[mythtv-users] LCD and traditional CRT TVs, overscan and UI size and widget placement

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 13:03:36 UTC 2009

> No.  It doesn't because the design of the UI on the myth window has
> never accounted for overscan. I tend to think it's been designed in a
> window on a desktop computer where the edge of the "canvas" is visible,
> unlike when it's shown on a device that has overscan.

I presume you're referring to some of the configuration settings screens?

I can't say I've ever noticed a problem in any of the 'user' screens
but I agree that some of the configuration settings pages tend to
disappear off the bottom of the screen, to the point that sometimes I
can't see the "Next" / "Back" buttons.

However, since I don't have a keyboard on my mythbox I mostly do the
setup remotely using vnc, so I get around that problem.

I'd guess it's a theme issue and maybe there are some themes that
allow for overscan properly.  Most of the newer themes seem to be
designed for widescreen digital screens, for obvious reasons.

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