[mythtv-users] Doing the undoable?
xeno at indigo.kicks-ass.org
Wed Feb 18 00:04:02 EST 2004
Or maybe not.
Okay, here's the deal. I have mythtv running on an athlon 2100+ with 521
mb of ram. I have a pvr 250 and a pinnacle pctv for capture, and a geforce
3 for tv-out. My tv is an Apex 27' flat screen, and I'm in the US so it's
NTSC for me.
Now, on the TV I have a variety of input options. I can do svideo,
component, and composite. And of course standard cable, but who needs
that? :) I'm using straight svideo from my machine to the tv.
The machine itself is running flawlessly and I have 0.14 on it. No
Here's the question. I'm using the vanilla nvidia driver options for TV
out recommended for tv's, e.g. HorizSync 30-50, VertRefresh 60.
According to the proprietary nvidia driver, this means that I can run in:
I can play around with the sync and refresh to get 800x600 which obviously
needs overscan to look worth a crap. I'm willing to invest in another card
to do this, but wouldn't dvd's look crappy upsized to that? What's the
ideal resolution here? 720x480?
I'm a bit nervous to play around with the tv settings too much because I
don't want to smoke my TV. So - to those of you that are running happy
mythboxes, what do you run them at?
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