[mythtv-users] Aspect ratio mix-up; 16:9 showing as 4:3

Ryan Daigle rwdaigle at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 20 10:54:58 EST 2004

That's just it, my screen is 4:3.  But, the only way to get proper playback
is to tell Myth that it's 16:9.  Why would this be?

Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 07:18:24 +0000
From: Ivor Hewitt <ivor at ivor.org>
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Aspect ratio mix-up; 16:9 showing as 4:3
To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
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On Tuesday 20 January 2004 02:15, Ryan Daigle wrote:

> Monitor DisplaySize 320  240

Thats a 4:3 ratio. If your screen is 16:9 then you need to use a 16:9 ratio
for DisplaySize.

Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 21:15:56 -0500
From: "Ryan Daigle" <rwdaigle at yahoo.com>
Subject: [mythtv-users] Aspect ratio mix-up; 16:9 showing as 4:3
To: <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
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At one point, my live TV and watching recordings was working fine.  Then one
day, after a reboot and no doubt fooling around with settings, my live TV
and recordings played back as though they were pinched in on the sides i.e.
there was a black bar on the right and left sides of the video.

So into the setup I went, and changing the recording profiles so that they
recorded on a 16:9 aspect.  This fixed the issue.  But, I don't have a 16:9
ratio TV, I have a normal 27" Sony Wega with a 4:3 ratio.  What did I do to
make it so that Myth only correctly outputs to a 4:3 TV when the aspect
ratio is 16:9?

Here my applicable display settings:

In XF86Config:
Monitor DisplaySize 320  240
VideoCard MetaModes 640 x 480
Screen Display 800 x 600, 640 x 480

I have no idea how they're all supposed to relate, what's the deal?



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