[mythtv] Widescreen composite out?

David Backeberg dbackeberg at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 02:52:35 UTC 2008

This sounds like a myth-users question to me.

As with any video output device and any monitor / television, you'll
get the best results if you find the optimum resolution of the display
device, and then set your output accordingly. Find a manual for the
"old wide-screen CRT", and use those settings.

On Sun, Sep 7, 2008 at 1:06 PM, Jelle De Loecker <skerit at kipdola.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I recently converted an AppleTV into a mythfrontend, it's working very well.
> Unfortunately the people I made it for cling to their old wide-screen CRT
> television, so the video input is composite.
> I was wondering if anyone could tell me how to set the proper ratio for the
> resolution.
> MythTV currently letterboxes 16:9 material even further and 4:3 material is
> stretched out.
> I have tried the "Different mode for GUI & Video" option, but then MythTV
> would only play in a portion of the screen. (So a big chunk of the desktop
> would be visible.)
> I wonder if that's a flaw of XFCE, because the "Screen Setup" thing also did
> not work.
> I've added a resolution to the xorg.conf file which I thought was
> wide-screen, but as always the resolution changer, or nvidia-settings,
> ignore these.
> --
> Met vriendelijke groeten,
> Jelle De Loecker
> Kipdola Studios - Tomberg
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