[mythtv-users] TV out card suggestions
bhalter at schmeg.net
Thu May 6 23:00:54 EDT 2004
I bought an Nvidia FX5200 with svideo out because the price was right
about 80 bucks and NVidia enables the tv-out port of the card at startup
if no other display is attached. This allows me to boot the PC
connected to only the TV and make BIOS adjustments and see the Linux
boot sequence. I'm assume that NVidia cards along the lines of the
GF4MX cards have the same feature about enabling TV-OUT at boot but you
might want to check.
On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 21:48, Poobah wrote:
> I built a shuttle XPC front end diskless workstation that works really
> well, except for TV out. Shuttle makes a card, part number CV21, that
> plugs into the AGP slot and displays the onboard 845G video out through
> Composite, S-Video, and even DVI. It would work great if I was in
> Europe, because it will only output in PAL. There is a Jumper to select
> NTSC / PAL, but it makes no difference. I went through with their tech
> support, flashed BIOS, tried it in all resolutions, made sure that my TV
> accepted an NTSC signal using my DVD player, and finally RMA'd the card.
> When I got the new one tonight, IT HAS THE SAME PROBLEM!!
> I do like the option of this card, because it is a single, dinky chip.
> I'd rather not have to use a big, fancy nVidia or ATI if possible. One
> less fan, less heat. Anyone use this setup? Any suggestions?
> If it doesn't work out, what would people suggest for TV out? Right
> now, all my VCRs / TVs use composite, but I'd like something that has
> DVI for when I get the bigscreen.
> Mark Hanson
> P.S. Sorry for the rant, but I went rounds with tech support for a
> month, being told "Please try to change your resolution to 800X600 or to
> the lowest setting," "Why are you using PAL? PAL mode is not support in
> US," and "It could be your TV does not support NTSC, please try another
> TV to see if that works." It'd be funny if I wasn't seeing red...
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