[mythtv-users] 5200 or 6200

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Wed Jan 24 03:30:24 UTC 2007

Sorry about changing the subject, but while I've got the ear of the master...

I've built a new server that I want to make my master backend. That means 
downgrading my existing solo frontend & backend box to be a slave to the new 

I'm not sure how to do it and keeping all the recording that are present on 
the current box.

I've seen the notes in the wiki about transferring to new hardware but that's 
not quite what I want to do.

Can you provide any guidance?

Kirk Bocek

Jarod Wilson wrote:
> On Jan 23, 2007, at 21:32, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> 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.
> What he said.
> But what I've got is a 37" 1920x1080p Westinghouse set:
> http://www.westinghousedigital.com/details.aspx?itemnum=56
> And a 32" 1366x768p Westinghouse set:
> http://www.westinghousedigital.com/details.aspx?itemnum=49

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