[mythtv-users] DVI on GeForce 6200 to HDMI on Toshiba 30HF84 TV
robin at robinandmariette.com
Thu Dec 14 14:39:24 UTC 2006
Thank you very much for your help Richard! I will try this out today. I had
thought of hooking up my s-video connection too, but figured it was a PITA
to have to keep switching, but as you say, once it's set up I shouldn't have
to change it much.
Robin Murray wrote:
> I'm trying to connect my system using the DVI out on my MSI GeForce 6200
> video card to the HDMI input on my Toshiba 30HF84 TV using a DVI to HDMI
> cable. I never get a thing on the TV, as if there's no signal detected
> coming from the graphics card.
I have a Toshiba 26HF84 tv and I drive it at 720p over HDMI from the DVI
port of a MSI Geforce FX 5200
It took me a while to get the right xorg settings (posted below),
because the tv's PnP data only allows 640x480 @ 60Hz. Eventually I found
help at nvnews.com
I don't get anything on my tv until X loads with this card, but with an
eVGA PCIe geforce 6200, it displayed the bios & kernel screens just fine
I now leave my s-video plug hooked up to the tv as well, and switch tv
inputs to view my bios & boot screens, as it is rare that I need to
I have tried a few times to get 1080i, but I only have standard def
input via a pvr-250, so it doesn't gain me anything right now.
I just noticed that the 720p modeline is missing from my monitor
section, it must be that the newest nVidia binary driver(9629) can do it
automagically, and the setup deleted it.
I have the service mode for this tv as well, and I think it might work
for yours. email me if you want it. I was able to reduce the overscan
slightly, but the sides of the raster are really ugly on this tv, so I
make do with Mythtv's GUI size adjustments.
here are the important sections of my xorg.conf
DisplaySize 325 183
HorizSync 14.0 - 65.0
VertRefresh 56.0 - 61.0
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
Option "UseEDIDFreqs" "FALSE"
Option "UseEDIDDpi" "FALSE"
Option "connectedmonitor" "dfp"
Option "FlatPanelProperties" "scaling = center, Dithering =
Viewport 0 0
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