[mythtv-users] 16x9

Jesse Dhillon tobor at berkeley.edu
Tue Dec 26 00:42:31 UTC 2006

If you have an nvidia, use the nvidia graphical tool to save the EDID 
and then parse it to extract modelines. The black art suddenly becomes 
fairly legitimate.


Rich West wrote:
> I've read a bunch of different postings and some Wiki information 
> surrounding displaying on a 16x9 television screen, but some of the 
> information seems to conflict.  Add to that a sprinkling of confusion, 
> and, well, I just don't get it.
> Should I adjust my xorg.conf file to set the proper DisplaySize as 
> listed in 
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/XorgConfMonitorSectionForTV?  And 
> that wiki seems to have a little touch of the "black art" feel to it 
> with "it is advised to play with the value..."
> Should I adjust the settings on my nVidia card to try to display at 
> 1080i or 720p (one TV supports both, the other goes up to 720p) with the 
> black art of playing with modelines and such (the 1080i capable tv 
> (older big rear projection) only has component in, whereas the 720p 
> capable tv (LCD) has VGA in, too)?  With that, there's the fight of the 
> right modeline, overscan, tearing, etc.. 
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=55090
> And, if I step back.. is this really a two-step issue?  First get it to 
> display in 16x9 fashion at, say, 480i, then try to do additional steps 
> to bump the resolution up to 720p?
> -Rich
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