[mythtv-users] Choosing a HDTV for myth usage

Alex Brekken brekkal at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 18:14:07 UTC 2006


On 8/19/06, Mario Limonciello <mario.mailing at gmail.com> wrote

>
> >So I opted for the Samsung LNS3251D.  It works "out of the box" on VGA.
> Literally >hooked it up to the myth box, added 1360x768 to my modes section
> and it works.  >DVI-HDMI is another story however, I can't get any modeline
> that will actually show >1360x768 or even close.  I'm thinking this is
> because the TV normally compensates for >overscan on a DVI connection.  I
> was messing with powerstrip for a good hour or two >trying the HDMI-DVI
> connection just because I'ld like to be all digital.  For now, I'll be
> >happy with VGA however.
>


Another advantage of using VGA for these particular Samsung LCD sets is that
you bypass the "DNIE" filter which Samsung touts as a feature, but most TV
enthusiasts think is awful.
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