[mythtv-users] Scaling HD on a SD-only frontend?

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 15:26:58 UTC 2007

On 3/26/07, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 03/26/2007 10:59 AM, Tom Lichti wrote:
> > Phil Bridges wrote:
> >
> >> I recently built a new SD-only (as of now) frontend based on a XP2500+
> >> feeding a SD TV through an AGP nVidia 5200.  SD plays fine (exepct for
> >> a little overscan-tweaking).  I tried playing a HD file, and it didn't
> >> stutter.  Unfortunately, it was only playing the left side of the
> >> output - I'd presume it was the upper-left 640x480 of the file.  Is
> >> there any way to have Myth and the video card scale this output to
> >> 640x480 on the fly for this frontend?
> >>
> >>
> > I have a similar setup, and playing HD scales fine for me. Not sure what
> > your problem might be, unfortunately.
> Driver issues affecting the scaler?  Most scaling issues in the past
> have been due to broken drivers--not Myth.
> Are you using the NVIDIA-proprietary drivers?  They should work, but I
> don't know about the nv open-source driver.
> Mike

Hmm - I'm using Gentoo's nvidia-drivers, which, I believe, are the
proprietary ones.  I don't recall which release, and that computer is
off right now, so I can't SSH into it.  Could there possibly be a
frontend setting I'm missing?

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