[mythtv-users] Graphics cards with Component video - anyone using?

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Wed Jan 3 01:17:31 UTC 2007

On 2 Jan 2007, at 20:49, Tom Lichti wrote:

> Stroller wrote:
>> ...
>> At the moment I'm thinking that one of the PNY Verto cards will be
>> the way to go; the last remaining thing is to see if this component
>> "HDTV-out breakout pod" is supported under Linux. Anyone?
>> ...
> I am using a GeForce 6200 based card (not sure on the exact mfg/model)
> with the component out cable thingy, and it works just fine, if you  
> use
> the right config. ... You have to
> specify an HD resolution in the 'TVStandard' option of the xorg/xfree
> config file. For me, since I have an SD TV with component input, that
> option is 'HD480i'. ...

Oooh! I figured I'd learn more about X11 configuration if I Googled  
"TVStandard"... lo and behold: <http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/ 

I'm surprised by the author's statement "utilising a VGA to component  
transcoder provides higher quality". Can anyone explain why this  
might be, please?

I think I'd be quite glad to use standard on-board graphics and a 60  
adaptor box, but had assumed that X11 could scale the image better -  
the panel in my telly has a native resolution of 720x576 & does 576p  
(@ 50hz, I think).


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