Getting 1080p HD output

October 22, 2008

Prior to this build, getting 1080p output from my old Nvidia FX5200 card was a long process, but I eventually got it working fine.  I was prepared for the same experience this time around with the GeForce7050PV on the Abit board.  The process went much smoother, and I’m not sure why, but I’m not complaining either!  Here’s an excerpt taken from the relevant portions of my xorg.conf that I’m using to achieve 1080p video via HDMI with Nvidia’s driver (version 173.14.09) to a Sony KDS-55A2000:


Section “Monitor”
        Identifier      “Monitor0”
        Option  “DPMS”  “true”
        Option “UseEdidDpi” “FALSE”
        Option “DPI” “100 x 100”
        VendorName “SONY”
        ModelName “KDS-55A2000”
        HorizSync    30 – 110
        VertRefresh  60.0
        ModeLine “1920×1080” 148.5 1920 2008 2056 2200 1080 1084 1089 1125 +HSync +VSync
EndSection

Section “Device”

        Driver      “nvidia”
        Option “XvmcUsesTextures” “false”
        Option “UseEvents” “true”
        VendorName  “All”
        BoardName   “All”
EndSection
Section “Screen”
        Identifier “Screen0”
        Device     “Card0”
        Monitor    “Monitor0”
        DefaultColorDepth 24
        SubSection “Display”
                Depth     1
                Modes “1920×1080”
        EndSubSection
        SubSection “Display”
                Depth     4
                Modes “1920×1080”
        EndSubSection
        SubSection “Display”
                Depth     8
                Modes “1920×1080”
        EndSubSection
        SubSection “Display”
                Depth     15
                Modes “1920×1080”
        EndSubSection
        SubSection “Display”
                Depth     16
                Modes “1920×1080”
        EndSubSection
        SubSection “Display”
                Depth     24
                Modes “1920×1080”
        EndSubSection
        SubSection “Display”
                Depth     32
                Modes “1920×1080”
        EndSubSection
EndSection


There was some overscan which was easily corrected using Myth’s appearance wizard setting.

1080p goodness on the big Sony:

Sony confirming 1080p input

Miro player scaled to full screen running within MythTV. HD video from Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

HD content looks stunning!

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