[mythtv-users] Mythfrontend idle cpu consumption help

Johnny jarpublic at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 15:26:49 UTC 2009

> Just food for thought, but if you are only doing SD to an SD screen
> (~640-720x480), why bother with scaling up to 800x600 only to have the
> resulting output shown at (~640-720x480)?  Why not just use 640x480
> natively all the way through from source to destination and avoid the
> unnecessary scaling up and down.

Because too many of the GUI elements outside of myth are completely
unusable at 640x480. I know I don't go out there much, but it is worth
it for when I do. Also the quality difference is not perceptible, it
is SD after all. Third there is significant overscan so if I set it to
640x480 I actually get much less then that after I have adjusted the

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