[mythtv-users] Resolution for PAL analgue TV

Rob Hillis rob at hillis.dyndns.org
Sun Dec 12 09:23:05 UTC 2004

Phill Edwards wrote:

>I'm in Australia so I'm using PAL. I read that the recording dimensions for
>PAL should be 720 wide x 576 high, but when I do this I notice that it uses
>a lot more CPU (20% more) and the picture quality improvement is only
>marginal. Is 720 x 576 right?
Yes, I believe that is the correct resolution for PAL.  Where exactly 
are you setting this resolution - as you state below, X doesn't like 
resolutions that aren't available on your video card.

>What do most people set this to on PAL
>systems. Also, I thought I should also set the X "modes" and "metamodes"
>settings  to 720x576 but it doesn't allow this. Am I trying to do something
>stupid here?
For your X resolution, just use 800x600 - it's close enough and works 
fine here.

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