[mythtv-users] HDTV Setup Question

Ben Kevan ben.kevan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 22:34:26 UTC 2007

On Monday 26 November 2007 02:15:11 pm David K wrote:
> I've just upgraded from an old CRT to a Panasonic TH-42PZ77U.  I am
> connected to my box (M2NPV-VM running Ubuntu) using DVI->HDMI, and I just
> can't get the display to work right.  The TV's manual says it has a native
> resolution of 1920x1080, so I tried both Mode "1920x1080_60" and Mode
> "1080p" in my xorg.conf.  There are two problems: 1) normal display and 2)
> watching recordings (live tv).
> 1) Normal Display
> There is a good bit of overscan on screen.  A bunch of the desktop is
> cropped off of the TV.  Should I set the overscan in xorg.conf?  I didn't
> think this would be necessary for a non-CRT TV.
> 2) Watching Recordings
> I'm still capturing video with a PVR-150 (my HDHomerun is on order).  On my
> CRT the video looked just fine.  Now with the HDTV everything is jagged. 
> It looks like the horizontal lines aren't aligned or something.  I've tried
> changing the aspect ratio, but that didn't help the picture.
> Does anyone have any ideas?  Or if anyone has a similar setup, what did you
> put in your xorg.conf?  I can attach mine when I get home tonight if that
> helps.
> Thanks in advance,
> David

Answer for 1: 
Go into your Picture settings and change the HD Settings to 2 instead of 1
That will give you native 1:1 pixel mapping. 

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