[mythtv-users] Displaying 1080i on 4:3 standard TV

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 20:11:54 UTC 2006

On 3/21/06, Steve Skarda <steveskarda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/21/06, Lee Koloszyc <teething12 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Mike Schlottman wrote:
> > >
> > > First a question. Is it even possible to display all of a 1080i
> > > broadcast on a standard 4:3 TV?
> > >
> > > When I try to do this I get a display that looks like the picture has
> > > been shifted to the right. There is a wide black bar on the right,
> > > with the expected black bars on top and bottom. If I use the aspect
> > > override settings, the best I can do is a larger picture that is
> > > butted against the left side and has a portion of the right side cut
> off.
> > >
> > > I'd like to hear from anyone who has ever seen this work, just so I
> > > know it can be done. If you have pointers on how it might be done,
> > > that would be great too.
> > >
> I output 1080i to a 4:3 screen.   My device settings are setup for TVFormat
> "HD1080i" through component on a Nvidia 6600.  It get a full 1080i desktop
> with black bars on the top and bottom.  HDTV is the same.  Only downside is
> that while watching SDTV, there are bars on all four sides so I need to
> adjust the aspect ratio in Myth to "16:9 stretch" and the TV to 4:3 which
> forces it to full screen.  Sort of a pain but it works.   There may be a
> better way to do it but I haven't figured it out if there is.

I'm using DVI, but I have a 4:3 HDTV as well and use the same method
Mr. Skarda uses.


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