[mythtv-users] Configuring GUI display for HD
James C. Dastrup
jc at dastrup.com
Fri Nov 4 12:16:56 EST 2005
entechtaiwan.net's Monitor Asset Manager on a Windows PC should give you a pretty good modeline.
Or, just google around for what modeline's others with your same TV have used.
I could be wrong, but the modeline is all about your display, and should not really
be different from one driver to the next.
When you say the desktop is too big, are you sure that's just not from the unavoidable overscan?
All TV's have overscan and I think CRT's are the worst. If you have a decent picture but you're losing
the sides, you may be OK - just adjust MythTV's x,y offsets.
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org on behalf of Drew Zerdecki
Sent: Fri 11/4/2005 9:39 AM
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
Subject: [mythtv-users] Configuring GUI display for HD
I am trying to get the Myth GUI and video to display correctly on my HDTV CRT TV (right now the desktop is too big). Can anyone recommend a framework for doing so? Should I first find a modeline so that X fits perfectly on the screen then proceed to tweak Myth's x,y offsets etc? What is the best way to determine the best modeline? I have used Powerstrip under XP and have found a good modeline for Windows, but when I copy this modeline to linux, the display is pretty far off. I imagine this is due to differences in Nvidia's (fx5200) drivers between XP and linux. Is there a Powerstrip type program for linux that would enable me to make slight adjustments to the resolution timings in real-time so I can see the resulting display as I tweak?
Sorry for all the questions and I appreciate any suggestions.
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