[mythtv-users] Choosing a HDTV for myth usage

Mario Limonciello mario.mailing at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 15:42:13 UTC 2006


On 8/16/06, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 2006-08-15 at 20:22 -0500, Mario Limonciello wrote:
> > given this information... are modelines portable among graphics cards
> > and vga/dvi?
>
> Not entirely. Some graphics cards (unfortunately probably including
> those on all but maybe the highest end laptops) won't have enough memory
> for HD modelines. The modeline is also not the only setting that is
> involved, there are driver settings as well which may not port exactly
> from one card to another.
>
> One last thing that I bumped into is, my TV would not accept an HD
> modeline through the VGA connector. I wasted a lot of time and effort
> before realizing this. It only worked through an HDMI connection. Unless
> your laptop has a DVI-out connector, you probably won't be able to use
> it for testing in any case (assuming that what you had in mind was
> bringing your laptop to the store).
>
> I would say that having a known working modeline is likely to make the
> display side of things a whole lot easier, but is not by itself
> sufficient. If you happen to be good at fiddling with X, this may not
> even matter to you. All I know for sure is that having to generate a
> modeline from scratch was a huge headache for me.
>
> --Greg
>
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When I went into the store, I came with a port replicator that I borrowed
from work.  Adds another ethernet, DVI, serial, sound, USB, and power. :)
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