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Old 10-28-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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stretch xorg display?


I have a freevo box using an nvidia card for tv out. It is working acceptibly good. One thing I would like to fix is this. On my 27 inch television, there is about a 1inch space of black above and below the picture. I would like to be able to stretch this image to fill the whole tv.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 01:16 PM   #2
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has anyone had similar problem or success at fixing this? Does this seem like an nvivda issue or more just a general xorg issue.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 01:15 PM   #3
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what is "overscan"? can that be used to enlarge my image on the tv? I don't mind if I lose a little of the picture on the left and right sides, so long as I get all of the tv screen filled vertically. Is there an option in my xorg.conf that would allow this?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 01:32 PM   #4
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What is the big deal of that black space? It's very common with tv-out because the resolutions of monitors and tvs are not the same. (Though, IIRC, the aspect ratio should be).
 
Old 11-02-2004, 01:46 PM   #5
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if I am watching full screen stuff it does not really bother me. When I am watching a widescreen movie, which is already very small on my tv, gets even smaller.

when I used this same card with windows, the nvidia drivers allowed me to stretch the display, I was hoping I could do this with linux also.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 02:12 PM   #6
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If I understand you correctly, what you want to do is stretch out a widescreen move to fill up your 4:3 screen. Your movie player may be able to do this for you. In Xine, for instance, pressing 'a' toggles through aspect ratios.
 
  


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