[mythtv] Problem with TV-out on geforce4 mx440

Cedar McKay cedarmckay at mac.com
Thu Feb 27 08:21:52 EST 2003

this would be a great question for the mythtv-users list.



On Thursday, February 27, 2003, at 06:05  AM, Vincent AE Scott wrote:

> Hi there, i've been trying to get mythtv working, and have run into a
> problem, with either my graphics card, or my TV.  So before deciding to
> purchase a new television set, i'd like to ask for your advice.
> I have the TV connected up the tv-out via an s-video to SCART cable.
> i believe the TV supports NTSC playback, its an old Bang & Olufsen.
> My problem, arrises when i try and playback video thru the TV, it
> appears in black and white.  I have setup X to use two seperate
> ServerLayout sections, one for the monitor and one for tv-out.
> With the following section:
> Section "Monitor"
>         Identifier      "TV"
>         HorizSync       30-50
>         VertRefresh     60
> EndSection
> i get black and white playback.
> as i'm in the UK (PAL-I) shouldnt the VertRefresh by 50?
> i've tried that aswell, but eitehr the TV or the gfx card doesnt like
> it, and X refuses to start, claiming it cant find a suitable 
> resolution.
> I've even tried manually setting a ModeLine entry for it, without any
> success.
>> From various postings on this list, it appears that geforce 4mx's 
>> have a
> closed source tvout driver.  should it be possible to output PAL-I @
> 50Hz with this card, or should i go and look for an older geforce 2mx?
> it looks like most people have better luck with the older, simpler, 
> more
> open cards.
> Infact, does anyone here have a georce 4mx working in the UK with a
> plain old 50Hz telly?
> Any help would be appreciated, i picked up this card at the weekend,
> hoping to have a mythtv setup and working by now.  everything else
> pretty much works OK, except for the tv-out.  (i'm not ruling out, that
> the TV is at fault, its quite old)
> Mythtv looks awesome, and i'd love to get it working,
> cheers,
> -vince
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