[mythtv-users] DisplaySize = Full ?
kevin at familyross.net
Fri Nov 5 23:11:13 UTC 2010
On 11/05/2010 12:23 PM, mike at grounded.net wrote:
> I think the idea of using FE on each TV works fine. In fact, we have a PC in most rooms that have SD TV's so maybe even a card in each PC or a USB device that could output it's stream from the BE?
> I'm not sure I need a separate machine for HD though? We don't need all of the outputs on at the same time, switching is fine. So long as the connections are on the myth box, I would prefer connecting to the outputs and just switching between them.
This part puzzles me. You're fine with using multiple frontends for all
of your SDTV's, but as soon as we get to your main HDTV, you want to
share the frontend with an SDTV? I guess it can be done, but I'm trying
to recommend the easiest to setup and maintain. Also, you don't have to
worry about the aspect ratio stuff messing up your SDTV's. Yes I know
you said you don't care about that, but it's still nice to have HD
content properly letterboxed onto SDTV's, without getting all messed up
by too many aspect ratio conversions.
> My only question which I'm still not clear on is making sure I've got the various resolutions switchable on the HDMI port, which was once of my questions, in this thread I believe?
> Being able to switch the HDMI port to different resolutions is important in case we need to switch to a better mode depending on what ever we're watching on the HD projector. For example, if we want to watch SD, I want to switch down to SD.
I'm not sure you will need to do this. The higher end nVidia video
cards that we are talking about come with excellent scaling abilities.
It does an excellent job of scaling SD to HD resolutions, especially
when you use the HQ scaling option in the higher end cards. DVDs look
great! (Note: I'm not a broadcast engineer, so what looks excellent to
me may not look excellent to a professional). I'd recommend giving it a
try. You can manually switch resolution on the frontend driving your
projector to give it a try. Automating it with a button on the remote
might be trickier.
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