[FoRK] What do you think of myhttp://techcrunch.com/2013/07/24/google-chromecast/

Bill Kearney wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Thu Jul 25 13:07:32 PDT 2013

> Between the Sony 55" and DirectTV running through the Denon video switcher 
> / receiver, I managed a configuration that always uses the highest 
> resolution and maps everything else to that well.  We never switch 
> resolutions or format now.  DirectTV has a mode to map older formats and 
> maintain a consistent output mode.

Something Tivo has been doing since the day they shipped their HD-capable 
units.  Lock the output to a given resolution and the Tivo would 
automagically re-scale it accordingly.  Heck, they even support downrezzing 
from HD out the S-video output.  Used one that way for quite a while with an 
old 32" CRT TV in the bedroom.   That and they've got a simple zoom/aspect 
button the remote that handles swapping the aspect ratios around to either 
stretch or zoom a signal to eliminate side/top bars if present.


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