The State of Home-Brew PVRs on Linux
Subject:   yes but what about quality?
Date:   2003-11-13 18:18:14
From:   anonymous2
I know that regular TVs(even my Sony Trinitron TV) have low resolution and I have always wondered what the output quality of Freevo or MythTV is compared to say Tivo, replayTV, Ucentric or other set top PVRs.

Can anybody comment on this before we go and spend $500+ on a Linux home brewed PVR solution instead of a Tivo or Ucentric box that soon comcast will be rolling out?

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  • yes but what about quality?
    2003-11-14 07:59:43  joestump [View]

    You have total control over the quality of the recording. You can record at "TV quality" or all the way up depending on how many frames per second you record. I tweak the quality down a tad (imagine analog TV) because of file size issues.

    Live TV with tvtime is excellent. DVD playback is great as well. Overall I had *NO* issues with the quality of playback.