[mythtv-users] NVidia card, S-Vide, Receiver

Dan Ritter dsr-myth at tao.merseine.nu
Sun Sep 23 11:51:19 UTC 2007

On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 10:30:58AM -0700, Alan Murrell wrote:
> I have just hooked up an AV receiver, and everything works great except MythTV 
> shows up only in B&W, no colour.  My output card in my MythTV box  (Nvidia 
> GeForce FX5500) only has S-Video.  I am using the same S-Video cable that I 
> was using to plug in to the "Selecter" box, though I have also tried two 
> other cables.  The cables are plugged in nice and tight.  I have tried the 
> two other available S-Video ports n the AV receiver, but the same issue.
> Not sure if anyone here may have any ideas as to why MythTV is showing up in 
> B&W only?  I recently had the AV receiver checked out and according tot he 
> shop, everything is perfectly fine on it.  If I hook everything back up to 
> the manual "Selector", MythTV looks fine.

That's a common failure mode for S-Video cables. Check for a
bent pin or a bad cable.


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