BTTV card

Jonathan McLoughlin jonathan.mcloughlin at
Tue Jun 13 22:40:10 UTC 2006

Looks like my idea of outputting video to the TV will have to hold off
On the back their is coax input audio jack output and a yellow video
feed(can you confirm this is for input??)
My lspci looks similar to

0000:02:0a.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878
Video Capture (rev 02)
0000:02:0a.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio
Capture (rev 02)

On 6/13/06, ubuntu at <ubuntu at> wrote:
> Jonathan McLoughlin wrote:
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > I have recently got an old TV card BTTV bt878
> > I am not worried really with input, what I want to do is use the
> > output to connect to my TV to watch movies, DVDs etc.....
> > I presume I am going to have to start editing xorg.conf, wondering if
> > anyone had any experience with this and would like to offer any
> > advice?
> >
> bt878 is video input.  It doesn't output as far as I'm aware.  If your
> TV card can output, then it's using a different chipset for that.  Most
> of the old simple TV tuner cards don't have output.
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