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Thread: Problems with NVIDIA GEFORCE Go 7300 driver and Hisense TV

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    Angry Problems with NVIDIA GEFORCE Go 7300 driver and Hisense TV

    Greetings

    I had my previous Mythbuntu setup working well but then I tried to upgrade

    After getting things horribly screwed up with the machine hanging, not recognising the track-pad, not recognising that I had a TV, in the end I decided to re-install and that's when the fun (fun?) started.

    Here's the setup.

    Mythbuntu 12.04.2 on a Toshiba Satellite A100 with NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 7300. Display is via s-video cable to a Hisense TV Model HLS106T69PZ. No tuner yet - I'm testing with my ripped (legally!) DVD collection.

    Previously, everything just worked (in a display sense). Now, regardless of which driver I try (currently using "Version Current"), the best I can do (on the TV) is 1024 x 768. It is capable of 1920 x 1080. As you might imagine, the way it looks at the moment is woeful.

    Can anyone advise me as to how I should go about getting a better resolution than I currently have?

    Happy to supply any further details that might be useful.

    Be gentle with me please, Mythbuntu is rather new to me.

    Thanks and Regards

    Nigel.
    Last edited by prosmart; June 7th, 2013 at 12:18 PM.

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    Re: Problems with NVIDIA GEFORCE Go 7300 driver and Hisense TV

    s-video does not support video modes higher than about 1024x768 & even that is way beyond the usable limit.
    s-video is a usable match to SD DVD especially if the TV has a good scaler.

    You might get better picture using some other lower video mode.

    Can you use VGA ?..it is still capable of higher resolution & refreshrates than HDMI..

    The 7300 has no h/w for video decode.

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    Re: Problems with NVIDIA GEFORCE Go 7300 driver and Hisense TV

    Thanks for the input - much appreciated.

    In a moment of desperation I uninstalled all of the restricted NVIDIA drivers and associated bits and lo and behold I got a much more watchable screen.

    I'm putting this to bed for now until I can get the $$ together to build a halfway decent PVR box.

    Cheers

    Nigel

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