[mythtv-users] PCI, S-Video, VDPAU, SDTV, interlaced CRT: what card?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Dec 17 03:18:44 UTC 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 1:06 PM,  <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
>    > Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:04:46 -0700
>    > From: Enigma <enigma at thedonnerparty.com>
>    > FWIW, the TV-Out on my Sparkle 9400 GT PCI worked just fine under
>    > Linux (there were other major problems with it,
> Like what?
>    >                                               but the TV out worked
>    > fine).  The 9 pin TV out has the same pinout as 4 pin S-video, you
>    > just need an S-video cable that has the keying pin removed.
> Ah, that's a good point.  The 4-pin cable that came with [1] does
> -not- have a keying pin, since it plugs into their 9-pin DIN.  The
> long S-Video cable I bought a couple years ago from Monoprice -does-
> have such a keying pin at both ends, and my TV has the females for
> them.  If I continue to have a card like [1] (or maybe a PCI version),
> yet I want it more than 2 feet away from the card (which I do! :), it
> looks like I'd either need to get a female/female connector [2] and
> plug the short one that came with the card into the long one I've
> already got, or I need to find long S-Video cables without keying pins
> (which wastes my existing cabling), or I'd have to pull the keying pin
> out of one end of mine (which I've never done and have no idea if it'd
> be easy---I suppose if I can't pull it, I could melt it with a
> soldering iron, but ick).

There is quite a lot on alternative pinouts for s-video here:

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