[mythtv-users] Re: PVR-350 TV-out problems
trailer at netcom.no
Sat Sep 24 15:02:38 UTC 2005
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Sendt: 24. september 2005 02:37
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Emne: Re: [mythtv-users] PVR-350 TV-out problems
On 23/09/05, P.O. Siggerud <trailer at netcom.no> wrote:
> Hi all! This is my first post here, so maybe I should tell a little
> about my setup..
> I just started using MythTV, and I'm very impressed. Installing it was
> pretty straight forward, and after some configuration it's working
> The setup:
> I have one Gentoo backend machine placed in a storage room.. it is
> but I'm using vnc to remote control som downloads etc. from my laptop.
> As frontend, I'm using a Xbox with the XBMCMythTV script.. everything
> the EPG works fine. For scheduling and watcing recordings, I'm using
> laptop and mythweb/DSMyth.
> MythTV 0.18.1-r1
> Ivtv: 0.2.0_rc3-r5
> The plan:
> 1. To use the PVR-350 tv-out to transmit video via a wireless AV
system to a
> regular 21" PAL TV in my bedroom closet. The wireless system also
> has a IR transmitter/receiver , so I can (hopefully) use my remote
This will probably degrade the video quality a fair bit. Is it too far
to use a good quality S-Video cable?
> 2. To install another PVR-card. I can't really decide if I should biy
> another PVR350.. or PVR500. Prices on these cards are about the same
> Norway. anyone with experience?
If it's going in the same box, there's little point getting another
PVR-350. I'd go for a -500 or -150 card, depending on how many tuners
> The Problem:
> I'm getting picture on the TV-screen/PVR350 output, butI can't seem to
> XV support working .. so the video is quite choppy and useless so
Video choppy outside of MythTV itself? MythVideo will make use of the
XV support when launching mplayer or xine. In MythTV, make sure that
Use 'PVR-350 decoder' is checked in the frontend setup.
> Is there a solution to this?
Use the latest version of the X driver, make sure it's loading in your
xorg.conf file, and upgrade your ivtv drivers.
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Thanks for all your replies.. I've tried some of your solutions, and it
seems like I'm almost there now..
I upgraded the ivtvdev/x driver to the latest version (0.10.6), which is
supposed to have hardware rendering/XV support
Then I upgraded ivtv to 0.3.8 which is the latest stable in Gentoo
Modprobe ivtv now gave me a warning about some buggy firmware, so I
installed the recommended ones for enc/dec :
ivtv: Encoder revision: 0x02040011
ivtv: Decoder revision: 0x02020023
The problem is now the ivtv-fb module.. it cant be loaded at all..
"modprobe ivtv-fb" (as root of course) gives me:
FATAL: Error inserting ivtv_fb (/lib/modules/126.96.36.199/extra/ivtv-fb.ko):
Operation not permitted
And this line appears in dmesg :
ivtv-osd: Specified card (id 0) is either not present or does not
support TV out.
I've googled for a few hours now.. looks like there are some other
people with the same problem.. but can't find any solutions.. is this
One more thing: this is the first time i've ever used mailing lists. Am
I doing things right?
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