[mythtv-users] TV manual says not to connect to a computer

Nick Rout nick at rout.co.nz
Mon Jun 11 10:39:25 UTC 2007


Richard Woelk wrote:
>
>
> Chandi Bernier wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> My TV is a Toshiba HD CRT and the manual says :
>>
>> NEVER CONNECT THIS TV TO A PERSONAL
>> COMPUTER (PC.) This TV is not intended for
>> use with a PC.
>>
>>
>> I've been connecting it to my laptop through SVIDEO for a year now
>> and the quality was excellent.
>>
>> Why do you think they would say that ? could it damage the TV ?
>>
>> Do you think it's better to connect it through DVI or SVIDEO since
>> it's a CRT ?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Chandi
>>   
> Chandi,
>
>     I had a Toshiba HD CRT as well (a 26HF84) and I used it for 2
> years via DVI-HDMI adapter (you'll get way better picture than using
> s-video)
> At first I had to find the right modeline, but now the nVidia drivers
> are mature enough to auto-detect it. I used mine with a 720p ATSC
> modeline I found on nvnews forums
>
> I think they put that in so that they don't have to field the tech
> support calls when it doesn't work, that tv is quite picky about the
> frequencies it gets.
>
> I'll be happy to help with xorg.conf if you need it, I still have ssh
> access to the myth box attached to it.
>
> Richard
>
>
>
you should add your config to the modeline database on the myth wiki:
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Modeline_Database



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