[mythtv-users] [OT] Samsung HDTV Question

Jake Thompson jake at jakethompson.com
Tue Jan 16 17:36:39 UTC 2007

It sounds like it is just overscanning the HDMI input, which is standard for
TVs.  This would not be good if you were trying to use it as a PC monitor
because you would lose usable space.  However, for TV this should be fine
since overscan is "standard"  even though the amount varies.

Since this is really a dedicated mythbox and I am watching TV only, the
overscan should not be any more than I would get connecting a cable box to
it and I can live with that.

I will find out soon I guess

On 1/16/07, Stroller <linux.luser at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> On 15 Jan 2007, at 16:37, Jake Thompson wrote:
> > Ok, I just read the following.  I have a Samsung HDTV HL-S5087W on
> > order and I just found this in the manual:
> >
> > "The HDMI IN 1/DVI IN jack
> > is not compatible with PC."
> >
> > How could this be the case?  My myth box has a nVidia GeForce 7300
> > with "HDTV" output, it has a DVI, S-Video and Composit output.
> >
> > Why would a DVI port not be PC compatible?  Is this because they do
> > not want to support it or there a real technical reason?
> Maybe it overscans on this connection?
> <http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385526>
> The description at Amazon says:
>   There's an integrated PC input that lets you make use of this TV
>   as a computer monitor so you and your family can cruise the web
>   from the comfort of your sofa.
> Saying that the VGA _is_ compatible with a PC maybe suggests that the
> HDMI is _not_?
> Stroller.
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