Panasonic mx50 16:9 ????
Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:13 PM
You could run the whole system as anamorphic 16:9 with your displays stretching or as 4:3 with your displays shuttering the image at the sides.
The fun comes when you mix full frame 16:9 and full frame 4:3!
Posted 25 January 2012 - 06:29 PM
Pal doesn't distinguish between the two if you are running full frame.
Because then some of your pictures would be the wrong shape. The MX50 doesn't have the facility to ARC individual inputs.
If you use circular wipes using the MX50 and 16:9 material they will turn out to be oval. Square ones won't be square either and hearts and stars will be slightly stretched but I would hope everyone has enough good taste to use neither.
From memory, there is an aspect button on the MX50 but I am fairly sure it doesn't do anything very useful.
The simple answer to your question is yes.
Posted 25 January 2012 - 07:10 PM
Just consider getting MythTv to run for more than week at a time to be an achievement.
It certainly beats mine that crashes with alarming regularity.
I found the Panasonic MX50 Manual
I was correct, there is an aspect button. It might do something useful, you can never be quite sure with Panasonic manuals, they're the linguistic equivalent of Eric Morecambe playing Greig.
An s-video to composite adapter might make that task easier.