I'm an American, on an American Military Base, watching American TV on a made for the USA TV using s-video... lol ..
.. I think I said American a few too many times. Our Cable TV is provided by a company named Mediatti Cable/Broadband (No choice, have to use this company, but MAN DO THEY SUCK
). They supply us with about 20 state side channels (A few like Comedy Central, Showtime, History Channel, Discovery Channel, Military Channel, ABC, NBC, CBS and occasionally PBS), and a hand full of Japanese channels
All my stuff is built and purchased in the USA. Nothing is Japanese standard (I can't read Kanji to save my life, and whoah nelly I suck at speaking Japanese).
I'm not sure what the black and white issue is really. I do remember when I was messing with
tvtime or tvtune or something like that it was always black and white when running Cable TV through the PVR-150.
I'm thinking my 36" picture tube style TV just isn't up to the resolution needed to use it with a computer efficiently. I don't have any plans on getting a better TV until my 2 year old is old enough to know not to mangle the screen when Elmo is on (little red evil monster). I received some feedback in an Ubuntu forum a few months ago to mess with nvidia-settings, but that never did help the font clarity, it has always been next to impossible to read.
I'm still messing with it, but with out a remote I'm no better off than I was with plain Ubuntu and using Xine or Movie Player with my Keyboard and Mouse.
Thanks for the help and attention, I appreciate everyone's time,