[linux-dvb] Scart Pin 8 (TV turns on)

Graeme Hilton graeme.hilton at fishter.org.uk
Sat Jul 23 00:53:32 CEST 2005

Hanno Mueller wrote:
> Hello,
> Scart cable connections have the nasty habit of turning on the TV and
> switching to AV when a video source is swichted on. Very annoying,
> especially when my Linux vdr turns itself on in the middle of the night
> to record a tv show and the tv awakes from standby, too, blasting sound
> in the living room.
> So far, I found out that Pin 8 is the reason for this. But I also read
> that I should not just disconnect it, as Pin 8 is used for both the
> "look at me" signal (12 volts) and the "this is widescreen" signal (6
> volts).
> Is there any software or driver setting I can use to avoid this?

Maybe this is too simple...  turn the tv off properly, or pull the plug
from the wall, or set the default volume to very low.

Graeme Hilton

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