[mythtv-users] Any words of wisdom for HDMI capable TVs
spikeygg at gmail.com
Sat Oct 1 17:03:03 UTC 2005
It's like I just told Marcus:
"If you plan on using your myth machine to play games or do stuff that's not
in myth using DVI you will be overscanning the screen fairly significantly.
I was planning on doing everything over DVI on my setup but out of the three
TVs that I've tried (in my home) they all had over an inch of overscan on
all sides. This makes using the computer normally very difficult because the
menus and status bars are off the screen, it's also a problem with games
because of health and ammo meters. Anyway, I ended up just going over the
standard analog VGA cable so I could scale everything to fit on the screen.
I liked the idea of 1-to-1 pixel mapping and DAMN does it look crystal
clear, but it wasn't worth it to me since half the time we're playing games
on it and it looks nearly crystal clear with the standard D-Sub cable."
So if you only watch TV/DVDs on it go HDMI but if you want to use it like a
monitor or play games, it might suck. The other thing I hadn't mentioned is
that if you buy a 1080p TV, you have to use the analog VGA input in order to
reach that resolution. Currently the only input that supports such a high
resoltion is the VGA connector on TVs that advertise 1080p. DVI/HDMI and
Component cables can only go so high as 1080i right now.
On 9/30/05, Brian Foddy <bfoddy at visi.com> wrote:
> It looks like I might soon be in the position to re-buy a
> replacement HDTV as my old Hitachi will likely be declared a
> lemon and probably replaced. Assuming I will get the
> option to upgrade or pick another unit I've been looking
> at the latest class of rear-projection tv's and input options.
> There seems to be a new kid on the block called HDMI,
> which from what I can read is pin compatible with DVI-D.
> However should I be concerned about any of the copy protection
> (HDCP) that comes with it?
> In my current setup, I have a vga-to-component converter and
> use standard RCA stereo audio. However, my current TV has always been
> one hd input short (just 2) when I'd really like 3 (DVD, PC (mythtv),
> and standard HD STB). I was considering a Sony KP-46WT520
> which has 2 component plus a HDMI giving my desired 3 inputs.
> Does anyone have any experience driving a HDMI input from
> a PC? My graphics cards have DVI outputs; looks like adapters
> and cables are available. Any trouble setting resolution / frequency?
> I'd like to get to either 720p and/or 1080i.
> Anything else I need to be careful of?
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