[mythtv-users] TV is cutting of edges.

Donavan Stanley GeckoFiend at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 19:56:34 EDT 2004

On Sat, 4 Sep 2004 18:09:56 -0400, Jay R. Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 04, 2004 at 11:07:21PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 02:01:16PM -0600, Matt Fairbourn wrote:
> > > I just set up my mythtv, and everything is working wonderfully except my
> > > screen size it too big for my TV. All four sides are cut of by my TV. It
> > > is not a major problem when watching tv, but it makes the setup screens
> > > difficult because important things are cut off. Any Ideas?
> >
> > (Read the mailing list archives?)
> >
> > If you are using TV out, it sounds like you need to alter your overscan.
> > For nvidia cards there's an official nvidia program called
> > nvidia-settings which will allow you to change it on the fly.
> I'll clarify Matt's problem, because I have it too.
> The desired outcome, as far as I can see, would be to be *able* to set
> your video-card to slightly overscan your TV, *without* making the
> non-live-video portions of the UI *either* be inside a window or spread
> to the edges of the monitor -- that is, we need some (preferably
> configurable) inside padding on the Myth root window around the UI
> controls.

There are aleady options in the appearance settings that allow you to
adjust for overscan.  So adjust video card to slightly overscan and
then adjust the gui to not exceed beyond the boundries of your screen.

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