[mythtv-users] Nvidia cards with TV-out
t.cornall at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 00:19:36 UTC 2010
Oh right. I was running pretty bleeding edge drivers up until the card
melted a week or two ago -- I use Archlinux, and the drivers are updated
very regularly (the version was 260.19 something). I used the S-Video socket
to output to PAL and was fine.
Are you using component through the VGA port? How do you tell which cards
On 31 December 2010 06:58, Adam Stylinski <kungfujesus06 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 07:42:46PM +1300, Tom Cornall wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> > I was running an older PC with one of those PCI 8400GS cards to do VDPAU.
> > Unforunately keeping it in a cupboard during summer wasn't good for it,
> > it looks like I cooked the card! It just displays colourful flashing
> > now.
> > Anyway, I'm going to pick up a new PC, one with PCI-E. I thought it'd be
> > easy to find a PCI-E card (it was tough to find a PCI card before) that
> > would do VDPAU and S-Video or component out. Apparently not! Nvidia's
> > cards (the 200 series) don't have S-video sockets. You can still find
> > PCI-E 8400GS cards with TV-out, but they're getting thinner on the ground
> > and I can't find one locally for a good price. Plenty of 8400GS cards for
> > almost nothing but they don't have S-video sockets!
> > Anyway, I've noticed these cables for sale which are so-called `breakout'
> > cables -- they are VGA on one end and split into component or S-video. I
> > know these aren't converters, and only work on certain cards which
> > them. I saw a forum post somewhere which claimed that if the chipset
> > supports TV-out (which the 8400GS obviously does), then you can use one
> > these cables. Is this true? Or just silly internet rumour?
> > Otherwise, what cards can people recommend? Or are those VGA to TV
> > converters any good, or is the quality poor? Never really too impressed
> > the quality of the 8400GS S-video output in the first place, how much
> > could it be?
> > Thanks everybody,
> > -Tom
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> I have to warn you the most recent nvidia drivers I'm struggling with SDTV
> standards for TV-Out. Component specifically I can't get to work with 480i
> standard. Someone else on nvnews.net is having a similar problem, I'm not
> entirely sure why but it seems to involve something with mode validation
> (this had worked previously under earlier drivers with a 7600GT).
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