[linux-dvb] Adding a NTSC switch.

Oliver Endriss o.endriss at gmx.de
Sat Mar 25 13:46:32 CET 2006

C.Y.M wrote:
> VDR User wrote:
> > I was told the guys who code the Nexus-S firmware are on this list and I
> > should post my suggestion here...
> > 
> > Are there any plans to add an option to the firmware to have it start up in
> > or default to NTSC mode?  There are many NTSC users who output to tv rather
> > than a computer monitor and it's hard to configure things when all you can
> > see is a rolling screen.  I'm suprised this issue hasn't been addressed
> > already!
> > 
> > Thanks!
> > 
> I proposed a patch last week which gives users a switch for the drivers, but
> have not heard any response.

Sorry, my time is very limited these days. :(

> Also, you can use mplayer to get the firmware into 
> NTSC mode before you start VDR. The driver patch just prevents the firmware from
> jumping to PAL once it gets an initial lock onto a NTSC signal.  It would sure
> be nice thought to have two versions of the FW.. one that defaults directly to NTSC.

Hm - just run
  v4lctl setnorm ntsc
after loading the drivers.

(v4lctl is shipped with the xawtv package.)

Do we really need a module parameter for that?


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