[mythtv-users] HD1080i or HD480i? 6600 Component out
Patrick A. Ouellette
pat at flying-gecko.net
Wed Feb 8 19:48:42 UTC 2006
On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 10:52:31AM -0500, Steve Skarda wrote:
> Long-time reader, first time poster.
> I am a newbie running MythTV from SVN on Ubuntu outputting component out via a fanless Nvidia 6600. Reading some old posts from Jarod and others, I was able to output to my TV (which accepts 1080I, not 720p on a 4:3 screen) with the line in my xorg: Option "TVStandardard" "HD480i" No modelines required.
> While this works great, it obviously isn't HDTV which was my primary purpose for MythTV. (Can't wait to sell my Tivo!). When I add the line Option "TVStandard" "HD1080i" I get a small desktop on what appears to be a 1080i resolution. I can see that Nvidia is outputting a wide screen resolution but the desktop is significantly narrower and shorter than the NVidia output and is centered in the screen. I have tried the Windows/Powerstrip route and gotten modlines that should work but don't seem to help. Also, when MythTV kicks into watching a show under this mode, the system freezes and requires a reboot.
I just posted a question to the list about the 1080i modeline hanging my
system with an nVidia 6600. Guess there are at least two of us.
Could you send me your 1080i modelines. I have a similar setup - a 4:3
tv that takes 480p or 1080i. 480p works great, 1080i hangs.
> Second question. Considering that I have a 4:3 HDTV (16:9 didn't fit in my entertainment center but I will be buying a front projection in the near future), will 1080i output ever be able to fill the screen for shows that are 4:3? Probably doesn't matter since those shows aren't HDTV anyway but I don't think I can change Xorg.conf from one mode HD480i to the other HD1080i on the fly. Or can I?
You should be able to use the w command in myth to change the scale of
the video to fill most of your screen. I do that with the brain dead
feed from the local UPN and WB stations (4:3 sent out in a 16:9 stream).
Patrick Ouellette pat at flying-gecko.net
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