[mythtv-users] 6150 Component output

Steven Ellis steven at openmedia.co.nz
Sun Feb 11 11:12:23 UTC 2007

Alex Halovanic wrote:
> I just bought a 6150 board with component output and I was wondering
> the same thing too.  Unfortunately, you've realized correctly that you
> do need to specify the TVStandard and can't switch modelines on the
> fly.  The odd thing is that you can specify HD1080i as your TVStandard
> and use both 1920x1080 and 1280x720 modes, but both are still at 1080i
> timings, so the 1280x720 is just a smaller rectangle on your screen at
> 1080i, which is extremely odd.  The same thing happens for any res
> lower than your TVStandard res.  I suspect it's only an Nvidia driver
> limitation.
> I had set out to use different resoulutions as well to match my
> inputs.  I did some testing of video clips to see if it made a real
> difference.  At least with my set, I got the best results using my TVs
> native resolution (1080i) and letting the myth system scale and
> deinterlace everything.
Ok i've been using these boards quite a lot.

If you specify 1080i it allows for the following timings


And you can use xrandr or some other tool to switch resolutions.

If you want to check this just try the following as root on the command line

startx -- -logvebose 6

> On 2/10/07, Calvin Harrigan <charriglists at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> I'm considering buying a M2NPV-VM motherboard with the onboard 6150 with
>> component output.
>> Reading through the mailing list archive I see at least several people
>> use this board with varying success.  Because I've not used a nvidia
>> card with component output, I was curious as to how it works.  Reading
>> the configuration samples it seems like you would need to specify a TV
>> format like:
>> Option "TVStandard" "HD480i"
>> Option "TVStandard" "HD1080i"
>> Option "TVStandard"   "HD720p"
>> If that's the case does this prevent me from being able to change video
>> modes?
>> I would like to change modes depending on what content I'm viewing.
>> Anyone using this setup?
>> Calvin...
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