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Users / Re: TV keeps crashing!
« on: September 25, 2007, 05:56:17 am »
I have yet to install the latest LMCE update, so i'm not sure if this problem has been fixed...

I have... it hasn't.    ???

Users / Re: Audio not in sync with DVD and/or ripped DVD videos
« on: September 25, 2007, 05:34:28 am »
1audio -- do you see this with your implementation(s)?

It seems pretty constant from disk to disk.  It's so subtle that most don't notice until I point it out.

I can live with it... although, it's just another straw on the camel's back so to speak.  The good still outweighs the bad.

Users / Re: 1080i and 1080p gone after update?
« on: September 25, 2007, 05:20:27 am »
I experienced that too.

(All my stuff is on the supported list.)

I'm having the exact same problem.

Sound card: Built in with the daughter board that provides optical out
Tuner: PVR-150

I'm trying things from the Configuring_Digital_Sound link provided above but nothing has worked yet.

I'll keep working on it and let you know what I discover -- if you come up with a solution, please advise.  I'm sure we're not the only two.

Users / Re: Audio not in sync with DVD and/or ripped DVD videos
« on: September 22, 2007, 07:46:49 pm »
Switched from analog/stereo to digital/optical -- no help.   Still don't know why my audio is out of sync.   :(

Users / Audio not in sync with DVD and/or ripped DVD videos
« on: September 21, 2007, 06:08:23 am »
My audio (when playing either ripped DVDs or DVD drive based videos) is slightly off.  It seems a little worse when playing DVD's.  By slightly off I mean fractions of a second, but noticeable by all in the house.

Audio is in sync when watching both live and recorded Mythtv.

Can anyone help or point me in the right direction.  I'm (pleasantly) surprised to see this isn't shared by many.

Dual core AMD
Analog audio out from the motherboard (I have the digital out, but not in use yet)
HD component out from the motherboard
Plasma: Panny

Installation issues / Re: Getting Resolution to Work on my new TV
« on: September 21, 2007, 05:34:39 am »
I had similar issues with DVI->HDMI using 720p/1080i with a different TV and nvidia 6xxx.  I got it to work due to one or more of the following:

* Updated my BIOS to the latest (1001 for my ASUS)
* Updated my nvidia drivers:
* Different combinations of frequencies in the Wizard

Got it!

Changed the following in the MythTV setting table:

GuiWidth                           1750     
GuiHeight                            976       
GuiOffsetX                            90       
GuiOffsetY                            34       
GuiSizeForTV                          0         
GuiVidModeResolution  1920x1080
TVVidModeResolution  1920x1080

To match my 1080i nvidia settings.

I've shot myself in the foot with my Mythtv config that seems to also be affecting LinuxMCE.  (I'm a novice at both.)

Question: Is it possible to reset my Mythtv installation without reloading LinuxMCE from the DVD install?

Here's what's happening (as a result of me attempting to resolve other issues with Mythtv):  When I navigate to "Media->TV" from the Hybrid, MythTV starts and sets my screen size to a smaller window on my TV.  I have a 50" screen and the display shrinks to what looks like about 17" diag.  (side note: the PVR-150 TV image quality is the best I've seen on my setup so far -- just a little small!)

Strange thing is, when I exit Mythtv, the screen stays that size so I only see a portion of the LinuxMCE interface (not shrunk, but just a 17" window into the full display).

A full reboot fixes this (until I go into MythTV again).

I'm not sure where to look to resolve.  Obviously I've messed up my Mythtv settings, but not being able to get full screen again tells me perhaps something else has been affected.


I did indeed have a bad analog interface card that came with the motherboard.  I exchanged the entire board for another and the install went flawless.  It turns out the R of the RGB was flaky.  (Also, the new board came with 1001 pre-installed.)

One note: I decided to replace my linux firewall/Squid/Dansguardian system I built years ago with this one.  DG is an internet filter (I have young children) and it may have been blocking some of linuxmce's access (blocked binary downloads, etc.).  I'll set up DG as a proxy on a stick for our home computers.  This also makes it easier to get to the command prompt via the net using ssh, etc.  (The single nic with eth0 and eth0:0 was ugly.)

Of course, "flawless" might be a little strong: Mythtv is giving me fits, but there's another thread running with others having the same issues.

Installation issues / Re: Recomended hardware doesn't work. Does anything?
« on: September 15, 2007, 07:35:11 pm »
It works!!!

Thank you 1audio!

I'm not sure if it was:

  • Updating the bios from 0901 to 1001
  • Updating the nVidia drivers per instructions on the wiki
  • stumbling on the right combination of video options in the AVWizard

I'm using the DVI out of the ASUS M2NPV-VM -> DVI-HDMI converter cable -> Panasonic plasma.

I sure wish I could remove the original rant -- looks silly when I re-read.   ::)

Now on to other (more fun) issues...  but at least I know it's possible with my hardware.

Installation issues / Re: Recomended hardware doesn't work. Does anything?
« on: September 15, 2007, 05:45:46 pm »
1) Check that you have the latest Bios. Its 1001. They may still be using 0304 on production boards and it doesn't work right with Linux.
2) Asus hardware isn't always perfect. You could have a bad analog interface card or cable.
3) How did you install? CD's or DVD?
4) At the video wizard press 1 for DVI, 2 for VGA and I think 3 for component. Check the Wiki for other options.. You may have been in composite mode or something else. Check the xorg.conf file to see how its set.

1audio -- thanks for your help:

1) The first thing i did before installing anything was update to 0901 as recommended.  1001 is beta, but it's worth a try -- I'll do that - thanks.
2) It shows full color when displaying the ASUS splash screen, [Update: this was an error on my part as the ASUS splash screen doesn't show red -- I want this to be clear in case anyone in the future has this problem -- see below, it was a bad MB video out card] so I'm thinking it's a driver issue.  I've since switched from component to DVI-HDMI -- colors are good during the wizard, but I get no video when it reboots (I hear her talking, but just have a blank screen -- both my vga monitor and DVI outs are blank.)
3) I installed clean using the DVD. (in fact, have reinstalled several times just to clean the slate)
4) Thank you, that is helpful -- I'm vi'ing the xorg.conf file now.

Sorry about my rant -- I thought by getting the recommended hardware, I could bypass issues with nVidia drivers etc., and get to work customizing this thing.

My rant wasn't helpful -- but your response is.

<Ignore this silly rant... I got it working, see posts below.>

I have a new Asus M2NPV-VM -- the recommended/tested/working motherboard used in the convincing video.  I spent over $1,000 on hardware -- all on the "recommended" list.  Today -- none of it works.

The component RGB didn't work -- it looked like the R of the RGB was disconnected.  I tried everything I know and everything from these forums and others.  Didn't work.

I am a unix admin, and have had a heck of a time even getting to the term prompt to test, vi, etc...  I still can't -- and am loosing interest.

Then I tried the DVI output thinking I could go from the DVI-D to HDMI of my Panny.  Looked pretty good at first... the wizard then asked me what sound options I wanted... I chose analog two speaker and that's where it eneded.  The Panny interface went black and my pc monitor showed the wizard screen back and where you choose your video options... only, you could only see about a 16th of the screen.  (What happened to the audio test?)

OK, so the RGB and the DVI didn't work on the recommended motherboard -- what did they use in the video? VGA?  (They don't say.)

I'm tired of this -- to those of you lurking, this doesn't work as advertised.  Look elsewhere.  Some of us will continue to waste our evenings and weekend to get a crappy conglomerate of programs working... but if you're looking for a media center... well, it aint here.

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