[mythtv-users] 8MB Savage IX AGP card

Ray Olszewski ray at comarre.com
Wed Mar 5 18:25:31 UTC 2003

Actually, "tv out" is ambiguous in this context.

If the original poster just means outputting the TV display to a standard 
computer monitor, then Calvin's answer is correct. (But Ben should exercise 
some care, since there are known problems with xVideo on Savage. Go to the 
site for the Savage X driver -- http://www.probo.com/timr/savage40.html -- 
for the details.)

But if the original poster is asking about a Savage card that has a 
composite output intended for connection to an actual television ... well, 
the usual problems apply. The one I have (a Savage 2000) works fine in 
console mode, but it fails for undocumented reasons with X. As far as I can 
tell, getting any TV-output on *any* video card working with X requires 
special customization, either in a framebuffer (as with the Matrox cards), 
or in the X server (as with the GATOS approach to ATI cards), or in 
whatever secret way nVidea does it. And I don't know of any solution for 
Savage TV out ... if anyone else does, I'd sure appreciate hearing about it.

At 12:48 PM 3/5/2003 -0500, Calvin Harrigan wrote:
>As long as it suports Xv extensions, it should be fine.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Ben Brown" <ben at handcoder.com>
>To: "'Discussion about mythtv'" <mythtv-users at snowman.net>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 10:37 AM
>Subject: [mythtv-users] 8MB Savage IX AGP card
> > Anybody using a Savage card for tv out?  Any special hoops I'd need to
> > jump trough?

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