[mythtv-users] Can I play scaled HDTV content on a standard TV?

Doug Larrick doug at ties.org
Tue Dec 7 22:50:39 UTC 2004

Lane Schwartz wrote:
> OK, I know this is a really basic question, but I haven't been able to
> find an answer in the archives....
> I'm thinking about buying a pcHDTV 3000. I currently have Myth working
> - connected to my TV via the svideo connection on my nvidia 5200. My
> processor is a P4 2.8C HT. I have a standard definition TV set. At
> some point in the future I will buy an HDTV set. In the meantime...
> Is it possible, using Myth, to watch TV shows recorded using a pcHDTV
> 3000 on an standard television set?

Should work just fine.  You have the processor power to decode 
HDTV-sized recordings, which is what's important.  The video card will 
scale to your lower output resolution.

Disclaimer: I haven't tried it.

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