[mythtv-users] Underscan in playback and recording, driver issue?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Sep 26 18:26:38 UTC 2006

On 09/26/06 12:39, R. G. Newbury wrote:

>Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>You use either MythTV to overscan the video during playback or use the 
>>video drivers (i.e. the NVIDIA drivers) to overscan the entire desktop 
>>(which gets the video, the menus in MythTV, the desktop outside of 
>>MythTV, and every other application you run).
>I tried playing with over/underscan while running mythfrontend in a 
>window, output on my NTSC TV. The window size can be set on a per-pixel 
>basis, but underscan reduces the size of the picture *in that window*, 
>ie set underscan to -10 both vertically and horizontally and you get a 
>black border around the picture, *within the window*. The window, as 
>usual can be moved around on the desktop, which itself is subject to 
>losing its edges due to the TV's overscan.
>How does one control the desktop size, so that I can run mythfrontend 
>without using a window?

Re-read the above.


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