[mythtv-users] Wrong Aspect Ratio

Ken Mandelberg km at mathcs.emory.edu
Wed Sep 5 04:46:40 UTC 2007

 >Michael T. Dean" <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote
 >> Ken Mandelberg wrote:
 > > I have a 16x9 vga computer monitor running at 1920x1200 resolution.
 > >
 > > Mythfrontend shows everything full width (no black side bars) with
 > > off/4x3/16x9 settings.
 > >
 > > For HD recordings the width is right, but is vertically squeezed at
 > > off/16x9. It is correct at 4x3
 > >
 > > For SD since its always full width (no side bars) its never right. At
 > > off/4x3 it fills the screen, at 16x9 its squeezed vertically with
 > > top/bottom bars.
 > >
 > > Did I miss a configuration setting?

 >When it all comes down to it, you've got X misconfigured.  You need to
 >tell X that your display is 16:9.

To me it looks like X has it exactly right, xdpyinfo shows

   dimensions:    1920x1200 pixels (519x324 millimeters)
   resolution:    94x94 dots per inch

and thats the right resolution and the correct dimensions of the monitor
(presumably from EDID info). So the monitor is actually 16x10.

Still thats not far from 16x9, and a long way from 4x3. So I'm still 
unclear of why mythfronted won't show a std def recording with side bars.

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