[mythtv-users] GeForce2 Card & A Wide Screen TV Via SVideo

Ijaaz A. Ullah ijaaz at digitalmethods.com
Wed Jun 29 20:10:23 UTC 2005

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Drew Tomlinson
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 3:41 PM
To: john sturgeon; Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] GeForce2 Card & A Wide Screen TV Via SVideo

On 6/29/2005 11:30 AM john sturgeon wrote:

>On 6/28/05, Drew Tomlinson <drew at mykitchentable.net> wrote:
>>Is there any way to configure X to fill up my wide screen HDTV via
>>SVideo with a GeForce 2 card?  I can get the regular 4:3 (640x480)
>>resolution but would like to have the "desktop" fill my 16:9 display.
>>I also use nvtv to shift the display to fill the 4:3 screen but have
>>been unable to find a way to make those settings permanent.  Is this
>>Or have I reached the limits of the card and need something newer.
>If you have HDTV, why don't you get a VGA -> Component adapter like
>the Audio Authority 9A60?  Do you have any HDTV content to view?
>Ultimately, I suspect I will go that route.  However this box is more a 
>"proof of concept" that was built with spare hardware I already owned.  
>As it's only an AMD Athlon 750mhz processor, an HDTV card at this point 
>is out of the question from my understanding.  But as it is, the 
>performance is quite good (probably thanks to the Win-TV 250 mpeg 
>encoder) unless I try to transcode files.  Then there's a wait.  :)  
>Anyway, when I buy the components to build my "real" system, an HDTV 
>card and component video will be the way I go.  But for now, I was just 
>hoping to make the system "better".

SVID is only going to give you 640x480.  You can change the screen
resolution in myth to something 16:9 and use your tv to stretch the picture.
But ultimately, it's still 640x480 that's coming out of the TV out on your

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