[mythtv-users] 'Vertical bands' with NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 440

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 16:13:06 UTC 2005

On 6/3/05, Chris Rouch <chris.rouch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/3/05, Ramzy Darwish <ramzy.darwish at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have kind of a minor annoyance that I can't seem to figure out. I
> > believe it is a problem with the NVidia drivers, but I am not sure.
> >
> > I am using S-Video out from an NVidia GeForce 4 MX 440. It works
> > alright, but I can't get the picture quality to be as good as the
> > regular TV (a Sony Wega Trinitron). But the real problem is that there
> > are these vertical bands across the image.
> >
> > It's not so bad it REALLY interferes with using the thing, but it is
> > annoying. The bands are there outside of myth as well.
> >
> > I am trying to figure out how to describe them, so bear with me.
> >
> > Across the screen at seemingly random places there are about 4-6 ~3/4in
> > bands going from top to bottom. They are not really white, but they are
> > much lighter than the picture below them. There is one right in the
> > middle of the screen.
> >
> > I have used nvidia-settings to try to get rid of them, but nothing seems
> > to affect them.
> >
> > Does anybody else have this problem?
> > Any ideas?
> I have one of these cards and use the composite output. The picture
> quality is as good as I get from my analog cable. You could try this
> and see if you get the same result. Also there's a new nvidia driver
> now available (7664), so you could try upgrading to that.

Also, if you have the chance, try a different S-Video or composite cable.


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