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Old 09-04-2003, 03:55 PM   #1
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Poor TV Card video quality

I'm running Gentoo, and using both XawTV and TVTime, the picture quality from my ATI TV Wonder VE is very bad. Every channel has a fairly substantial loss of quality. I've had this problem numerous times, and have only seemed to fix it once. I just don't exactly know how I did it. All the modules I need are enabled, and this is my /etc/modules.d/bttv file. Sorry, I don't have a screenshot, but it's like a fuzzy antenna signal, but from the cable.
Old 09-04-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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I use XawTV and if you right click, a bunch of settings comes up and you just tinker with that (input: cable, antenna, digital, etc..)

Do you know how to get rid of that annoying XawTV icon on your desktop? I've been trying to get rid of it but it keeps coming back.
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I have all the broadcast and format settings right, but it still looks fuzzy and kinda gray. Sorry, don't know about the icon.
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i dont have any experience with ati cards but it sounds to me like the card option for the bttv module is set wrong. a quick peek in the bttv docs suggest cards numbered 63 and 64 for the ATI Tv Wonder thingy. so try those card numbers and see what happens.

<edit> sorry im in tech mode, have a look in your /etc/modules.conf (as root) there should be a line something like

options bttv card=xx radio=xx

try numbers 63 and 64 for the card number, after changing the file you'll have to rmmod bttv and run depmod.

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Old 09-16-2003, 11:59 AM   #6
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The option that is most likely set incorrectly is the tuner type. See our help page here:

Let me know if you're having troubles.
-Billy, tvtime author


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