[mythtv-users] Computer to TV connection advice needed

Mache Creeger mache at creeger.com
Sat Sep 9 14:30:02 UTC 2006

I have had much trouble getting my Nvidia 5200 S-video to provide 
acceptable video to the TV (tearing and fuzziness).  I gave up and 
bought a VGA to TV converter which gives me a great picture.

Mark, could you send me your xorg.conf and other relevant file 
settings?  I want to see if there was anything that I missed.

-- Mache Creeger

At 06:14 AM 9/9/2006, mark wrote:
>Lonnie Borntreger wrote:
> > I have a working MythTV network.... two backends with a total of 4
> > tuners and 3 frontends (running on desktop systems in the bedrooms and
> > office).  I also have one more configured frontend ready.  So far, that
> > has only seen service on special occasions (kids party or something like
> > that) when I can borrow a projection system (with vga input) from a
> > friend.  However, I would like to place it into permanent service in the
> > family room for a much more comfortable viewing experience.
> >
> > That is where the problem comes up.  I don't have the money to buy a
> > projector (and the family room really isn't big enough for it), and a
> > "modern" TV with vga/dvi inputs is right out also, for now..... and my
> > TV, while not too old, and quite nice, only has composite and s-video
> > inputs.
> >
> > So, here is question one: Should I get a computer to TV converter box
> > and use my current video card and X config, or get a video card with
> > s-video/composite output and deal with re-writing and tuning my X
> > config?  I can get a converter box off Ebay for $76 (including
> > shipping), but I see I can get a decent nVidia video card with s-video
> > out from Ebay for around $25.
> >
> > While I've been using Linux for (what seems like) forever (since kernel
> > 0.99pl13 with fvwm1), I've gotten way past the age where I enjoy
> > spending time tweaking modelines and such (age defeats l33t-ness).  That
> > leads to question two:  How hard is it these days to set up the X config
> > for s-video output?
> >
> > I know that the converter box would not be "future proof", as it will
> > never be able to do HDTV. That brings up question three: (much lower
> > priority) If I focused on a video card, what outputs work best for
> > future use with a HDTV (USA) TV; s-video or DVI?
> >
> > Thanks for your input.
> > Lonnie Borntreger
> > Thou shalt not send me any thing which says unto thee, "send this to all
> > thou knowest."  Neither shalt thou send me any spam, lest I smite thee.
> >
> >
> >
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>I have previously has great luck with svideo out on a nvidia 5200 card
>right into my TV and then tuning my xorg to match. Great picture etc.....
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