[mythtv-users] How to output to Standard TV
nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 22:56:41 UTC 2010
On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Vince Coen <vbcoen at btconnect.com> wrote:
> On Thursday 18 Feb 2010, Nick Rout wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Vince Coen <vbcoen at btconnect.com> wrote:
>> > On Thursday 18 Feb 2010, Gavin Whitehead wrote:
>> >> Folks,
>> >> I am in the process of spec'ing my first HTPC. It will be Xubuntu with
>> >> MythTV. I will use it as a DVR and rip my DVDs and CDs to it. It will
>> >> have a couple of tuners in it so that we can combine FreeView and
>> >> FreeSat (I am UK based).
>> >> So far the hardware looks like this:
>> >> Motherboard: GA-MA785GM-US2H
>> >> Processer: Athlon II X2 240e
>> >> Tuner 1: WinTV NOVA TD-500
>> >> Tuner 2: WinTV NOVA HD-S2
>> >> No graphics card
>> >> Initially I will not be 'doing' HD; no Blu-Ray and no HD TV (this will
>> >> change but not for 6 months or so).
>> >> My concern is how to connect the HTPC to my Standard TV (Panasonic
>> >> TX-28PL10).
>> >> The Gigabyte motherboard has D-SUB, DVI-D and HDMI.
>> >> The TV has SCART, S-Video and RCA (composite video - yellow, plus sterio
>> >> audio red/white). The RCA is currently used for the Wii.
>> >> How can I get the HTPC connected to the TV?
>> > Had the same situation. Got a Nvidia card in my case, a Geforce 210 Cuda
>> > (from PC World) it was in the 30 pound price area.
>> > Install it and via the Bios remove the onboard vga functions, i.e.,
>> > disable it. Reboot and go into graphic setup for your distro and check
>> > the settings, then you will have to go into myth control panel and tell
>> > it to use Nvidia driver. Having done all that and rebooted ajust settings
>> > using the Nvidia control app... Sorted.
>> so what outputs did that card have?
> Std Vga, DVI, Svideo
> Others have a hdmi but when I tested it, it did not provide o/p to a monitor.
> My son said that was'n't what it was for, eg to a rapsody type device that in
> turn went to the TV/monitor etc.
I am really not sure what you mean!
The ideal card for someone who has an SD TV but is likely to upgrade
would be a card with s-video and hdmi out. s-video plus DVI (like
yours) is a close second.
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