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UI2A size issue...yes size does matter. :-)
« on: January 31, 2011, 01:24:03 pm »
Hello All,

I have a CRT projection TV (Toshiba 16x9 widescreen HDTV) and I am wondering if there is a way to adjust the size of the GUI in UI2A while leaving the overscan/tv Picture alone.  For example, in MythTV, you can adjust the overscan to make sure that the screen is filled and then you can reduce the size of the GUI seperately if you cant quite see all the buttons.  I went through the AV Wizard and I could not get the screen to adjust to fit my TV.  I could make the image smaller and I could move it up/down and left/right.  I understand that this is normal and it's fine.  The issue is this...if I reduce the size of the image so that it fits from the top to the bottom, it is two narrow and it leaves a stripe down each side and is very disturbing to watch.  If adjust the image to fit from side to side, then it is too tall to fit the screen.  The biggest problem with the latter is that I can't see all the buttons on the UI2A.  I like the screen size for watching TV, but it would be cool if I could reduce the size of the UI2A then I could see all the buttons and my TV picture would still look correct.

I could replace the TV with a LCD and the issue would be resolved but that is a year or more away.

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Thanks for your help,



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Re: UI2A size issue...yes size does matter. :-)
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 04:03:18 pm »
i too was fidling with these setting and found that when playing a dvd (or a rip from a dvd) one has to set the aspect ratio to 1:1, then it looks as if it was played using any 'normal dvd-player'.
then i reduced the size of the orbiter by 15% and set the tv to 16:9 and all looked good.

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