[mythtv-users] 480p Projector in UK - setup as PAL?

Damian Surr damian at gingermagic.co.uk
Fri May 11 08:58:57 UTC 2007

Hello all,

It maybe that I should be asking this in an AV forum or something, but 
I've not found one that has a clue about Linux. My problem of the moment 
is that I have a BenQ W100 projector which has a native resolution of 
854x480 (480p). I've heard good thing about this projector producing a 
better image if you feed it higher resolutions, so I want to try that 
later on, but that's a seperate issue.

The thing that's confusing me at the moment is how to set up my xorg 
file. It's all working fine at the moment with ubuntu's default settings 
exept that the screen ubuntu is outputting is 800x600 and the projector 
is squashing that into place.

I know that NTSC is 480 lines, but I'l in the UK. PAL is 576 lines. 
Maybe I didn't buy the best projector in retrospect with that in mind, 
but the image I'm seeing on screen is good enough for me not to worry 
too much about that. I'd just like to know if I should be doing anything 
special to get a 480p device to display a PAL image correctly.

Thanks for any advice

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