[linux-dvb] Freecom (WideView) DVB-T USB Sample MPEG?
patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Thu Jun 15 18:10:15 CEST 2006
On Thu, 15 Jun 2006, Gavin Hamill wrote:
> > I guess that if the dvb-t stream is simply grabbed as is and sent to
> > the pc then all dvb-t cards would be the same picture quality, but
> > from what I have seen this is not always the case.. so id really like
> > to see a sample (especially one from a linux user).
> I have no idea 'what you've seen', but you are correct in thinking the data is
> the same irrelevant of the device. The only thing that would discern devices
> is how they well they cope with low /poor quality signal inputs, and possibly
> the quality of the Windows software (which for a cheap device, will be equally
> cheap) if that's all you've used to date.
I think this is the case.
And additionally PC Magazines (even the ones with a very professional
reputation), which are sometimes doing tests with different DVB-T
receivers, are using the picture (!!!) quality of the bundled
(Windows)-software as an indicator for specifying the quality and thus the
IMHO this misleads the normal user to such assumptions. There are
more sophisticated ways to get comparible results.
Mail: patrick.boettcher at desy.de
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