[mythtv-users] Output to HDTV
swlists at mit.midco.net
Fri Jan 2 00:10:40 EST 2004
I have set up a mythtv box w/ 2 pvr250's and have them grabbing stations
from my cable provider (ntsc). My Tv supports vga and dvi and I want to
use myth as both a TV machine and a DVD player.
The problem I have is that DVD's look excellent, as I hook to the TV
using vga at 1280x720p, but TV playback looks horrible because of the
interlaced mpeg playback on a progressive scan output. I have turned on
the mythtv's de-interlacer but while it does help the interlacing makes
almost anything but still pictures unwatchable.
I'm sure others w/ HDTV's and non HDTV cable/satellite have this exact
problem. I'm wondering if I get one of the GeForce4MX's that output
VGA,DVI, and s-video, can I use the one card to output s-video and VGA
or DVI? I would use the s-video output for watching TV since the TV's
de-interlacer would fix up the interlaced output, then I would problably
use the DVI output for everything else. This seems like it would be the
best solution, but I'm not sure that I can get the card to switch
between s-video and DVI (and running at different resolutions).
Have any other HDTV owners tried something else that avoids the
interlacing effect but maintains the excellent DVD playback, or should I
drop the dream of using the mythtv box for playing back everything and
just get a seperated DVD player?
Thanks for any input here.
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