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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:41 am 
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Hi Guys,

I am using R5A10 with Geforce FX5200 and PVR 250.

MythTV (DVI) ---> DVI 2 HDMI cable ---> Plasma HDMI

I have installed the nvidia driver and now able to output to the plasma screen.

After checking on the Xfree86log, i have noticed that it is using 640x480 resolution and the 4 corners on the plasma screen is not viewable.

I am wondering if anyone has the same experience on setting up MythTV on a Plasma screen.

Plasma specification

Screen Size 43 Inches
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
Number of Pixels (Horizontal x Vertical) 1024 x 768
Brightness 1100 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1200 : 1
Viewing Angle More than 160 °
3 Line Digital Comb Filter PAL/NTSC (Main & Sub)
Video Signals PAL/SECAM/NTSC3.58/NTSC4.43/PAL-M/PAL-N/HD/PC
PC Signals VGA/SVGA/XGA/Wide XGA
Picture-in-Picture Display Yes
Dual Screen Display Yes
Still Picture Yes
DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) Yes (Off/High/Mid/Low)
MPEG NR Yes (Off/High/Mid/Low)
Color Management Yes
Natural Enhancer Yes
Digital Flicker Fee Yes
Digital CTI (Color Transient Improvement) Yes
Dynamic Range Expander Yes (Off/High/Mid/Low)
Color Temperature Adjustment Yes (High/Mid-High/Mid/Mid-Low/Low, Manual)
PureCinema Yes (Off/Standard/ADV)
AV Selection (Programmed Picture) Yes (STANDARD/DYNAMIC/MOVIE/GAME/USER)
Reception System PAL B/G,I,D/K,M,N SECAM B/G, D/K NTSC M
Stereo/ Dual Sound NICAM B/G, I D/K, CCIR A2 BG/DK, MTS
Auto Search Yes
Auto Channel Labeling Yes
Auto Channel Sort Yes
Number of Programmable Channels 125
Teletext CEEFAX/FLOF/TOP (with TOP Over View Page)
Number of Languages 25
Page Memory 2,100 pages
Picture and Text (Dual Screen) Yes
OSD High-Quality Font
Languages English, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simple), Spanish, Portuguese
Remote Controller SR
Energy Save Mode (for AV and PC) Yes (Standard/Save)
No Signal Off (for AV) Yes(Disable/Enable)
No Operation Off (for AV) Yes(Disable/Enable)
Power Management (for PC) Yes (Off/Mode1/Mode2)
Audio Output Power 13 W + 13 W (1kHz, 10%, 8 ohms)
Tone Control Bass, Treble, Balance
Surround SRS*
Audio Orientation FOCUS
Bass Boost TruBass*
Input1 AV Input, S-Video Input, Y/PB/PR Input
Input2 AV Input, S-Video Input
Input3 AV Input, S-Video Input, Y/PB/PR Input, HDMI Input
Monitor Out (RCA pin) AV Out, S-Video Output
Input 4(front) AV Input, S-Video Input
PC (Front) D-sub 15 Input, Stereo Mini Jack Input (Audio)
SR Control In/Out Mini Jack x 2
Others Antenna Terminal (DIN) System Connection x 2 (for plasma TV screen and media receiver) Speaker Out L/R (Display Rear, 8- 16 ohms)
Display 1120 x 652 x 100 mm
Media Receiver 420 x 90 x 297 mm
Display 26.8 kg
Media Receiver 5 kg
Display 298 W (Standby Mode - 0.4W)
Media Receiver 35W (Standby Mode - 0.4W)
Total 333W (Standby Mode 0.8W)
Power Requirement AC 110-240 V, 50/60 Hz

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You need to choose the right modeline to make your display useable. Your spec says the resolution is 1024x768. I don't believe that number, as it would mean your plasma display is not 16:9 but "normal" 4:3 ratio. I'd expect it to be more like 1280x768. Find out the right resolution, then read the Wiki on the subject of determining a modeline for your display. Here's the releveant Wiki page:

HDTVSetupHowTo

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:20 pm 
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Maybe i should go with powerstrip route ...

Thanks for the info :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:22 pm 
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I have the following input signal correlation table

1920*1080i@50Hz
720*576p@50Hz
1280*720p@50Hz
720(1440)*576i@50Hz
1920*1080i@59.94/60Hz
720*480p@59.94/60Hz
1280*720@59.94/60Hz
720(1440)*480i@59.94/60Hz


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