[mythtv-users] Overscan and Nvidia FX 5200

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Sat May 26 17:01:13 UTC 2007

JCA wrote:
>        I have been tinkering with the overscan settings in my box, and
> have ended up with a rather frustrating situation.
>        I can modify the overscan settings in my xorg.conf file and/or
> via nvidia-settings. When I get my recordings to play taking up the
> whole of my TV screen's real estate, the MythTV control screens (to
> schedule recordings and all that) are too big for my TV screen -
> effectively, I lose portions on the four sides of these screens.
>       Conversely, when the MythTV control screens fit snugly inside my
> TV screen, when playing recordings I have those awful black strips
> surrounding the images.
>       Is it possible to configure things so that both MythTV's control
> screens and the recordings make optimal use of the TV screen's area?
> Maybe something to do with the X server resolution at which MythTV is
> started? Or something else?

Yes it is possible. What you will need to do is modify your current 
video modeline to shrink the visible portion of the screen to match your 
monitor. The link below is a good starting point.


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