[mythtv-users] HD Television, Multiple NICs

Cecil Watson cwatson at linkline.com
Fri Jul 22 01:29:56 EDT 2005

Mike Green wrote:
> I have a couple of problems that I hope someone else has already solved...
> First, does anyone have any idea how to get X/Myth to use all of the screen 
> real estate on a high defintion televsion?  I recently purchased a sony 
> wega KD-30XS955, I would really like to be able to get the full 16:9 aspect 
> ratio out of it.  I cannot find any resolution specs in the manual or via 
> the web.  Anyone figured this out?
Search avsforum.com for your model and the word modeline.

> Second problem...  My backend is connected to the network via a wireless 
> connection.  The connection is too poor to use a frontend over the air.  My 
> solution is to plug directly into the backend via a crossover cable between 
> the ethernet ports on the laptop and the backend.  The only problem is that 
> by doing this, my backend will now need to work on two separate IP 
> addresses.  The wireless card that the backend setup points to is 
>, the 2nd network card is  When running the 
> frontend on a laptop ( and pointing to the 2nd interface on the 
> backend (, no program listings show up.  I assume this is 
> because all programs are recorded under the hostname/ip address of the 1st 
> interface (  Is there any way to get this to work?  Having 
> dual nics on the backend?
On the laptop
ifconfig eth0:1 up

> Thanks in advance for any tips....
Hope this gets you starts.


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