[mythtv-users] No response from TV. Really need some help.
Ready to give up.
bcox at virtualschool.edu
Sun Aug 22 18:44:21 EDT 2004
Helloooo? Could someone please respond? Surely somebody on this group
is getting PVR350 output on their TV?
At 11:23 AM -0400 8/22/04, Brad Cox wrote:
>Ok, I've been at this a month now without nary a peep from my TV.
>Time to ask for help. So HELLLLPPPP!
>First background. This is a Fedora Core 1 system installed via
>Axel's rpms. I recently moved it upstairs to boot headless with a
>wireless card. I use ssh/vnc from my windows laptop to access it,
>which means I can't view video out on the screen (vnc has no video
>driver). /var/log/messages and dmesg is clean except several
>complaints of sound drivers not found, yet xmms/alsa works fine.
>Earlier testing downstairs (with terminals) leads me to believe
>input/recording works fine, but suspect that since the most I've
>ever actually seen on either TV is snow...I'v assumed until now
>that's because I wasn't using the cable box which is upstairs.
>Now the problem: I've never been able to get output (from PVR350
>S-Vid out) to appear on a TV. I've tried it downstairs (where I can
>view DVD's in X-Windows just fine) and upstairs (where I lack
>X-Windows; just vnc). I'm a programmer, not a TV tech, and suspect
>the problem is between the PVR-350 S-Vid port and the TV; an area
>the readmes invariably gloss over BTW.
>Connection possibilities: I've plugged the cable provided with the
>PVR-350 into the S-Vid out port on the PVR350 card. Here I get
>The TV (a big screen Sony projection model) has two columns of input
>ports. The first column has red, white and yellow connections to the
>VCR (with coax from there to the cable box), plus an S-Vid port at
>the top of that column which is unused. The second column has red,
>what and yellow RCA connectors and no S-VID port.
>I've tried both possibilities that the splitter cable + TV ports
>suggests; i.e. an S-VID cable and a red/white/yellow RCA cable, in
>both cases from the PC to the TV. VCR works fine, but nothing has
>any effect on the TV. I've also tried connecting the PC to
>red/white/yellow "line input" ports on the VCR. Also nada.
>I've a DVD disk in the cdrom for testing. I've also tried the ivtv
>test pattern test. In both cases, nothing on the TV upstairs or
>downstairs. When testing downstairs (with x-windows), I see mythtv
>GUI in X-windows and the DVD plays in x-windows when I select it.
>Upstairs, I see mythtv gui in the vnc window and nothing at all in
>vnc when I select the DVD button. Nothing in either place on the TVs.
>I'm more confident with software than TV hardware, so I suspect
>either the cables, or perhaps some magic TV setting I need to tweak
>to make it look at that second column of input RCA ports. But I'm
>guessing. That's why I need the help.
>Brad J. Cox, PhD, 703 361 4751, http://virtualschool.edu
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Brad J. Cox, PhD, 703 361 4751, http://virtualschool.edu
http://virtualschool/ale Action Learning Environment
http://virtualschool.edu/mybank Digital Rights Management System
http://virtualschool.edu/jco Java Cryptographic Objects (JCO)
http://virtualschool.edu/jwaa Java Web Application Architecture (JWAA)
http://virtualschool.edu/java+ Java Preprocessor (Java+)
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