[mythtv-users] Help with xorg.conf
allanwilson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 23:22:53 EST 2005
Thanks Michael, that was just a flub I meant 1080p. I know I shouldn't use
the svideo out but it's what I've got now and I am going to be adding a new
box that will use a better connection. Right now I mainly want to get my
desktop and myth full screen on my 16:9 screen. I haven't played with linux
at all on a 16:9 screen can someone give me some pointers I am suffering
from to much info I think. Like how do I find my HorizSync or my
VertRefresh. What modeline are you using and what lead you to using it?
Thanks for the help
On 12/20/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Allan Wilson wrote:
> > Why is it not a true 1280p?
> It's 1080p, not 1280p. As in 1920x1080 pixels--versus 720p, which has
> 1280x720 pixels. And, when I say, "It's 1080p," I mean to include your
> Sony KDS-R60XBR1 as well as the name of the standard.
> > Do you have a recommendation on a scaler and what role do they play?
> > It looks like there is different modelines depending on what you are
> > watching? How do you know which ones to pick out of the list? If I
> > pick the right modeline will it make my desktop take up the entire
> > screen? I am using the nVidia GeForce4 MX 4000, why will it make it
> > tougher to push 1280i?
> > I looked at my log file, Xorg.0.log, and could not find my EDID
> > information but I did find where it was trying to setup the resolution:
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "1280x720" (no mode of this name)
> > (WW) NVIDIA(0): Not using mode "960x540p" (not a valid TV mode)
> > (**) NVIDIA(0): Validated modes for display device TV-0:
> > (**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "640x480": 25.2 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.0 Hz
> > (**) NVIDIA(0): Default mode "320x240": 12.6 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.1
> > Hz (D)
> > (II) NVIDIA(0): Virtual screen size determined to be 640 x 480
> You should not be using TV modes. Your TV is just a glorified monitor.
> Set it up just like you would any other monitor for a desktop. And,
> don't use S-Video or composite out. Check out avsforum.com for details
> (start with
> --the answer you need is probably in the 4902 posts that are currently
> > The two modes it would not pick up where two that I was playing with.
> > Thanks for the help I am very confused on getting the best out of my
> > TV. I don't blame you on waiting, I was using an old 32" TV for my
> > main tv viewing and trying to hold out for the prices to go out on the
> > 1280p but the TV started to go out and I couldn't wait any longer. I
> > have to admit I am pretty happy with the purchase so far. I may not
> > have the same story a year from now.
> I got a Samsung HL-R6768W (67" 1080p TV), because I was waiting for real
> high-def TV's (not 720p "medium-def" TV's). Like you, I'm happy with my
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