[mythtv-users] Scaling HD content for SD screen

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Thu Nov 16 16:57:23 UTC 2006

Tom Lichti wrote:
> I've recently dipped my toes in the HD water, and while for the most 
> part I am extremely pleased, I did notice one thing that isn't great, 
> and I'm not sure if there is anything I can do. Basically any recorded 
> HD content is not scaled correctly, in that I do see a letterbox effect, 
> but the left portion of the display is cut off by about 5%, and the 
> right is cutoff by probably 25-30%. By cutoff, I mean the image fills 
> the full width of the screen, but it's not the actual full width of the 
> feed. If I view it on my desktop (running 1024x768) the full width image 
> is there, when it runs through the TV (800x600) it displays the cropped 
> image. The TV display is a 5200, running VGA into a converter that 
> outputs component to the TV.
> Thoughts on how I can get the full width image to display on the TV?
I could never get my FX5200 to do HD properly at 800x600.  I run Myth at 
1024x768 now and it is perfect.  I'm doing the same as you.  FX5200 VGA 
to converter to TV showing HD on an SD set.


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