[mythtv-users] Prob setting up PVR350 card using ivtv

Piers Kittel mythtv at biased.org
Mon Dec 27 03:30:44 UTC 2004

An update to this problem:

Finally got around to using my proper TV (NTSC and S-Video compatiable) 
and enabling S-Video on my TV, the test pattern's colour works fine (but 
looks werid, a bit checked or summat) but when I disabled S-Video, 
colour still worked but the "checked" effect went away, looked perfect - 
but colour doesn't work on my "test" TV, so I suspect it's displaying 
using NTSC?

But why do the test pattern work fine (when doing an insmod saa7127 
test_image=1) but when using it when not using the test image, it 
doesn't display a clear picture (when doing an insmod saa7127)	?

As for the input, this is the best I could get (black and white, and 
with static on bottom 1/5):


Thanks very much for your help in advance

Cheers - Piers

Piers Kittel wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have an PAL PVR-350 card, running Debian Unstable, trying to set up 
> the PVR350 card.  The card is connected to the TV via the SCART plug, 
> and the digital STB is connected to the PVR-350 via the composite 
> connector.  I am following the ivtv's PAL TV-out guide.  The driver 
> seems to be loading fine, I'm able to send a test pattern image to the 
> TV using "insmod saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=1 test_image=1" 
> but it's in black and white, but my TV's not S-Video compatiable and not 
> quite NTSC compatiable (shows a black and white image) so am ignoring 
> colours for now.  Anyway, I go to the next step where it says to do:
> insmod saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=1
> but I see werid flickering diagonal lines
> Anyway, I then do an:
> /usr/local/bin/test_ioctl -u 0xff -p 6
> and do an:
> cat /dev/video > test.mpg
> and try to play that back on a different computer - and I only get a 
> black and white image but shows up OK?
> Also when I do:
> ivtvfbctl /dev/fb0 -noglobalalpha -localalpha
> then
> dd if=/dev/video of=/dev/video16 bs=64k
> I get a complete terrible picture on the TV - I think it's due to the 
> saa7127 not being loaded properly?  Also the guide says to look in 
> /var/log/messages to find out the correct bit for "of" but it never says 
> anything about /dev/video in messages anywhere?
> If it's of any help, here's the snippet of the /var/log/messages 
> containing everything to do with ivtv:
> http://www.biased.org/logs/ivtv_log
> Thanks very much for your help in advance
> Cheers - Piers
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