[mythtv-users] GeForce2 Card & A Wide Screen TV Via SVideo
jonr at destar.net
Wed Jun 29 20:44:37 UTC 2005
Ijaaz A. Ullah wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
If the settings in nvtv are custom settings then there is no way to make
them stay after a reboot. If they are settings that the app knows about
then read the README or INSTALL file that comes with nvtv, the answer is
in one of those two files.
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