[mythtv-users] nVidia OverScan with VGA cable

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Sun Mar 4 04:11:14 UTC 2007

Phill Edwards wrote:

>I have a nVidia FX5200 card connected to a plasma TV via a VGA cable.
>I have noticed that the overscan setting in xorg.conf doesn't have any
>affect and there are no overscan settings available in
>nvidia-settings. I'm wondering whether this is because it's connected
>with a VGA cable and if I changed to a HDMI cable then would I be able
>to cobntrol the overscan?
You are probably going to have the same issue. To correct this I had to 
make a custom modeline which  defines a smaller display area while still 
using the standard timings. The wilsonet fedora mythtv howto high 
definition tv tricks and tips section is a good reference. I was able 
to  make a custom modeline for my VGA driven HD monitor which perfectly 
fits the display area inside the viewable portion of the screen.  You 
may find his predefined modelines work as-is for you. As always, YMMV.

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