[mythtv-users] Tv Overlay with Nvidia and Sony HDTV
david.collett at dart.net.au
Fri Oct 8 09:56:07 UTC 2004
Definitely start with the settings on your TV set, I know my "HDTV
Ready" CRT has monitor-style adjustments to do this stuff. But the
options are available ONLY for the HDTV inputs (VGA/Component), when
viewing from the inbuilt (analog) tuner or s-vide/composite you get no
such options in the OSD (I believe it has 2 different circuits)
Now, in response to the post below re. adjusting GUI size in
mythfrontend: does that change the video output also or just the OSD
position?? I still have a slight "squashing" on the left edge of my
screen (noticable during panning), which I think I can get rid of
through overscanning some more, but I dont want to loose to much video.
If myth will scale the video in a bit that would probably do the
On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 06:23, Aran Cox wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 11:30:41AM -0700, Cory Tucker wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I'm trying to piece together my MythTV box and I'm almost there. I have
> > two problems remaining, 1) I can't get any audio (I'll save that one for
> > later) and 2), I can't get my display to not have overlay on my TV.
> I think you mean overscan.
> > I have an Nvidia GeForce4 4400 using DVI out to my Sony 57" HDTV. I've
> > tried many different modelines from Jarod's guide, and a couple other
> > sources, but I just can't get it to not overfill the screen. I'm using
> > the latest nvidia drivers (6111).
> You should try adjusting the overscan settings on your TV. Look in your
> manual or try to find the service manual for your television. avsforum.com
> has mountains of information on this kind of thing, although not much is
> specific to linux and you will have to put up with *blech* a forum.
> > Does anyone know how I can fix this? Is it even possible, and if not,
> > what should I do?
> It's possible but it's a tweaky kind of process and you might spend some time
> at it. I tried to adjust the overscan on my HDTV and basically what I discovered
> is that by the time I had shrunk the display down to fit all on the
> screen I had created some distortions in the image so I set it back to the
> You can also experiment with the GUI size settings in mythtv. Basically you're
> wasting a little resolution doing it that way but you don't have to know
> how to tune your TV.
> Good luck...
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