[mythtv-users] PS2 connected to a PVR 350

Jeff Simpson llcooljeff at gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 13:12:43 EST 2005

On 11/18/05, Franco <mythtv at email.it> wrote:
> Thank you for all the answers.
> I see some confusion so I'll clarify my setup:
> I have a DLP projector with VGA, S-video and videocomposite
> inputs (BENQ PB6100).
> Previous discusion held on this mailing list suggested that
> I had to use the VGA input to get the best out of it.
> So I bought a (long/special/expensive/high quality) VGA cable
> and layed it through the wall and roof, and my plans were to have
> all the output passing through the VGA.
> So when my friends came with their PS2 and wanted to play with it,
> it seemed me the most natural thing to connect it to the PVR350
> and leave the rest untouched.
> I see that I should, instead, forget about linux, ivtv and mythtv,
> turn off the PC and just run a dedicated cable from the PS2 to
> the projector... that's a bit sad but ok... :-)

It's probably the best choice. You may still be able to use myth in this
If the projector has an auto-sense input, you can have it normally use VGA,
when svideo signal shows up, use that. Then you can have a myth command that
triggers the passthrough and effectively swaps "game mode" on and off. It
would look
like myth was still controlling things. Alternatively, if the projector has
a remote to
switch inputs, you could use an IR blaster from myth to perform the same

But overall, it's effectively not connected to myth at all.

SNES, NES, MAME, etc, can still be played from myth, however :-D

However, I'll try the suggested commands.
> This link instead:
> http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php?page=3DTvPassThrough
> returns a "page cannot be found" error...

Remove the "3D" from that, not sure how it got in there, looking back at the
thread I don't see it. It should just be "page=TVPassThrough"


- Jeff
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