[mythtv-users] MythTV + HD

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Wed Jan 10 19:28:47 UTC 2007

Henry A Harper III wrote:
>> I tried for a few hours last night to see if I can get it to display
>> properly via component, but the best I could get was 720x480 (720p),
>> which, in to itself, is awesome, but the display of recorded programs
>> (not mythvideo stuff) looked absolutely horrible.  I believe is because
>> displaying SDTV recordings (480i) in a progressive mode means that 1/2
>> of the lines are missing.
> Nit: 720x480 is not 720p, 720x480 is a "480" (DVD) resolution. 720p (or
> 720p60) is defined as 1280 (horizontal pixels) x 720 (vertical lines/pixels)
> @60 frames per second. Turning on deinterlacing might help display of 480i
> content.
>> On top of that, the image had a TON of overscan.  Via component hookup,
>> the nvidia-settings control panel didn't give nearly the same options
>> that it did when I was hooked up via s-video.
> Yup, the nvidia drivers still need work...

Sorry 'bout that.  I tried so many different things, I was dizzy by the
time I tossed in the towel and went back to s-video.  Yes, 720x480 gave
the best results (480p), and 720p (1280x720) and 1080i (1900x1200) both
came up funky.

I would guess that VGA, DVI, or even HDMI would work 'out of the box',
so to speak.  But, until I get that TV back, I can't test/confirm that.


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