[mythtv-users] Nvidia component out to SDTV
finlay at moeraki.com
Fri Dec 19 18:09:53 UTC 2008
Jason Weida wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 7:59 PM, John Finlay <finlay at moeraki.com
> <mailto:finlay at moeraki.com>> wrote:
> Tom Lichti wrote:
> > On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Bill Williamson
> <bill at bbqninja.com <mailto:bill at bbqninja.com>> wrote:
> >> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 9:07 AM, John Finlay
> <finlay at moeraki.com <mailto: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
> >>> 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
> >>> 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
> >> 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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> When I tried getting this to work on my 7600 board (which came with
> the dongle) I noticed that the Ubuntu splash screen was in full color
> during startup, but after the nvidia driver loaded (I assume),
> everything was a bluish/purple hue. I never got it working right
> (after several hours of trying), but the splashscreen seemed to
> indicate to me that my hardware setup was capable, just needed to
> tweak driver settings somewhere. I'm quite the noob, so take my
> observation with a grain of salt, but maybe check your splashscreen
> for another data point?
My nvidia logo splashscreen exhibits the same color problem. I'm using
> I ended up insatlling mythbuntu on another machine with only the
> dongle plugged in and everything just worked, so I gave up and
> dedicated Mr. Blue Hue to backend duty. On the blue hue setup I tried
> to switch to component after running dual head s-vid+analog monitor.
> Might be worth trying a mythbuntu install with just the dongle plugged
> in to see if that gets things working.
Sounds worth trying.
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