[mythtv-users] Hardware for Best TV-Out?

Shawn core at enodev.com
Sat Oct 30 20:01:04 UTC 2004

I would be honored to have your help if you'd give it. I do indeed have
my GeForce FX 5200 hooked into the A960 doing 640x480 from Xorg via
nvidia-kernel-1.0.6111-r2 on gentoo.

I can't do higher resolutions, and I seem to get a little pincushion
(right side of screen curving inward) and the lower edge of my screen is
off screen.

I have the following modeline, which is the only one I could get to work
in powerstrip:
"640x480" 25.18 640 704 800 864 480 483 489 524 +hsync +vsync

...and these modes are listed as validated by Xorg.
Mode "640x480": 25.2 MHz, 29.1 kHz, 55.6 Hz
Default mode "400x300": 20.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz (D)
Default mode "400x300": 18.0 MHz, 35.2 kHz, 56.3 Hz (D)
Default mode "320x240": 12.6 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.1 Hz (D)

That modeline was actually the result of futzing with xvidtune with very
little success.

I REALLY wish I could have gotten a higher res mode going good, but I'm
stumped. I sat for evenings VNCed into the thing under windows trying to
get power strip to like my HDTV, but only had VERY limited success.

What do you think, can I be helped, or do I need to by a DVI vidcard
that's HDCP compliant like the NV40 generation nvidia cards?

On Sat, 2004-10-30 at 10:29 -0400, Cory Papenfuss wrote:
>  	If you've got component input capability from a VGA port (with an 
> A960 or equivalent), you wouldn't want to use the doodad we're talking 
> about.  It's even *more* particular (requiring strict 480i) than the 
> potential on component.
>  	I've been labeled the "modeline master," but I need more 
> information to help.  :)

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