[mythtv-users] adjusting picture

Trey Thompson treythompson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 03:04:46 UTC 2006

> On 12/03/2006 10:05 PM, Trey Thompson wrote:
> >>> I know this is probably a basic question, but my picture's colors are
> >>> all out of whack when I watch Live TV or recordings.  There's too much
> >>> hue, not enough brightness, etc.  The MythTV GUI's colors seem okay,
> >>> but its just the videoplayback that doesn't look great.  I have "Use
> >>> XV picture controls" enabled, but I don't know how to adjust them
> >>>
> >> Bring up the menu when watching LiveTV or a recording, and choose the
> >> Adjust Picture option. This will allow you to change brightness,
> >> contrast, hue etc.
> >>
> >
> > What would it mean if "Adjust Picture" isn't there?  I'm helping a
> > friend with his box, and he doesn't have that option...
> Perhaps he's using a video card that doesn't support Xv picture controls
> (i.e. NVIDIA 6x00 series and above)
> There's always the option of adjusting the recording picture controls
> (hit G) rather than the playback picture controls (hit F), but doing so
> may make the video look awful on other computers.

He's got an nVidia FX5200, same card as mine, which works fine.

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