[mythtv] 4:3 content on 16:9 HDTV & Black bars - revisited
Jason W. Thompson
GameboyHippo at classicnet.net
Tue Sep 14 14:13:18 EDT 2004
What brand of HDTV do you have? Do you leave myth front end on for long
periods of time without turning the TV off?
On Tuesday 14 September 2004 10:12, Buechler, Mark R wrote:
> I asked a question a few months ago about watching 4:3 content on a 16:9
> screen with the black vertical bars. I didn't get much of a response and I
> really haven't thought of it much until recently when I looked at a movie
> which had some bright (almost white) scenes and I noticed, very clearly,
> the effects of the black bars. The 4:3 area of the screen looks noticeably
> more yellow than the black-barred portions. I looked at the code and it
> seems the black bars are generated from an X definition of black (possibly
> coming from xcolormap?). I'm not real familiar with X calls.
> I'd like to slow down the effect of the black bars by adjusting the black
> to a dark gray. Before I look further into it, has anyone already done so?
> Is there a patch already out there? I'm quite concerned after seeing the
> effects on a TV which is only a year old and doesn't get much use during
> the day.
> Thanks, Mark.
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