[mythtv-users] PVR-350 on 4:3 and 16:9 screens

Stroller Linux.Luser at myrealbox.com
Sun Dec 26 00:49:25 UTC 2004

On Dec 25, 2004, at 10:04 pm, Steve Davies wrote:

> Steve Davies wrote:
>> With a "regular" videocard, it is possible to tell X that the aspect 
>> ratio of the output is 16:9, and the picture will auto-scale to fit 
>> in this window. Is this also true of the PVR-350's TV output? I 
>> capture UK DVB transmissions, and these are a mixture of 4:3 and 16:9 
>> streams, often changing mid-stream.
> Replying to my own post - It looks from the code and what docs I can 
> find as if the MPEG stream will fill the 4:3 picture, and can be 
> stretched/unstretched by the TV as desired, but will not be otherwise 
> scaled by the PVR-350 (I assume it does not output the VBI aspect 
> ratio indicators)
> Oh well. Looks like it is possible to modify the output window size 
> and scaling of the image in the PVR-350 decoder. Has anyone played 
> with that yet? Shall I just buy one and have a play myself?

I'm not sure if I'm understanding correctly, but maybe the "Wide-screen 
tweaks" section of <http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/tips.php> would be 
helpful for you?


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