[mythtv-users] TV playback size

William Munson william_munson at bellsouth.net
Thu Sep 13 22:44:38 UTC 2007

Paul King wrote:
> David Brieck Jr. wrote:
>> All,
>> I've got a new frontend setup and it's currently connected to my LCD
>> panel via a normal VGA cable. It's only driving it at 1024x768 right
>> now but even at that resolution I'm having a problem with playback of
>> TV.
>> It looks like the picture is scaled down to a different resolution
>> that the GUI is (fullscreen). I've tried to adjust overscan and all
>> that and it doesn't seem to be making any difference. The GUI is
>> correct it's just the TV playback that doesn't look right.
>> Any ideas what I need to adjust to get this working correctly?
>> Thanks,
>> Dave
>> BTW, I'm on Ubuntu Feisty and version .20.2 of MythTV on both frontends.
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> Hi
> I have a possile solution. Sis your preious frontend run on a screen 
> outputting a widescreen resolution?
> It sounds like the system is recieving the channel in widescreen and is 
> therefore showing it in letterbox on your current screen which is 
> currently setup in non widescreen resolution. 1024x768 is a 4:3 non 
> widescreen btw.
> The easiest way I found was to launch mythfrontend. Then select 
> Utilities/Setup, Then Setup, Then TV Settings, Then Playback. Now on the 
> ascreen that pops up just before the last entry there is an option 
> called Aspect Overide Change thois to 4/3 and it should solve your problem.
> Regards
Or even easier is to use the "w" key to cycle thru the available aspect 
ratio options to see what looks right, then fix it. Another possible fix 
would be to specify the size of the screen in your xorg.conf file. Also 
make sure you have 100dpi fonts installed. Make sure you have the 
display tv in a window button turned off.

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