[mythtv-users] [RFC] Proposed settings rework

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Wed Nov 4 19:59:59 UTC 2009

    > Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 08:47:52 -0500
    > From: Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net>

    > On Tue, 2009-11-03 at 21:52 -0800, Gabe Rubin wrote:
    > > > All GUI offset/width spinboxes (respect screen wizard and -geometry
    > > > command line)
    > > I have never really gotten the screen wizard to work correctly for me,
    > > so I rely on the GUI offset/width spinboxes for proper display,
    > > otherwise, I can't see some of the text on the screen.

    > We were just talking about how broken the screen wizard is this morning
    > in IRC. It would obviously need to be replaced with a functional one
    > before these options could be removed.

I had to use size & offset in both axes to get my PVR350's output to
correctly display on my Sony CRT without overscan making it impossible
to use any of the frontend GUI (since the next/finish buttons are off
the screen in both axes otherwis), and to correctly cover over any
background and/or decorations and to get precisely to the edge of the
screen and no farther.  I don't use the offsets in playback; just in
the GUI.  Would -geometry affect only GUI, or would it affect playback
as well?

(In short, I'm hoping that nuking these won't leave people with either
a 350---of whom there still seem to be a decent number---or with displays
that overscan without a way to compensate.  If the answer is, "We don't
care about users with 350's", then my answer will be, "I'm not upgrading
past that point until I have other reasons to invest in new hardware",
but I'm assuming that you're saying there will be some other way to
access the same functionality, even on things like 350's.)

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