[mythtv-users] hdtv question
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Oct 27 16:59:23 UTC 2006
On 10/27/06, Michael Wisniewski <wiz561 at gmail.com> wrote:
> For whatever reasons, I was thinking about this last night.
> I have a 32" 4:3 TV that does hdtv. For OTA hi-def, it makes it letterbox
> and then shrinks the left/right sides so it's back to 4:3 and doesn't fill
> the screen.
> I would like to use MythTV to play hdtv avi's and mpeg's. I have bought
> anything yet, but I'm wondering....if I configure x11 for 1080i hdtv, won't
> everything be in that shrunk down letterbox format? For viewing tv over the
> air, I just have a hauppauge pvr-150 and no hdtv.
> What I would love to do is be able to display everything on the screen fully
> (4:3), but then if I play a hdtv avi or mpeg file, it displays it properly
> in 1080i. Is this possible?
what I did when I had my 4:3 HDTV was to set everything to be 16:9 as
default. Then, for 4:3 content I had Myth override as 4:3. I guess you
could also do the opposite, but I felt the menu looked better in 16:9
To do this go into the Appearance Setup and set up different modes
based on source resolution.
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