[mythtv-users] OT: 120hz?
linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Sat Dec 3 08:46:43 UTC 2011
Matt Emmott wrote:
>To answer my own question, I'd say HDMI. I played a 1080p rip of
>Tron Legacy on my Mythbox over VGA, and then I played the same rip
>on my Boxee Box over HDMI, and the Boxee Box playback was much
>better. I suppose I'm comparing a bit of apples to oranges since the
>hardware is different, but after doing some reading it looks like
>VGA is analog and some detail is lost in the digital-to-analog
Well that's true - with VGA you have a digital to analog conversion,
and then the TV redigitises it to drive the display. But also be
aware that with HDMI, you may not be seeing what you sent. IIRC all
the standard modes actually rescale the image - so you sent it a
1920x1080 pixel image, the TV scales that up so it can throw about
1/4 of it away. I really cannot imagine what the standard committees
thought they were doing when they came up with that idea ! Surely it
would have been much better to have whatever is generating the image
to general a pixel-for-pixel description of what should be on the
On some, but my no means all, TVs, you can turn this off and display
what you send. It goes by different names depending on the
manufacturer - it may be under "scaling", possibly under "overscan",
or "full pixel mode", or ...
On my Samsung, it detects that it's a computer driving it and does two things :
1) It turns off the resampling.
2) It only presents the "computer" modes - ie it offers 60Hz, but not 50Hz.
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