Questions tagged [tv]

A TV, or television, is a device that allows the user to watch streaming video content. Some TVs allow connection to a computer so that they can be used as a monitor.

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Where do I find a firmware/driver for the "Freenet TV" DVB-T2 USB stick?

I recently switched my parent's laptop from Windows to Ubuntu 20.04. They use an USB dongle marketed by "Freenet TV" to watch German terrestrial TV when on holidays. This stick seems not to ...
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Adjust for TV option missing in Ubuntu 22.04

I love Linux and Ubuntu and have installed Ubuntu 22.04 on 3 of my PC's on 23 April 2022 one of which is connected to a TV and has some over scan issues where the picture is too big for TV screen. I ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 apt installed kaffeine won't record and snap kaffeine never runs

I have had kaffeine running really reliably for many years, but recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04, and kaffeine was still running. I realised the other day that I cannot record any TV programmes now - ...
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Media center (Ubuntu on Intel NUC) won't recognize tv as monitor after away time

I have an Intel NUC media PC running Ubuntu 20.04. On my old TV everything worked fine, recently upgraded to an OLED TV. When turning on the PC everything works fine but after turning the TV off for a ...
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Automatically reduce resolution to that of the smallest monitor upon connecting new monitor?

I have a monitor and a TV I use sometimes. The monitor is 4k, used at 2560x1440 resolution - except when the TV is connected I need to manually reduce the resolution to 1080, and then manually set it ...
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Casting Video and Audio from Ubuntu to an Apple TV

I am using airplay.jar at the moment to mirror my screen. I can not see my mouse but at least it is helpful to mirror screen. I am looking for solutions to stream Audio and video to my apple tv from ...
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Microphone not detected after HDMI output

This seems similar as Headphone & microphone plug not detected if sound output device is HDMI I want to share my Ubuntu 21.04 screen with a TV screen (thus having 2 screens). I also want to ...
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How to disable a Laptop's Native Monitor via Command Line - Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 18.04, how can I disable a laptop's native monitor completely, using only the command line, in a manner where the laptop will only use an external monitor exclusively? Background: My uncle's ...
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Wrong IR keytable loaded for Hauppauge soloHD TV

I have a Hauppauge soloHD TV USB device on Ubuntu Focal (20.04 LTS). When it is inserted, the wrong key table seems to be loaded by the kernel (also fails on Groovy 20.10) [25082.688138] usb 1-1: new ...
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How can I hide my laptop from my TV? (Samsung Smart TV)

On our computer, which is used by whole family, we have AllShare app installed for watching films from computer on TV. Smehow, my laptop appeared in the same place as our computer on the TV with name ...
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Samsung TV blinking/blanking when connected via a HDMI cable - how do I get it stable?

I'm attempting to use a TV as an external monitor for my laptop, connecting with a HDMI cable. When I plug the cable into HDMI 1 (on the TV, the laptop only has a single HDMI port) both the laptop ...
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Problem connecting old desktop with Ubuntu 20.04 to LG tv

I installed ubuntu 20.04 to an old Dell Optiflex 755 desktop connected via VGA cable to a LG 32LD420 tv. With the default resolution 1024x768, the tv display was ok. I tried to configure it to ...
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Why is my screen glitching

I have the PC hooked up to show the video and audio from my TV through the VGA port. Sometimes when I'm typing or when a cable moves, the screen starts glitching out and it usually only lasts a few ...
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How to run TV through HDMI and control by TV Remote?

I am thinking to find a ubuntu application that will run TV on my LED Monitor over HDMI and changes channels by TV Remote. Not just TV, also youtube channels, and podcasts too. I just saw an article ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Tower Cannot Connect to New TV

So, I have a common - and yet specifically strange - problem. I have had a PC Tower running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS hooked up to a TV as my media computer for years now. I upgraded to a newer TV, but the ...
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Rygel won't share .mpg files to my Hisense TV

Am running Ubuntu 20.04 server (fresh install) on a computer on my home network. After some effort (adding renderer: Network Manager to /etc/netplan/00-installer-config.yaml) I was able to share media ...
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TV doesn't work with custom resolution

I use to run Windows 10 on my computer and use my TV as an extended screen with resolution 1776x1000. I installed kubuntu 20.04 yesterday and I can't get it to work properly with my TV. I didn't see ...
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When I connect my TV to my laptop via HDMI, the TV is not detected until I try to change my background or run xrandr

When I connect my TV's HDMI input to my laptop's HDMI-out port, the TV is not detected. The HDMI icon on the TV input menu is greyed out but I am strangely still able to select it. When I select ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 won't transmit to TV

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 as that was the last version supported for Windows XP 32-bit on a Dell Inspiron laptop. The computer has an S-video port that I connected with an adapter cable to a TV's RCA ...
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4K TV as monitor in Kubuntu - display offset

My lounge media computer recently started being used as a web development platform so I put Kubuntu on, 19.10. It is offsetting the display on an LG 4K TV UJ635V through an Nvidia 1030. Offset is ...
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HDMI issues using Samsung AU55RU8000WXXY as monitor

I have been happily using my Samsung tv as a monitor for my Ubuntu based mythtv system, but over the last couple of weeks it has become unreliable. Sometimes the Tv connects to the pc, but more often ...
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Watch Hallmark Channel on my laptop?

