I know many similar questions have been asked on this before and I have searched but I believe this is slightly different request/question.
I think the answer is probably no, but best to check. So like many I have a 4k HDR TV and a 1080p projector. The PJ is HDMI 1.3 so has no idea 4k exists and gives black screen if you try and play 4k content on it. My current steps are to disable auto-refresh rate switching then turn the GUI refresh rate to match the 4k content. This works fine but is tiresome repeating the steps and undoing them.
Is there any way to force OSMC to limit the resolution to 1080p, keep refresh rate switching on ONLY for the PJ, and keep it at 1080p60 GUI with 4k refresh rate switching enabled for the TV?
I see the whitelist option but expect if I select anything there it will apply to all devices.
TV & PJ are connected to a Denon AVR X3200 and I had wondered if I could force the downscale on Zone 2 HDMI Output but don’t think it’s possible. Thinking a dedicated downscaler might be needed but loathe to fork out £150 or so for a simple set of menu changes I need to make.
Hmm, odd! I think I’ve deleted it, I logged in via putty and did ‘rm - rf /home/osmc/userdata/disp_cap’ which gave no error but then I couldn’t change directory to home/osmc/userdata/ to check with ls - all.
So I’ve assumed it’s worked OK and I’ll be firing up the projector later tonight so will test and report back.
I don’t recall having needed or having setup that file but I did have a few gremlins when I got the Vero and perhaps it’s a side effect of those. Thread is here where I laid out my first time user issues:
Thanks for the update, only spotted it earlier today. Have just tested with the updated instructions and… It worked! Tried 4 or 5 4k movies, all defaulted to 1080p/24 on the PJ so exactly what I wanted to happen. So thanks to you for taking ownership and resolving within a very short time frame, just excellent.