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

Tom Lichti tom at redpepperracing.com
Wed Jan 3 16:34:52 UTC 2007

Rich West wrote:
> Tom Lichti wrote:
>> 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. When I first tried it the display was not right 
>> (no red signal) and I couldn't get it working. I left it for about 6 
>> months then finally resolved myself to getting it working, and did. 
>> 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'. Not sure what yours would be, but you 
>> should be able to make it work. Since I've done that, and a few other 
>> tweaks, I have a beautiful picture.
> I've got a nVidia GeForce 6200 with the HD (component) break-out pod and 
> I have yet to try using the component video.  I, too, have been 
> periodically browsing around to see what might need to be done to get 
> the component video working correctly, but, since it wasn't high on my 
> list just yet, I haven't approached it.
> Would you be willing to share your config with the list as sort of an 
> example?  :)
> -Rich

Sure. I did many things to get the picture and performance that I have 
though. I am running 9629 nVidia drivers, I am using the nVidia AGP 
module, I am using realtime priority, and XvMC. The relevant config is 
here. I should probably clean it up a bit, but it does work.

Section "Module"
     Load           "ddc"  # ddc probing of monitor
     Load           "dbe"
     Load           "extmod"
     Load           "fbdevhw"
     Load           "v4l"
     Load           "glx"
     Load           "bitmap" # bitmap-fonts
     Load           "speedo"
     Load           "type1"
     Load           "freetype"
     Load           "record"

Section "Monitor"
     Identifier     "Monitor0"
     HorizSync       28.0 - 96.0
#    VertRefresh     60.0 - 60.0

Section "Device"
     Identifier     "Card0"
     Driver         "nvidia"
     VendorName     "All"
     BoardName      "All"
     Option "TVStandard" "HD480i"
     Option "UseEvents" "True"

Section "Screen"
     Option         "DPI" "100 x 100"
     Identifier     "Screen0"
     Device         "Card0"
     Monitor        "Monitor0"
     DefaultDepth    24
     Option         "NvAGP" "1"
     Option         "NoLogo" "true"
     Option         "UseEDID" "FALSE"
     SubSection     "Display"
         Depth       1
         Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     SubSection     "Display"
         Depth       4
         Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     SubSection     "Display"
         Depth       8
         Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     SubSection     "Display"
         Depth       15
         Modes      "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     SubSection     "Display"
         Depth       16
         Modes      "800x600" "640x480"
     SubSection     "Display"
         Depth       24
         Modes      "800x600" "640x480"
     SubSection     "Display"
         Depth       32
         Modes      "800x600" "640x480"

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