[mythtv-users] Displaying 4:3 content on a 16:9 TV - black bo rders

Kenneth Aafl°y lists at kenneth.aafloy.net
Fri Jul 9 17:54:25 EDT 2004

On Friday 09 July 2004 23:34, Buechler, Mark R wrote:
> I have a question regarding the black borders which show on a 16:9 format
> TV when displaying video in 4:3 format. I have a rear projection TV and I'm
> concerned that the lack of "normal" burn where these black bars are will
> someday become very apparent in contrast to the rest of the picture. Is
> there an easy way to change the color of these black borders? Maybe a dark
> gray would be more appropriate? If I were to change this in code, where
> would I look, in libs/libmythtv/videoout.xv.cpp? Could it be as simple as
> changing an Xv parameter?

How come a dark grey will put your telly in a better position? Usually the 
video that will be shown in the middle portion is a lot brighter than this. 
Anyways, I've only seen burn-ins on monitors that has been on night and day 
for a few years with static images. Since you don't display static images all 
of the time, but mostly are showing video, I'd say your on the safe side..no?


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