[mythtv-users] How I got great quality TV-out on my nVidia MX4000
trev at g7pvs.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Mar 11 18:02:25 UTC 2005
I sort of solved my problem of getting rid of the KDE panel on the TV and
switching keyboard focus on non-xinerama dual head screens although its a bit
If before I start mythfrontend I use a fantastic program from the website:
to switch the mouse over, I can minimize the panel at the bottom of the
Then after starting mythfrontend, if I want to set the keyboard focus to the
TV, I run:
xterm -display localhost:0.1
exit out of the xterm, then I have keyboard focus on the TV.
The website mentioned above did say the mouse focus program would also work to
change the keyboard focus, but I found that the it didn't appear to on my
I hope this helps anyone else running non-xinerama dual head screens.
On Friday 11 Mar 2005 15:03, you wrote:
> There is nothing to stop me fromtrying S-Video except I would need to spend
> some money buying an S-Video to S-Video cable (which I might try at some
> point anyway).
> At the moment I am more worried about the XWindows Panel appearing at the
> bottom of the TV screen when I start using the the computer monitor.
> My IR Remote control also does not have a huge number of buttons (Came with
> my Adaptec VIDEOh! DVD Media Center) and so I would also like to use the
> keyboard to driving Mythtv on the second Screen.
> I am new to Mythtv and only recently got my Remote working and have not
> completely figured out how to drive it properly.
> If I cannot get the keyboard / panel on TV problem sorted I may abandon
> using Mythtv to watch live TV (originally I got the card to just copy home
> videos onto DVDs).
> I am currently running KDE 3.2.3 on Mandrake 10.1 Official and from reading
> lots of different posts / faqs on the subject of multiple screens and
> moving the mouse between screens I might try some different window managers
> to see if that helps. Does anyone have a similar system working with a
> monitor and TV with different screens using KDE.
> Best Regards
> On Friday 11 Mar 2005 14:26, Will Dormann wrote:
> > trev wrote:
> > > The manual I have does specify "If the correct connector cable is
> > > connected, S-Video out will generally provide a higher quality output
> > > than Composite video out."
> > > I can't test this at the moment because although I have an S-Video
> > > connector at both ends I don't have an S-Video cable and am actually
> > > unsure if the picture could look any better anyway.
> > So what's keeping you from trying it? S-Video reproduces the picture
> > more accurately than composite. It shouldn't have artifacts like dot
> > crawl, which composite will likely have.
> > Check this page for more info:
> > http://nfg.2y.net/games/ntsc/
> > -WD
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