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  • Which myGica model(s) I own or use╩ö
    ATV1200
  1. That's what I did with Android 4.1.2 (first change res to lowest via HDMI), set it to 480i (I think 572 or the next bigger resolution whatever it is) also worked on my CRT TV Android 4.2.2 also has composite video out working on CRT TV but there are those problems with picture sizing (and inside Kodi severely off center shifted picture). Myself I am not complaining, I just tested it since I got the CRT TV stored away. It would be nice if it worked though. Problem is people expect outputs (hardware plugs) present on the box to be supported which is not the case here. I wonder how much would it take to do so.
  2. With my 13 yrs old CRT Grundig TV which has 100Hz screen refresh I found that Android 4.2.2 indeed does have video problems just as you outlined. But the picture was not badly off to begin with, only when I started OOBE and tried to correct the view that the picture size jumped to very big size with the result that I could see at best only some 3/4 of the Android umbrela (only upper left part of the big picture is visible while the figure should be in the middle of the screen all visible) and I didn't save the result so that I kept a sort of OK picture... but then in Kodi (Helix 14.2) some movies had picture in lower right screen quadrant only (original video size) or the picture was too big and I saw just part of the view... Android v 4.1.2 is better but I get very marginal picture quality (text in Kodi is hardly readable, movies picture quality is sort of kind OK to watch but could be better), with my TV anyway (it is not quite regular TV, it has 100 Hz refresh which use to result into very nice, 'quiet' (of noise and flicker) picture with the old analog broadcast, perhaps because it is 100 Hz screen refresh? Only thing I can suggest and will try myself is to uninstall XBMC Frodo 12.2 and see if I could install Helix 14.2, for now still the best conservative choice that 'just works'. That's because I would also like to put that old CRT TV to some use in a spare room, it is still sort of newish TV as it hasn't been in use many years, despite its age.
  3. I recall reading somewhere if your video is in one corner or otherwise grossly shifted or way too small, it can be solved by deleting some file where this setting is stored. Usually this happens when there are leftovers from previous installation. This can perhaps be done by going into Android->Kodi and deleting the file... but I don't recall offhand which one or where it is. You can get into the box with help of TeamviewerQS (QS is Quick Support) for Android, in its 'File Exchange' feature ... FTP programs like WinSCP (or telnet with Putty) don't work because there is no SSH server on the box. But you still have to know which file and where it is. Perhaps you could try to hold power button while you plug in power to reboot into the 'restore menu' and choose to 'Wipe data/Factory reset' Look at the video on this thread how the menu looks and how its done: viewtopic.php?f=84&t=1762 I am not sure how drastic change that is, that is what state your box will be in after doing that. But we should really do this step everytime we update Android to new version, like 4.1 to 4.2... to insure there are no leftover settings files. I understand you went back to 4.1, why not try flashing the 4.2.2 again but do first the Wipe data/Factory reset, then Reboot from the same screen and then insert 4.1 to 4.2 update SD card and do the usual procedure for updating.
  4. If I am not mistaken, there are two ways to change screen size, one is in the wizard you get on first run which also can be run later on (app OOBE - the Android with umbrela), the other is MBox Settings app. I believe those are independent options to set screen size. No idea if either one works with outputs other than HDMI though.
  5. I noticed CEC settings today in 'SettingsMbox' app (it is on the last, fourth page). Go to Advanced tab and click on 'CEC Control', hope this solves your problem. I don't use this control but noticed that I have all choices on OFF by default (I have never changed it).
  6. Today I had to hook up one atv1200 via composite video mode and the picture quality is barely acceptable, small letters on screen are almost illegible... I set the box in Android from default 480 to 576 (or something like that, only two choices there) and didn't see much improvement. Now I am wondering if the tv also needs to select that 576 mode in its setting to meet the atv box halfway? Does it make sense? The tv I was trying the composite video on is set to 720p I think. Its an older tv with HDMI inputs but I need to setup atv1200 for another tv that only has component, composite and s-video inputs where the last two are out as per justin's answer and there being no s-video out
  7. I don't know what video you have in mind but I think your problem will be specifying the path where the backup will get deposited. In Settings-Add-ons-Enabled Add-ons-Program Add-ons click on Backup plugin and then Configure button and in there on second line below Browse line guide it to where you want the backup to go. Browse to the location where the backup should go and then go down to OK the choice. Back in Programs-Add-ons run the Backup again. The Backup is called XMBC Backup in Gotham. Make sure the external location is mounted, else you can't browse to it as per above. Check in Settings in Android in Storage where at the bottom you should see if the device is mounted or not. That's the place where you go to dismount it before disconnecting it.
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