[QUOTE=imkidd57;2239332]OK try setting to 10,000 Kbps (10 Mbps) with variable bitrate, and see if that makes a difference.
Can you describe the ‘artefacts’? Are they the usual blockiness around moving objects, or something like large pixellations which could be more due to reception problems rather than the encoder?[/QUOTE]
I changed the bitrate, I didn’t notice a visual difference.
I included a screen shot of a captured movie off of my pc. You can see there is a little ‘noise’ in the picture. When I play this on my TV, the background along the top where the heaviest shadows are is where I see the most pixellation(kinda like a enlarged dark spot). As the screen gets brighter the flaws are harder to see.