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KoktGrus

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what codecs do you guys use for watching tv with minimal quality-loss and what settings for the codec do you use??


I think the picture of my FireDTV is much too bad, if i'm comparing to a regular set-top-box..
 

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    I think the picture of my FireDTV is much too bad, if i'm comparing to a regular set-top-box..
    KoktGrus

    First i would ask if using the original manufacturers software, is the video\audio quality any good, because pretty much, that is what you would expect it to be.

    If it seems to be good on a monitor and you are projecting it to a TV, that is a connection\output issue and there are many posts dealing with that.

    Most transmissions are done in mpeg2 and if you have a reception problem, and this may be down to a individual card (do you notice a quality difference between Sat and terrestrial for example).

    Also some of the original recording of older programs is crap, and although it looks fine on a normal Tv (just) it looks terrible on a digital TV (LCD or Plasma) and tends to look washed out and no definition.

    After saying all the above, have PowerDVD7 HD version, WinDVD7 and Nvidia installed, and still for definition and clarity prefer the purevideo of nvidia to the others.

    Regards
     

    KoktGrus

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    I used purevideo before but the interlace and picture-quality wasn't what i expected... Now i installed powerdvd7 and it's great!! Huge difference!

    The powerdvd7 (HD) also has nvidia purevideo hardware support!


    I suppose the regular purevideo should be pretty much that good too if it was configured right.. The powerdvd worked as it should directly =)
     

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    I used purevideo before but the interlace and picture-quality wasn't what i expected... Now i installed powerdvd7 and it's great!! Huge difference!
    Interesting, does this include TV-mode or just DVDs?
    If so, who is your TV provider?
     

    KoktGrus

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    I use it for everything, but the biggest difference did i see in the TV... Small text now got readable...


    Boxer

    -- edit

    now i can read scrolling text in TV too, i couldn't that with the purevideo... Didn't get the interlace to work properly
     

    mpfrank

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    Hi,

    I installed PDVD7.3 Ultra too for whatching HD-TV. But I won't work correctly, always crashes MP.

    I used purevideo before but the interlace and picture-quality wasn't what i expected... Now i installed powerdvd7 and it's great!! Huge difference!
    Would you please be so kind to tell me what PDVD7 codec you are using in TV configuration of MP?

    Thanks a lot

    cheers
    mpFrank
     

    KoktGrus

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    i use the BD-HD-codec and it worked properly directly.. do you use latest nvidia-drivers for your graphics-card?
     

    mpfrank

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    I have the nvidia forceware 158.18 for Vista 32-bit installed. My graphic adapter is an Asus 7600GS Silent.

    What kind of audio codec do you use?
     

    mpfrank

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    Here is what codec i can choose in MP TV-Config:

    See attached file:
     

    KoktGrus

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    I used the last one in your list..

    edit

    I don't know if PDVD are 100% compatible with vista... or it might is the nvidia-drivers that contains a bug?
     

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