[mythtv-users] Is Wider better?

Steve Hodge stevehodge at gmail.com
Thu May 10 22:37:15 UTC 2007

On 5/11/07, Jonathan Rogers <jonner at teegra.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-02 at 13:19 +1200, Steve Hodge wrote:
> > In my setup I get widescreen content via a satellite set top box. The
> > set top box has been told that I have a widescreen tv, so that it
> > doesn't introduce any letterboxing of it's own. I then capture the
> > output with Myth. It's captured at ( e.g.) 720x576 but it's capturing
> > the full widescreen frame. When I play it back on my plasma I get a
> > proper widescreen picture without letterboxing or pillarboxing and I
> > don't need to mess with zoom modes etc.
> So, does that setup work because the channel you're receiving from a
> satellite always has 16:9 video?

Yes, though I can always use 'W' to change the aspect ratio if they're
showing something with 4:3 aspect.

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