Allow to downgrade resolution

Do you see the option to select 480p and 576p in Kodi now?

Nope, maybe not the newest package?
Got 17.6.0-21 from what I can remember… yup

Edit: Just checked again, still no newer package, is the one I got the one you mentioned @sam_nazarko?

Yes, 17.6.0-21 is the latest version.

Interesting that these video modes aren’t available for you as options.

Do you mean as options in the GUI settings? I don’t see them here either (Sony TV 55XE9305) although these modes are offered by the tv. The GUI settings available are: 720 / 1080 / 2160

osmc@vero4k:~$ cat /sys/class/amhdmitx/amhdmitx0/disp_cap
480p60hz
576p50hz
720p60hz
1080i60hz
1080p60hz
720p50hz
1080i50hz
1080p30hz
1080p50hz
1080p24hz
2160p30hz
2160p25hz
2160p24hz
smpte24hz
2160p50hz
2160p60hz
2160p50hz420
2160p60hz420

PAL SD-streams coming from tvheadend with 576p/50hz are sent as 720p50hz to the TV with osmc 17.6.0-21

Add support for matching the source resolution on Vero 4K

Just saw that the January update is out and it mentions this request. Is output of 480p and 576p now working?

There was no comment here about it working now:

Just got the reply here… It’s not yet. Will this be possible some time, @sam_nazarko?
Don’t mean to hurry you, just to know what’s planned or aimed for.

I removed a patch which removed SD modes, so I’m not sure why you can’t select 480/576 modes currently

Sam

If you come up with something to test, I’ll gladly help from tomorrow on…

I don’t think it makes sense to add these modes as discussed previously.

Sam

Why not? That’s what I’ve been waiting for the whole time… Outputting DVDs at their native resolution. And especially the SD scaling quality of the Vero 4k’s scaler was an issue discussed on the forum before. :pensive:

You will only be able to watch them at 50Hz or 60Hz.

I know… All NTSC DVDs I know of are 480p60/29,970/30 and all PAL DVDs are 576p50/25. Those modes would do exactly what I’d expect or am missing atm.
24p SD modes or 480p50 and 576p60 videos barely even exist here in Europe. So, those wouldn’t be a concern for me.

Any chance that these two modes can be made working for us? It would be greatly appreciated! :slightly_smiling_face:

I’d like to at least try being able to output 480p automatically (assuming GUI is at 1080p/60) too.

I have some 480p/30 files that it’d be good to display out of the Vero 4k in their native res if poss - the upscaler in my TV (Sony 65XD9305) is WAY better than any other implementation on a SBC running Kodi I’ve tested so far (I’ve gone from RPi3 w/ OSMC, to Odroid-C2 w/ Libreelec and now the Vero 4K w/ OSMC again).

If I use the built-in app on the TV for playing video from my NAS’ DLNA share, it results in a FAR better SD picture - of course I’d prefer to use the Vero 4K for everything.

Currently on the Vero 4k with the new setting, these 480p/30 files now playback at 720p/60 - framerate looks fine to me but the picture quality is still not as good as letting the TV do it all. My disp_cap shows 480p/60 as a supported res so i would have thought it should work if OSMC allowed it. I haven’t tried seeing if I can set the entire GUI to 480p but of course this will look pretty horrendous on the menus so I’d like to avoid that…

Could you look for the GUI resolution setting just to know whether you can’t set anything below 720p there either, like @Rito_Bear reported?

Indeed - I shall when I get home later. My Vero 4k is first going into a Denon AVR which might change things of course…I’ll keep the thread posted.

OK. I don’t see them either. Lowest option is 1280x720p.

@sam_nazarko: As you had to revert the patch… Will you still follow up on this and try to get this feature working for us? :slightly_smiling_face:

Yes

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That would be great! Playing out 720p sources as 720p and all higher resolutions as their equivalent was working already and now we’ve lost it again :frowning:

You don’t need to update for now; and you won’t lose the feature
While I can understand people are keen on the feature, we can’t break other people’s setups and existing functionality.