[mythtv-users] S-video & widescreen - both in and out
mythtv at sturgeonfamily.com
Thu Mar 31 23:45:19 UTC 2005
Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> I have a box running Myth 0.17 with a NVidia MX4000 card, 2 DVB-T
> cards and a PVR350.
> I've currently doing video out by S-Video (may move to vga/SCART later
> but thats not convenient right now). Quality is suprisingly good.
> The TV picks the signal up and widescreens it (I can select this and
> have a centreboxed 4:3 image instead). Experimentation appears to
> show that the NVidia TV-out is only happy with a standard 4:3
> resolution - I tried to set up a 16:9 aspect ratio display and I get
> messages that those modes don't work with TV-Out. So I am getting
> stretched pixels.
> Is there any appropriate setting set that would allow Myth to know
> about/correct for the image stretching - widescreen uis getting
> letterboxed and stretched so I'm seeing some really wide people!
> Alternatively anyone know a way of talking the NVidia stuff into
> handling a wider aspect ratio output so I can get something close to
> square pixels?
> On the input, I have the PVR-350 hooked to a sky box which habitually
> outputs in a 16:9 format. The PVR350 card is compressing those into a
> 4:3 ratio - and the settings within Myth do not let me set anything
> corresponding to PAL widescreen pixel sizes.
> Any indicators as to the best way to deal with this would be great.
I'm not sure if I understand. You're trying to output 16:9 through
s-video? Can't be done. The best you can do is letterbox a 4:3 and
zoom in on your display, but the results might be somewhat pixelated.
John Sturgeon <><
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