[mythtv-users] Nvidia 6200 S-Video gives a Black and White picture.

George Mari george_mythusers at mari1938.org
Fri Sep 7 01:46:47 UTC 2007

Michael Jones wrote:
> On Sep 5, 2007, at 8:57 AM, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 05, 2007 at 01:07:18AM -0700, Michael Jones wrote:
>>>> 5.  Computer putting out NTSC when the TV expects PAL (hardware or
>>>> xorg error)
>>> I didn't try that.. but I'm here in the US so not likely.. besides..
>>> it works with the "old" system just beautifully.
>> I just installed a new Sapphire Radeon 9600SE card for my sister.
>> NTSC/PAL is a physical jumper on that card.  It came in incorrectly  
>> set
>> for PAL.
>> This is (IMO) the most likely problem you could be having; investigate
>> further.
>> Cheers,
>> -- jra
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> Jay,
> Nice guess.. but no joy.  I pulled the card today and this card  
> doesn't have any jumpers.
> - Micahel
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I had this same symptom once going from S-video out on the video card 
through a composite to S-video converter, and then through composite 
(RCA) cable to a TV.  It turns out the composite to S-video converter 
wasn't meant to work the other way, and near as I could tell, was 
dropping the chrominance (color) output from the S-video signal, and 
only passing through the brightness signal, resulting in a black and 
white picture.  I ended up using a different video card with a real 
composite TV-out jack to that particular TV, which restored my color 

Kind of a long shot in your case I know, but I thought you might be 
using a different cable in your old system where it works compared to 
your new system.

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