[mythtv-users] black stripes with hauppauge 250

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Oct 5 17:26:44 UTC 2004

On 10/05/2004 12:02 PM, Milan Andric wrote:

>On Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 02:44:11AM -0400, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>On 10/05/2004 12:56 AM, Milan Andric wrote:
>>>Hello, I have been unable to make black vertical lines 
>>>disappear from my video using the hauppauge 250 after following
>>>jarod's guide.
>>>output from cat /dev/video0 :
>>If there are other black vertical lines, it probably has something to do 
>>with your video output.  Try playing the video back on a different 
>>computer using MPlayer or xine (or even Windows Media Player).
>yep. it's my video output. i'm using an old ATI AIW Pro card that i'm
>waiting for support from the gatos project for tv-out.
>>BTW, it's good to see you've nearly got your box built.  :)
>heh. yeah, it was fairly straightforward. i'm also trying to make use
>of an old vid card (ATI AIW Pro, 3D Rage Pro), usually Mach64 driver 
>on linux. so this is likely a fedora/ati driver problem ...  
>is your advice to scrap the old video card and get a matrox440? i remember
>an old mail where you have a specific recommendation.  I guess it wouldn't
>be too bad of an investment, but i already (over)spent $140 on the hauppauge.
>i was taking the frugal but rocky path; it fits my philosophy.
The one I'm using is a Chaintech GeForce4 MX440 (not a Matrox).  It's 
nice because it does OpenGL (with the nVidia proprietary drivers), good 
TV out, and it cost me $40.  If you shop around, you can probably find 
the same card for $30 at the right place/right time.  Whether it's worth 
it I'll leave up to you.  Although, IMHO, the time my Myth box saves me 
in watching the shows I want to watch was well worth the expense...  I 
considered other video cards, but went with the GF4MX440 because it was 
known to work well, and was simple to set up.


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