[mythtv-users] HDTV shows are squished

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 15:41:21 UTC 2007

On 22/03/07, Jason Kleeh <jk-myth at kleeh.com> wrote:
> Myth is treating my 16:9 HDTV as if it had a 4:3 aspect ratio.  All the
> screen fonts and menus look OK but when I watch a 16:9 HD show I get
> horizontal bars instead of full-screen.  I assume the TV (or possibly the
> receiver I use to switch HDMI inputs) is sending incorrect EDID info.  I
> tried adding the following lines to my xorg.conf file but it didn't help.
> Any ideas?
>   Option    "UseEdidDpi"  "FALSE"
>   Option    "DPI"  "100 x 100"
>   OPtion    DisplaySize  487 274

DisplaySize should be in the "Monitor" section, e.g.:

Section "Monitor"
    DisplaySize  487 274

Your X log may also be giving you an error regarding this. Make this
change to your xorg.conf file and see if things resolve.

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