[mythtv] Zoom -vs- Aspect -- need a custom setting

Daniel Kristjansson danielk at cuymedia.net
Fri May 4 17:33:08 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-04 at 12:50 -0400, David Frascone wrote:
> I have a strange TV.  It's *supposed* to be 1080i, but it only has 
> enough dots for 720p (1300ish x whatever).  And -- to boot -- it can 
> only handle 1024x768 via HDMI or VGA inputs.  (I ordered a DVI -> 
> component cable -- so -- hopefully that will fix things when the cable 
> gets here)
> Anyway -- my problem:
> I have more than one High Def tuner.  I have a HDHomerun, and I also get 
> HD via Firewire off of my cable box.  The HD from HDHomerun becomes 
> nicely fullscreen at a 4:3 zoom (or a fill) 

It sounds like your xorg.conf is missconfigured. You must tell
Xorg what the display's physical aspect ratio is as appears
it can't query this from the hardware. Once X knows that,
MythTV will know that the pixels are not square and will adjust

If you are using multiple displays and using a Xinerama to
span the screens you need to tell MythTV the aspect ratio
of the display which will be displaying the video, this is
in the frontend configuration.

Now that you know the basic problem, search the users mailing
list, this has been discussed there a few times.

-- Daniel

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