a high res monitor of
> your "beefy windows machine", unless you can get a player that does
> really good deinterlacing and scaling. Another way of looking at this
> is that you will benefit from VDPAU whether you are having issues with
> your PVR-150 or not. It will improve the image quality of everything
> you play back on your mythtv system over what you will get with the
> current ATI drivers/hardware. You can get a VDPAU card for $30-$40
> (US).
> _______________________________________________

Did we already send this link?

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/VDPAU

I'd recommend getting a 9000 series or higher nvidia chipset although
the 8300 on-boards aren't horrible I can tell the difference between
them. The Revo Acer onboard Nvidia ION works really well and the whole
machine is $199.

-jj


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