[mythtv-users] Screen resolution setting

ffrr ffrr at tpg.com.au
Sun Jul 10 00:23:22 EDT 2005

ffrr wrote:

> Phill Edwards wrote:
>>> I have been reading a howto on myth and they suggest that PAL systems
>>> (like mine) should probably be set to 720x576 (or x288).  Unfortunately
>>> it is not clear on where this should be set.   The only place I have
>>> found a resolution setting like this, is in the recording profiles, and
>>> yes, I need to set them I guess.  Given that it is currently set to
>>> 480x480 by default, I will see a significant file size increase 
>>> won't I?
>>> But also, what about watching live TV, or for that matter watching
>>> delayed live TV from the buffer.  Where is the resolution for this set?
>>> I would like to hear peoples opinions on what is the best thing to do
>>> with these settings.  Indeed, is 720x576 a good idea at all?
>> I just stick with the default of 480x480 and it looks great. I havent'
>> actually tried 720x576 but I may give it a go just to see!
>> The LiveTV one is set in the Live TV profile I think.
> I am trying it now, but the difference is small if anything.
> btw:  when you make a change like this to a recording profile, even 
> the Live TV one, do you need to restart the backend and/or frontend? 
> (I did, just to be sure, but was wondering if it was needed)

Here's an interesting side effect of making that change to the Live TV 
profile.  I went back to a previously recorded movie I was watching, and 
it came up tall and skinny.  I had to manually change the aspect ration 
from 4:3 to 16:9.

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