[mythtv-users] System audio via PVR-350
joevph at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 2 19:28:41 UTC 2006
> This is one of those questions where one feels that the information is
> right there in the FAQ, but I'm somehow misinterpreting it and missing
> the obvious. Anyway, here goes...
> I have a new MythTV box with a couple of PVR-350s in it. They are
> European PAL PVR-350s, so the audio/video out is a split cable, one end
> of which terminates in a SCART connector, while the other end terminates
> in a 3.5 mm stereo jack.
> I can get audio direct from the PVR-350; that's not a problem. In fact,
> I get audio from the PVR-350 even if I uncheck the box telling MythTV to
> directly use the PVR-350 for this purpose, so I suspect that the SCART
> cable sends audio to the TV no matter what the software tries to do.
> The thing is, however, I want to send audio via the sound card, so I
> have the 3.5 mm connector plugged into the motherboard's on-board sound
> card. Unfortunately, I have no external amplifier or home cinema kit of
> any kind, so there's nothing for me to plug the sound card's Line Out
> Is it possible for me to somehow get system audio to be sent via the
> PVR-350's TV Out? I'd like to be able to use MythMusic to play OGG files
> via the television. The TV has no separate audio inputs, as it expects
> both audio and video to be fed in via the SCART connector.
> Can this be done, or am I stuck with no music until I get an external
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The PVR-350 will only output sound from MPEG files that it is playing, so
there is no way that you can have the system sounds be piped out through
What you'll probably need is a special cable (I don't know if one exists
or not) that will let you connect a graphics input and a separate audio
output, and have them sent to a SCART output for your TV. - a SCART
combiner cable of sorts. If it doesn't exist, it should be fairly easily
to make one, if you have the skills.
I've always hated SCART since I was introduced to it, and this kind of
situation doesn't make it like it any more. Wish I could help more,
perhaps somebody who uses SCART (I'm in North America) has more
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