[mythtv-users] Nvidia FX5200 with Westinghouse LVM-47w1
Bill at explosivo.com
Tue Jan 30 15:02:14 UTC 2007
I have to say that I am absolutely amazed by the desktop display on the westinghouse. I had some icky artifcats and other strange gook on the screen, but once I got the modeline right (or what I think is) and the nvidia driver set up right - the picture was amazingly clear and solid. Super happy with it. SD may not be as good as it
This box has a PVR350 and PVR500 in it. I am not using the PVR350 for output.
There are two issues that still bug me.
Prob #1) I connected my FX5200 from my DVI to the DVI-2 connector on the TV. Everything looks perfect! The desktop gives me no issues, playback in myth gives me no issues, mplayer direct on the screen is fine. However, if I move through the menus in MythTV quickly, it begins to get funky. Basically it seems like the TV goes and resets itself. Then comes back. There is a slight pop from the speakers. Once it starts happening, it happens each time I move the selector in the menus. If I go to a playback it does not happen, or if I go back to the desktop its fine. Only in the myth menuing. (Which looks perfect by the way). I tried turning off OpenGL rendering and the same problem.
Last night I had a dream. I dreamt that during my unpackaging of the LVM-47w1 I saw an paper insert that showed the two DVI ports on the back of the tv. In my dream one was indicated as being 1080i and the other 1080p. I call this a dream since I cannot for the life of me find it. Also, the manual shows both being 1080p. But the manual is for two models.
Regardless, I swapped it over to DVI-1 and have not been able to replicate the problem. But I did not have a chance to put it back on DVI-2 (had to go to work). Also, there may have been recording going on last night, but not this morning.
The log files are empty of any indication of a problem.
Prob #2) I am just throwing this in, since it is bothering me. My fading menus have gone away at some point last night. It happened sometime after I added in my FX5200 card and before I gave up for the night. Part of that was moving from the xorg "nv" driver to the actual "nvidia" drivers. In my STFW, I came across a transparency tip.
-------- http://gentoo-wiki.com/Xorg_X11_and_Transparency#MythTV_problem -------------
You must tell MythTV not to use XVideo to get proper transparency when using nVidia drivers. To do this define the NO_XV environment variable. With bash:
I am not sure when it stopped, but it could have been when I changed over to nvidia from nv. I am thinking the fading uses transparencies...
Thanks for any help
ModelName "LCD Panel 1920x1080"
HorizSync 31.5 - 90.0
VertRefresh 60.0 - 60.0
ModeLine "1920x1080p" 148.5 1920 2024 2072 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 -hsync -vsync
Option "ModeValidation" "NoMaxPClkCheck, NoEdidMaxPClkCheck"
Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
Viewport 0 0
Modes "1920x1080p""1280x1024" "1280x960" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
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