[mythtv-users] [OT] Samsung HDTV Question
bill at bbqninja.com
Mon Jan 15 22:26:02 UTC 2007
Quite specifically, with my samsung, the following applies:
-NO edid information
-ONLY accepts "true HD" signals (1280x720, 1920x1080i, YYYx576,
ZZZx480) despite it being a 1366x768 panel. Any other signals display
a blank screen.
-has an uncontrollable amount of overscan (the same as if you plugged
in an HDMI dvd player/set top box/etc I'd expect)
-isn't adjustable the way the VGA signal is
My personal experience is that, counter to what you'd expect, you get
much better quality from the VGA input due to being able to get a
pixel-perfect image from the PC.
On 1/16/07, Jake Thompson <jake at jakethompson.com> wrote:
> Excelent responses, thanks everyone. This is kind of what I assumed, there
> is no technical reason it should not work, just a CYA, overscaning and EDID,
> all easily worked around.
> On 1/15/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> > On Jan 15, 2007, at 9:19 AM, Adrian wrote:
> > > I think that they mean that there is no option in the menu to turn
> > > overscan off. I have on older Samsung DLP, and the overscan is pretty
> > > bad ~5% of the screen is cut off on all four sides when connected to a
> > > PC. Some of the newer models have a menu option that they call PC
> > > mode that apparently turns this "feature" off.
> > >
> > > For me this is not a big deal. I simply run Myth scaled to fit and I
> > > use VNC to do admin work.
> > >
> > > I am sure that there is probably a setting somewhere in xorg.conf or
> > > nvidia-settings to overcome this, but I stopped looking after getting
> > > to a workable arrangement.
> > >
> > > Adrian
> > It also might not provice EDID information back to the machine so you
> > can automagically find appropriate resolutions. You'll need to tweak
> > modeline settings on any display that says they don't support using
> > it as a PC display.
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