[mythtv-users] Questions about widescreen support for TV

Brian LeFevre blefevre at ida.net
Mon Oct 4 23:32:58 EDT 2004

Nate Carlson wrote:
> Hello,
> Didn't find anything useful in the archives on this; if it's an FAQ that 
> I missed, I'd appreciate a link to a good resource on it.
> I am driving a widescreen tv via a VGA connector. XFree86 is set up to 
> output at 1280x720, and works great for 4:3 TV and 16:9/4:3 movies (via 
> mplayer). The 4:3 programs are not stretched, which is the behavior I 
> want. However, when I watch TV shows that are displayed in widescreen 
> (Stargate Atlantis is a good example), they are shown in normal 4:3 mode 
> - IE, there are borders around all four sides. I can expand it to fill 
> the whole screen using the widescreen button to get to '4:3 Zoom', but 
> that cuts off the GUI display on both the top and the bottom.
> Is there a better way to get widescreen support for TV shows? It'd be 
> really nice if there was something automatic, too.
> My shows are recorded via IVTV, if it matters.
> Thanks!
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your capture card "spews" out 3x4 picture.  It doesn't care about black 
borders.  I don't know of any automatic way to "zoom" the stuff out.

Doesn't the "w" button on your keyboard resize it correctly?

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