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    Hi,


    I have HTPC and media portal, and before few days I connecet exsternal STB to my HTPC. Everything works fine. I use blasting system for controling STB. But only "problem" is quality of picture. I must use component cable (red and white) while STB has only this otuput, and scart. I connect this component cable to my Hauppage PVR150 and capture signal from STB. Picuture is ok, but can be better I'm sure. What I can do about this? Something inside codec? Something inside STB? Or maybe inside LCD?.. I'm sure that something can improve qualty of picture.. Please help? Thank you


     
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    1. Are you sure that the SCART can not output s-video
    2. Tried nVidia PV codecs?
    3. Increase bitrate. You can use the "Quality control" in setup .> TV-card (TVE2 - for TVE3 you have to fiddle with registry or GraphEdit.

    Good luck!
     
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    1. I'm not sure what you mean about 1. answer. I have scart output on Humax STB. If I connect scart on Humax STB i must convert this to S-vidio and connect to Hauppage PVR150. I'm not sure is this better solution than connection via composit cable (yelow chinc).. In first post I make error. I write that I use component cable , but i use composite cable . (yelow color). Sound goes via red and white cable.

    I know that I have something like S-video , RGB ... etc . in menus in Humax STB, but I dont know what this mean. I see only Scart and composit output on STB.

    2. I try Nvide pure video codec, but result is same like with ffdshow.
    3. i'm not sure how to do this. I will try when I go home. Now im not sure where is "Quality control", but I will find.
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    Remember that SCART us only a connectio type- not a signal type(like s-video, RGB etc).

    You might be able to set your STB to send s-video signals using the SCART connection. This is by far superior to compositt.
     
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    I buy ScCART to S-VIDEO cable and setup STB to sent S-video signal, and now I'm very happy. Picture is excelent. Much better then composit. Thank you all.
     
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