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Old 09-21-07, 12:08 PM   #1
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Question Widescreen 16:9 TV-out?

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Old 09-21-07, 08:32 PM   #2
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Um... you plug in your VGA or DVI cable and use nvidia-settings to pick out your 16:9 resolution and hit Apply. There's not much to it. Not sure why you even posted a question on this forum.
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Old 09-22-07, 09:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: Widescreen 16:9 TV-out?

Maybe because the TV he has, doesn't support VGA/DVI-input, and then he was forced to use the TV-out functionality that has been on every NVIDIA-card for a long time?

I'm stuck in this same situation. 32" widescreen TV, and my computer insists on using 1024x768, which isn't what I want. Luckily MPlayer lets me override the monitoraspect, so movies can be viewed like they're supposed too...
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Old 09-23-07, 05:42 PM   #4
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From memory there are widescreen resolutions if you use the HD720p or HD1080i standards. Try starting X with the logverbose=10 string to see what tv standards have widescreen resolutions next to them. Most video playback programs support the correct scaling (i think the word is something like anisomophic ??) so you dont need it, but for everything else (eg photos) i agree it would be great to have the driver or hardware handle it .. does anyone know if X can be configured to handle it?

I can't comment on how they turn out as my TV is 50Hz HD CRT, and 1080i50 or 720p50 is not supported by the nvidia driver (I think theres been a big stuff up somewhere as I've noticed no one from nvidia will answer any TV encoder questions from anyone going back to 2004).

If there was a datasheet available for the TV encoder and maybe the driver opened up, I'd be happy to fix it myself (the 50Hz problem) if its possible (nowhere has anyone mentioned anything to suggest this isnt something that would be trivial to fix).
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Old 09-24-07, 03:15 AM   #5
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Default Re: Widescreen 16:9 TV-out?

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I'm stuck in this same situation. 32" widescreen TV, and my computer insists on using 1024x768, which isn't what I want. Luckily MPlayer lets me override the monitoraspect, so movies can be viewed like they're supposed too...
But this is the normal situation for widescreen TV!
All standard definition widescreen DVB and DVD modes use a 4:3 pixel ratio displayed on a 16:9 aspect ratio screen. The movie is supposed to be displayed in a pre-distorted way (anamorphic) on that pixel area and the TV squeezes it in to the 16:9 display area, making the circles appear round again.
Only in HD TV the move to a 16:9 pixel area (e.g. 1920x1080) has been made.

So, while it is a little inconvenient, it is not abnormal at all.
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