[mythtv-users] N220GT nVidia Drivers
nico at youplala.net
Sun Oct 10 19:32:53 UTC 2010
On Sun, 2010-10-10 at 12:48 -0500, Greg Oliver wrote:
> Hell, I still have an original (first year) mits 73" hdtv rp that only
> has analog and a single component input.. My scaler/doubler/switcher
> went out a while back, but since only the youngsters use it for video
> games, it works for it's purpose. Movies really look like crap
> though (worse than SD sets).. I'm with you - I hope the tubes go out
> soon so I can toss it and noone cries :)
Well, that reminds me of that set I had in 93-95.
Tube. 16:9. About 80kg. Good old analog only. HD.
Yes, HD. At least the HD of the time, 1250 lines. Yes, lines! Still
using analog scanning...
The HD "standard" was HD-MAC. Needless to say, there wasn't much
content, just some Roland Garos game and the 1992 Olympic games.
The government at the time was repeating that France was at the top of
technology, like HDTV. So a company had to build and sell an HD capable
TV. The company I worked for was it.
That TV was outrageously expensive, but I got a demo model that must has
been on demo at the Olympics for peanuts. That was still a big TV for
the time, the first in 16:9, tons of good features for HD.
The main issue with this TV was the line doubler for SD content. Can you
imagine a line doubler in an analog only context? That thing broke
constantly. I was lucky to have access to the engineering department for
The last double broke a last time when the engineering department
closed. I dumped the TV...
The poor souls who bought that thing at full price...
I can't find any reference of this TV on the net... I guess that it is a
good sign that the technology was extremely short lived... I found this,
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