Another of the prices we pay for the power and flexibility of the non-appliance solution is the necessity of doing some of the configuration ourselves.
The most important part of that configuration is probably choosing good parameters for recording and transcoding programs. What parameters work well depends on many things, personal taste not least among them.
In this section, users can post the parameters they're using and pleased with, so you have something to try out. If you'd like to add a line here, copy the header line to the bottom, and replace the text items.
You can use a put in your username (by typing ~~~) or your email address.
Note: For MPEG2 cards, AvgKBPS is MinKBPS.
|Card||Profile||Width||Height||Aspect||AvgKBPS||MaxKBPS||Audio Samp||Layer||AudioBPS||MB/hr||Email/Wiki Name||Comments|
|MythTV Default||Default||480||480||4:3||4500||6000||32000||2||384||2200||Bay Link||S-VHS quality|
|?||LiveTV||704||480||4:3||3500||4000||32000||2||128||?||Bay Link||Perfectly watchable, and I'm picky|
|?||High||704||480||4:3||4500||8000||48000||2||192||?||Bay Link||We're not actually using this yet|
|?||Low||352||480||4:3||2200||3000||32000||2||128||2200||Bay Link||Same size??|
|?||Default||704||480||4:3||4000||6500||58000||2||224||2700||JDonavan||Does well with channels that have static|
|PVR-x50||Default||720||480||4:3||2200||9800||48000||2||256||1200||Michael Dean||Full D1 resolution; compliant with DVD spec without re-encoding.|
|PvR350||Default||480||480||4:firstname.lastname@example.org||I didn't notice any degradation when I switched from the 4500 AvgKBPS (2.2GB/hr) setting.|
|PVR-150||DVD Special 2||720||576||4:3||6400||8000||48000||2||384||3100||Bitrate Explained||Is DVD spec; no re-encoding required; MS MCE uses DVD Special 2|