[mythtv] 4:3 content on 16:9 HDTV & Black bars - revisited

Buechler, Mark R Mark_R_Buechler at bausch.com
Tue Sep 14 15:53:43 EDT 2004


Sony rear projection 65". The TV is typically on from 5:00PM to 11:00PM
weekdays and during the day on weekends. I have DirecTV so all content is
4:3 but some is 16:9 in a 4:3 format which I expand to fill the screen. I
try to do that as much as I can.

- Mark. 

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason W. Thompson [mailto:GameboyHippo at classicnet.net] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 2:13 PM
To: Development of mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv] 4:3 content on 16:9 HDTV & Black bars - revisited

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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