[mythtv-users] Help with xorg.conf

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 02:15:47 EST 2005

On Saturday 17 December 2005 22:23, Allan Wilson wrote:
> Well I have to admit that I finally took the plunge and purchased a Sony
> KDS-R60XBR1. Basically it is Sony's 60" 1280p model. I am trying to
> configure my FC3/Mythbox for the new TV and not even sure where to start.

sadly, not a true 1080p, which is why I wait for true 1080p tvs...
on the other hand its a beautiful beautiful TV with a great image.
Once you recover your wallet, look into a good scaler, worth the price on a TV 
like yours.

> First question: My TV has four modes that will adjust the picture. I think
> this was designed so that you could choose between 4:3 and 16:9. In a
> perfect world shouldn't Myth takeup the entire screen without using the
> additional modes?

If I understand you correctly, these modes let you stretch 4:3 images to fill 
or not fill the 16:9 space. Depending on how you have X setup you can output 
in 16:9 or not. You will want to set it up to output in 16:9.

> Second Question: How is everyone determing what the mode line should be in
> xorg.conf file. Best way I have seen is PowerStrip method but I can't
> believe that I have to install Windows to do anything in Linux. I have read
> over some of the guides that Jarod points to but they talk about a lot of
> history but I need a Configuring xorg.conf for Dummies. How does everyone
> come up with this line?

Ah, PowerStrip. Don't bother, the EDID information will be printed to the X 
log by both the ATI and NVIDIA drivers.
As for which mode line, use one of the standard ATSC ones (link below). If 
you're using an NVIDIA card, getting 1080i to the TV might be a slight game 
since the linux drivers don't properly support interlaced output thorugh the 
DVI port. Some TV's let you do a 1920x540 and display it as proper 1080i, 
you'll have to play around with this unless you can find someone that has 
already figured it out to kindly give you a modeline.


> Third Question: Is anyone else using the KDS-R60XBR1 so we can compare
> notes?
> Thanks for any help.
> Allan Wilson


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