[mythtv-users] Component Output on NVidia 6200 series

Blair Preston bpreston at collabras.com
Thu Mar 9 20:25:30 UTC 2006

It's true that 1080i does not work quite right on all monitors (though it does
on some).  However, I have been able to get it to work in 480i mode on my EDTV
at 800 by 600 and in 16:9 mode, which is still a very good picture. VGA works
for higher resolutions without issues on monitors that support this input.  If
your getting blue, you probably do not have the correct driver selected in
your xorg.conf or XFConfig file (usually found in /etc/X11/). Many
distributions select driver 'nv' instead of driver 'nvidia', this will make
you blue ;)  The relavent sections are inserted below. Hope it helps, best of

Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/nvidia/libglx.so"
    Load "glx"
Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
    BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "TVStandard" "HD480i"
    Option "DPMS" "off"
    Option "CoolBits" "1"
    Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"

Jonathan Lin (jonlin at linsvilla.com) wrote:
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> Ed O'Brien wrote:
> > I'm about to purchase an HDTV, and recently found out
> > that it is difficult to get the DVI output on NVidia
> > cards to work properly with 1080i output.  My original
> > plan was to go from the DVI output of my card to the
> > HDMI input on my TV.
> >
> > I've read a WIKI on the subject, and I know that a lot
> > of people are having success converting VGA to
> > component through use of the Audio Authority 9A60.
> >
> > I have an MSI NX6200TC, which has Y, Pb, Pr outputs. I
> > was just wondering, has anyone gotten these to work
> > yet? or is it so difficult and time consuming that I'm
> > better off just buying the 9A60. If it is not a big
> > deal to get the NVidia components to work, I'd like to
> > use them, but if it is going to be a complete
> > nightmare, I'd rather just spend the $130.
> >
> > Has anyone gotten the 6200 component output or DVI
> > output to send a 1080i signal?
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> For me, I was not able to get my component out work properly.  I have
> the 6200 with a component out dangle.  I connect component out directly
> to my HDTv component In.  When X starts, I get a blue tint on everything
> on the screen.  A quick search on NVNews forum indicate that it could be
> a bios problem with my card.  Seems like the card is outputing s-video
> signal out to component out even tho the xorg has the line Option
> "TVOutFormat" "COMPONENT" and option "TVStandard" "HD720P"
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