[mythtv-users] GUI size and different TV playback size [feature request]

Martin Ebourne lists at ebourne.me.uk
Fri May 20 08:14:48 UTC 2005

On Thu, 19 May 2005 19:00:59 -0700, Shaun Jackman wrote:
> I'd like to configure a TV playback size that differs from the GUI
> size. A GUI size of 640x440 offset by 40,24 compensates for the
> overscan of my television. I want to use a TV playback size of 720x480
> without an offset to avoid vertical scaling so that the interlacing
> doesn't get messed up. You can set both to the same with "Use GUI size
> for TV playback", but from what I see you can't set explicit values
> for both.

If you untick the 'use gui size for tv playback' then tv will be full
screen, based on what your current video mode is. Unless you've got rid of
your G550 already, then presumably you are running in 720x480 resolution
and you'll get the effect you want. That's how I do it with mine (but for

Alternatively, on the page after the one with that option there's
'Separate video modes for GUI & TV playback'. If you tick that you get
lots of whizzy options for controlling video mode based on video input. It
does however need XRandR, and is a no go on the G550 tv-out (which is a



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