[mythtv-users] nVidia DVI out?

Steve Frank steve.frank at bevcore.com
Fri Dec 24 19:36:05 UTC 2004

Can you post your modeline?  When I use HDTV timings I get
ghosting--it's like one of the interlaced frames is down several pixels.
It's not unlike Wang Chung's "Everybody Have Fun" video. :-)


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Simon Williams
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2004 12:26 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] nVidia DVI out?

On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 17:54:45 +0000, Simon Williams
<ultim8fury at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > I have a cheapo MX440 (no external TDMS) and a Sharp 45" LCD
> > It has 2 DVI connections. One to an interface box and another from 
> > the interface box to the display.
> >
> > I used the read-edid stuff at
> > http://john.fremlin.de/programs/linux/read-edid/ to get the edid
> > The interface box reports 1280x768p and 1024x768p while if I unplug 
> > the interface box and connect directly to the display, it reports 
> > 1920x1080p. With the "Monitor" section  generated by read-edid added

> > to my xorg.conf, X & mythtv just work for these resolutions.  On 
> > bootup, the bios even seems to mostly recogize the edid preferred 
> > resolution and do proper console output. I thnk there is some 
> > dependency on the computer/tv power up sequence. But if fails so 
> > seldom that I haven't found a pattern yet.
> >
> > I'm running nvidia's 6111 drivers. The 6629 drivers produce a wierd 
> > horizontally overlapped display. I don't know why yet.
> I have the UK version of this panel ( LC-45GD1E ) slightly different 
> connections but probably the same panel. I haven't got my 5200 to work

> via DVI-D yet at 1920x1080 I hadn't considered using edid data from 
> the panel itself. As you say the media box reports very low res via 
> I'll give the direct approach a try and see what happens.


Just tried driving the panel directly via DVI-D using the same
ATSC-1080i modeline I have been using fine under analogue connection,
and ..........

It works. 100% picture is definitely clearer now all I need is a gefen
DVI switcher. cos I can't be doing with unpluging cables every couple of

Thanks for the idea. Altough EDID data was useless from the panel itself
the result is good.

Tried a progressive version of the same modeline and its a no-go the
image is stuck at the bottom of the screen and repeats itself 2.5 times.
still I've made progress.

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