[mythtv-users] OT: HDTV TV's
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Thu May 11 13:36:07 EDT 2006
On 05/11/2006 01:21 PM, Greg Woods wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 12:55 -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> And, if your TV actually has a native resolution of 1024x768, the image
>> represented by the input signal is being scaled to fit on the available
> OK, but if that's so, then why does EDID report a 1280x768 resolution?
Is EDID reporting a 1280x768 native resolution or just that 1280x768 is
an acceptable input resolution.
>> Chances are it assumes that a 1024x768 resolution is coming from a
>> computer, so it scales the image to use less than 1024x768 pixels
> So if the native resolution is actually 1024x768, but the screen is a
> 16:9 aspect ratio, that implies that the pixels are either not square,
> or not spaced the same vertically as they are horizontally. I guess it
> never occurred to me that they would build it like that.
It's quite possible.
>> since your
>> manual says the TV has a native resolution of 1024x768, it actually
>> does. However, it will accept input signals at higher resolutions.
> Which brings me to my real question: how do I get X (with nvidia 8756)
> to send it a higher resolution signal? I tried "TVOutFormat" "HD1080i",
> which is acknowledged in the Xorg.0.log file at startup, but has no
> apparent effect on the signal sent to the TV.
TVOutFormat is /only/ used with TV outputs (i.e.
S-Video/Composite/Component). If you use VGA/DVI/..., it's ignored.
> Now, it may be that because I have problems getting both firewire and my
> HD-3000 card to work, I don't have any .nuv files of HD recordings yet.
> Would Myth cause X to magically start displaying a 1080i signal if I
> played an actual HD .nuv file?
No. That's only possible if you use Xrandr to change your video mode
when you start playing the video, but it requires you to have a working
1080i video mode, first.
> Or should the TV be telling me that the
> signal is 1080i right from when X is started if I have it set up
If you're outputting a 1080i signal, it would.
> All the HD recordings I have were captured off the firewire with
> "test-mpeg2" (during the rare times it actually worked). I tried playing
> those with mplayer, but I don't know how to make it play in full screen
> mode (it plays in a window) so I can't tell if X would magically switch
> to 1080i when it is trying to display a real HD picture.
Use "-fs". Probably something like:
mplayer -fs -zoom -quiet -vo xv /path/to/video
But, it won't just "magically switch." ;) (It might be possible to use
xrandr/xvidmode to have MPlayer switch resolutions, but you'd have to
have a working 1080i mode, first, as mentioned above.)
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