[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 02:32:19 UTC 2007

On 1/23/07, Lonnie Borntreger <myth at borntreger.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-01-23 at 16:14 -0500, Jarod Wilson wrote:
> > Kirk Bocek wrote:
> > > Jarod, I somehow got the impression when reading your HD guide and others,
> > > that 1080i and 1080p are *not* the same thing as vertical resolution on a PC.
> > > That's why I asked the question.
> >
> > Ah, okay. No, they're the same thing. If you're truly pushing a set at
> > 1080p, you're running a 1920x1080, progressive-scan resolution. Now, you
> > *can* run lower resolutions inside the same timings as a higher
> > resolution to combat overscan issues, so I see where the confusion comes
> > from, but no, I'm running straight-up 1920x1080p, which fits the display
> > perfectly (the beauty of a purely digital DVI connection).
> >
> > > Most of the HD screens I've looked at top out the vertical PC resolution
> > > they'll accept at 768.
> >
> > In which case, you're likely powering the set with something like a
> > 1366x768 progressive-scan mode (which is what the smaller HDTV in my
> > bedroom takes. :)
> Jared,
> I'm thinking that someday I might actually get a HDTV capable set.
> However, with all the DRM crap that is coming into vogue, I'm afraid of
> getting something that won't "trust" my frontend, and will end up with a
> crappy display. Could you let me know what TVs you have that are working
> so nicely?

this won't be an issue since the PC isn't using HDCP.

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