[mythtv-users] PVR-250 out

Oliver Martini mythtv at x-surfing.ch
Thu Dec 16 12:56:10 UTC 2004

Hi all,

I finally decided to install mythtv on a dedicated computer.

My hardware looks like the following:
- P4P800SE Motherboard
- Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz
- 160 GB Samsumg HD
- GeForce4 MX440
- PVR350 TV capture card

I followed Jarod's Fedora guide till I got to the following point:
I tried to play some video thru the PVR-350's output. with the following
commands, but nothing got displayed on the TV screen.
# /usr/bin/ivtvfbctl /dev/fb0 -noglobalalpha -localalpha
# dd if=/dev/video0 of=/dev/video16 bs=64k

I was able to get the test picture displayed on my TV. But since I
unloaded the module and loaded the module with the following commands, I
do have some weird strips accross my TV.# /sbin/rmmod saa7127
# /sbin/modprobe saa7127

I did set the parameters for PAL output with the following:
# /usr/bin/ivtvctl -u 0xff
# /usr/bin/ivtvctl -p 4
# /usr/bin/ivtvctl -f width=720,height=576

What are the steps I have to take, to get the TV-out working?

Thanks for your help,

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