[mythtv-users] TV-out settings for old PAL TV using Intel 945

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Tue Dec 16 14:42:24 UTC 2008

David Watkins wrote:
> I'm running SVideo into a 28" 16:9 CRT, and using an 800x600 modeline.
>  The myth menu screens look excellent.  The TV picture is [mostly]
> indistiguishable from my TV's analog tuner.  The exceptions are sports
> (such as football or tennis) where the action is noticeable blurred
> and not quite smooth; and scrolling text, that moves a bit unevenly.

It's possible to do better than that. If you use a 720x576 mode,
avoid all scaling and deinterlacing, configure off any graphic card
features like TVDeflicker, (and with a bit of luck) you can get MythTv
to output smooth SD content into an SD TV.  I have a miniITX VIA-based
board that can do it (and another that I couldn't get smooth -
hence why I said there's luck involved). Also I've had a Radeon
9000 connected via a VGA to Scart circuit work, although so far
only under SuSE. I haven't gotten it to work smoothly under Minimyth

It takes only one little thing not being quite right to destroy
the smoothness, but it can be achieved.


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