[mythtv-users] Almost-square pixels (was Re: Fonts unreadable in GDM/Xorg with Ubuntu)

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 00:51:47 UTC 2007

On 10/03/07, Willy Boyd <willyboyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> And, in my case anyway, I still think I have square pixels.  The
> display has a 1:1 pixel mapping mode, whereby it centers the image if
> smaller than the native res (i.e. 4:3 SDTV displays in the very center
> surrounded by black on all sides).  Since it does no stretching, I
> would think this means the pixels are square, flanked by two vertical
> strips of 3 black pixels, no?

Yes. On older? widescreen panels with non-widescreen native
resolutions, like 1024x768 (a 4:3 resolution), non-square pixels are
used to display widescreen images properly.

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