[mythtv-users] adjusting picture

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Dec 5 03:43:35 UTC 2006

On 12/04/2006 10:04 PM, Trey Thompson wrote:
>> 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.
> Thanks!
> He's got an nVidia FX5200, same card as mine, which works fine.

Then he hasn't enabled the use of Xv picture controls or his drivers 
don't support them.


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