[mythtv-users] GeForce2 Card & A Wide Screen TV Via SVideo
drew at mykitchentable.net
Wed Jun 29 20:42:26 UTC 2005
On 6/29/2005 1:10 PM Ijaaz A. Ullah wrote:
>From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
>[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
OK, thanks for confirming that. I had read that some cards can give
800x600. Is there any truth in this? I know it didn't work for me but
I am just wondering.
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