[mythtv-users] Swapping in a new flatpanel

Neil Cooper neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Dec 27 00:11:37 UTC 2010

If it was me I'd stop worrying and actually just try pluging in what girlfriend got you already. I'd set the TV to autoscale the image rather than have the vid card do it on the basis that it saves a little extra work from the already busy vid card and your TV will probably do a better job of scaling anyway, but other than that  It WILL just plug and play.

Why would you trade in a fully HD capable tv for one only capable of 720 natively? It wouldn't save you much money and at least with 1080 you've got the option to watch HD and blu-ray natively in future even if you now don't ever think you will need it.

Not sure what you meant by just using "TV out" but you should keep your interconnect between your PC and TV to a digital type (i.e. HDMI or DVI) if you can. Only use the old analog RGB 15 pin 'D' connector if you really have no digital option which would be highly unlikely with any 'modern' vid card or TV. If you meant using some other analog video signal like composite video or even worse a modulated signal into your antenna input, you will get a very noticeably crappy picture quality even with SD-only material.

--- On Sun, 12/26/10, Jerome Yuzyk <jerome at supernet.ab.ca> wrote:

> From: Jerome Yuzyk <jerome at supernet.ab.ca>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Swapping in a new flatpanel
> To: "Discussion about MythTV" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Date: Sunday, December 26, 2010, 2:40 PM
> On Saturday, December 25, 2010 06:49:16 pm jedi <jedi at mishnet.org>
> wrote:
> > On Sat, Dec 25, 2010 at 05:29:51PM -0700, Jerome Yuzyk
> wrote:
> > > My girlfriend gave me a Samsung B2230 (22",
> 1920x1050) panel for my
> > > birthday, which I'd like to use with my Myth box,
> and I'm hoping it's
> > > an easy drop-in but I want to check with other
> Myth users before I
> > > mess with It Works Great Already.
> > > 
> > > I have onboard nVidia GeForce 6100 for video,
> running Fedora 9 and
> > > nVidia binaries. I only watch SD on this
> dedicated FE/BE machine and
> > > only will for the foreseeable future. I don't
> want to mess with more
> > > than adjusting X - I don't want this gift to cost
> me any money or
> > > (much) time.
> > 
> >     What you are watching is not
> going to benefit from the extra
> > resolution of this panel. Under ideal conditions you
> will be taking low
> > res content and scaling it. I think that you would be
> fine with what
> > you have and just letting MythTV manage running on
> whatever resolution
> > your card and panel can handle.
> > 
> >     You should be able to just use
> what you have as is.
> What about getting a 720p TV and using TV Out? I would just
> like a bigger 
> display without the poundage of a CRT.
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