Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#2675 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Theme assumption of 800x600 size may cause pixel-alignment problems at screen resolutions of 1024x768

Reported by: Dagmar d'Surreal Owned by: Isaac Richards
Priority: trivial Milestone: unknown
Component: mythtv Version: 0.20
Severity: low Keywords: themes, scaling
Cc: Ticket locked: no


For people who are really compulsive about where their theme elements land on the screen, the assumption that the screen is going to be 800x600 (for 4:3) may cause (very minor, almost hairline, but likely to be just as maddening) problems with the exact placement of theme elements if they are expected to line up exactly with a background bitmap image and the display is at 1024x768. The higher resolution should be able to be downsampled fine, but going the other way isn't quite such a sure thing and people with a high-quality output device might not be appreciating the extra blurriness and what happens to their pixel-perfect graphics.

Several nVidia cards I've seen give the crispest and brightest output to SVideo/TV when run at 1024x768. This might be a good time to pump up the widescreen assumption to 1920x1080 (for 16:9 output at 1080i/p) as well, since themes seem to always need a little poking-at between codebase releases anyway.

(After doing a lot of pixel-by-pixel jiggery-pokery last weekend trying to figure out how to get a convincing LCARS theme going, I realized this might come up as a future problem for people using the oh-so-crisp LCD displays.)

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by Isaac Richards

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed
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