[mythtv-users] Dual display of Mythfrontend (different resolutions)?
bkamen at benjammin.net
Mon Apr 12 23:38:13 UTC 2010
On 4/12/2010 6:16 PM, glenhawk at optusnet.com.au wrote:
>> Thomas Pontoppidan<Spam1 at pontoppidan.name> wrote:
>> I have been lucky to get my hands on a 1024X768 projector that I would
>> to use occasionally for playing MythTV content (mostly recordings). My
>> "usual" display is a full HD TV.
>> I have used the projector with a (Windows) laptop, starting recordings
>> Mythweb in VLC, but the solution is clumpsy; it's a mess with all the
>> hardware and cables, I can't use my remote, bookmarks don't work etc.
>> So what I would like is to connect the projector permanently to the VGA
>> output of my MythTV box (combined backend/frontend with onboard Nvidia
>> Geforce 8200) and the TV to the HDMI output and just choose between the
>> outputs by turning them on and off. I can easily set up the Nvidia
>> settings to clone the display to both screens, but then I only get part
>> the desktop on the projector.
>> Is there any way to get the (same) MythTV frontend session on two
>> screens, in two different resolution? Of course I need full 1080p
>> on the TV, so in the ideal world the projector should display a
>> shrunked version.
Yes. You want to run twinview cloned mode.
I do this now with my 800x600 projector and LCD running in 1024x768.
the only weirdness is that it ruins (for some reason) switching to other non-X terminals. (using CTRL-ALT-F1 and so on) which doesn't bother me.
The screen rez is set for the LCD and is magically scaled on the NTSC S-VIDEO output.
Contact me offlist if you'd like my config...
Ben Kamen - O.D.T., S.P.
Email: bkamen AT benjammin DOT net Web: http://www.benjammin.net
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