[mythtv-users] Nvidia component out to SDTV

John Finlay finlay at moeraki.com
Fri Dec 19 00:59:50 UTC 2008

Tom Lichti wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Bill Williamson <bill at bbqninja.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 9:07 AM, John Finlay <finlay at moeraki.com> wrote:
>>> I have an old Sony TV that has component inputs that I tried to connect
>>> to a FE using a Nividia component out dongle. The Nvidia graphics is an
>>> integrated MB 7050 out thru a svideo connector. The svideo works fine
>>> but I wanted to see if I could get a better picture using the component
>>> out. The problem is that I get a good component out picture but the blue
>>> is missing from the output. I followed the mythtv guide for component
>>> out but it mostly seems aimed at HDTVs with component in. Googling
>>> hasn't turned up any references to anyone using Nviidia component out to
>>> a SDTV but I also didn't find anything that said it won't work.
>>> Has anyone tried this and had success? Or am I just trying the impossible?
>> Mine just plain worked.  Did the dongle come with your card?  Does your mobo
>> actually support component?
>> Is your TV RGB or ypbpr?
> You have to select 'HD480i" as the TV out standard in the xorg.conf
> file. Took awhile to figure that one out...
Did that which made the green and red work. If I use NTSC-M I just get 
the red working - same as if I specify svideo for the TVOutFormat.

Since you (and the OP) got  this to work it seems likely that my MB 
doesn't support component out.


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