[mythtv-users] Non-linear stretch of 4:3 material

ryan patterson ryan.goat at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 19:17:13 UTC 2007

Sound neat.  I would give it a shot if it was added to MythTV.  But I'm
getting by just fine with the current stretch/zoom modes.

On 2/12/07, kanetse at gmail.com <kane.tse at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've seen some discussion on this list about implementing the
> non-linear stretch of 4:3 material to fit a 16:9 screen (where the
> edges of the picture are stretched more than the middle).  Many TVs
> seem to have it nowadays, but not all of them.  In some cases, these
> stretch modes don't work with digital (DVI) or PC inputs (VGA D-sub).
> In Canada (and presumbly other non-US regions), there is still a
> substantial amount of SD content out there.  So seeing 4:3 ratio
> material is still frequently the norm; although the proportion of HD
> aspect material is higher for shows aired around prime-time.
> Some people have talked about the a non-linear stretch of 4:3; but
> what is the feeling of the users on this list?  Do you think it's
> something that will be implemented into MythTV at some point in the
> future?  Or maybe never?
> For me, it's something that guides any TV shopping that I do.  Some of
> the built-in aspect ratio stretchers in TVs are better than others,
> but knowing that MythTV would do the job (at least consistently) would
> be make shopping easier.
> How about this - it seems the Windows MCE 2005 has it implemented.
> http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000418.html
> Is this feature something that anyone else wants or cares about? Does
> everyone else just buy TV's with non-linear stretching features only?
> Or do they just not record 4:3 content anymore?
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Ryan Patterson
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