[mythtv-users] Black and White Capture with VStream XPert

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 13:51:29 UTC 2006

> I've just bought a Tevion DVB-T 100 which is actually a rebranded VStream
> XPert card. It works really well, I just put the card in, booted Fedora Core
> 5, and all the devices were created first time. It also has an analogue
> capture card, and has created /dev/video0. I'm trying to configure the card
> to use the Composite video input. I'm in the UK and the image is always
> black and white. I've tried all the different picture standards in the
> channel setup screen (and using tvtime), but I can't get the colour working.
> Does anybody know what the problem is?

If you're using a SCART connector from your source, then it's possible
that you're unwittingly feeding an S-Video signal (which has separate
colour information) into your composite input.  This would produce a
B/W recording.

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