I would like to watch the Hallmark Channel on my laptop computer, but Hallmark says it requires Windows to operate. Does Linux software exist to be able to stream Hallmark TV w/Ubuntu? I've run ...
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Turn off all monitors while watching VLC media on TV

Sometimes I like to watch VLC media on my TV connected to the HDMI port on my laptop and I now have to: Start VLC on the TV: Positioned on the TV by CCSM. The screen saver is being turned off by VLC....
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Drivers for LG 32LK 330 UB TV?

I got a LG Tv model 32LK330 UB. Monitor Preferences is showing it as a Goldstar 52 inch HDMI-0. The picture quality is not as good as it should be. Do I need a driver for it? Thanks
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Ubuntu 18.04: Black screen on boot connected to Samsung TV

I have a problem with my 3 year old 'htpc' computer stationed in my living room, running Ubuntu 18.04. After the Asus UEFI/BIOS splash screen, the screen gets black and the system is totally freezed. ...
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18.04 TV reproducing screen until login then after login just beaver

I have a Lenovo Idea-pad running 18.04. It is connected to a Samsung TV with a HDMI cable. On booting the laptop the TV mimics the computer screen until the login screen which comes up on the laptop ...
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How to get HDMI devices to just work?

Dell Vostro 2025 64-bit Dual booting: Ubuntu 18.04.03 LTS Bionic Beaver Windows 10 Home 1 HDMI port HDA Intel PCH (?) sound card/chipset (from aplay – see below) In Windows I just plug ...
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VGA red secondary screen problem

When I connect my VGA cable from PC to TV ICARUS IC-LED32H-B/HK all colors became black and red. Can someone help me with this problem, please? Cable is fine (tested on another screen). Thank you.
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Can't detect my TV using HDMI

I have tried to watch a movie on TV by connecting my lap top using HDMI cable. But I couldn't connect it. I have tried several codes. Now I have faced another problem as Red color dot on right top ...
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How to watch digital TV (ISDB-T) on ubuntu?

I have an ISDB-T USB receiver. On VLC I can plug it in and if I select DVB-T I can scan the bands but no channels are found. Is there a specific option for ISDB-T?
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VLC player has gigantic menu text and buttons, how to make them smaller?

could you tell me how to make VLC players text smaller on my TV, things seem to get bigger on it. Thanks
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User logged out when TV is turned off and on again

A computer running Ubuntu 17.10 and Gnome is connected to a single monitor (Sony Bravia TV) via HDMI. While logged in with applications open if the TV is turned off and back on again the user will be ...
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How to make kodi as default media player

Kodi player looks better then vlc. because in kodi i can create my own add-ons in python and it is easy to do. so i want to set it default. how to use kodi as default media player it is not default
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How can i connect ubuntu 17.10 to my LG Smart TV

I installed ubuntu 17.10 normally and just want to duplicate my screen on my LG Smart TV, i have normal wifi but Miraclecast doesnt work for me and the intel WiDi thingy for linux is just code and i ...
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Looking for ways to watch PS Vue on Ubuntu

PS Vue does not allow linux users to stream their content over any browsers. I know some people got Vue to work on Kodi, I am not one of them. Is there an way to get ROKU (which I know has a windows ...
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How can I install a Hauppauge WinTV HVR1110 card in Ubuntu 16.04?

I have a (slightly old now, but still working) Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1110 analogue/digital tuner card. I haven't used it for years, but I remember back in about Ubuntu 10.04 it worked fine in Linux. I ...
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Ubuntu 16.10 won't maintain resolution settings on 4k TV

I built an Ubuntu 16.10 PC, with a GTX 1080 card, and have it running into a new Sony 75" 4k HDR screen. I am running the latest Nvidia drivers. Problem: the screen resolution defaults for 1920 x ...
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My DVBT (it9135) doesn't work...Please Help

My DVBT (it9135) doesn't work. The output of lsusb command is: me@mydesktop:~$ lsusb Bus 001 Device 005: ID 04f2:0833 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd Bus 001 Device 004: ID 093a:2510 Pixart Imaging, ...
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No sound through HDMI on my NUC

I have a new Kaby lake NUC. HDMI is listed as an option in 'Sound Settings' and if I open pavucontrol I can see the 'sound monitor bar' flickering up and down when I play a youtube video, but no sound ...
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Can't get beyond desktop on TV screen on dual display setup

Using older PC running Ubuntu. Trying to stream video to HD TV via VGA cable. On startup, desktop visible on both PC Monitor and TV screen. Mouse is shown and active on PC screen only. Can run ...
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Build a iptv server using ubuntu and a satelite dish

My mom father, systers and brothers (huge family) all of them had satelite dishes untill i introduced Android tv box to them. I went to some sites that offers persian channels online i borrowes the ...
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Install Captvty in 16.04 under Wine

Looking for a specialized tool to search, watch and download online videos from French tv stations and especially from arte tv, Captvty seems one of the most powerful, the main advantage being that it ...
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16.10 broke my MythTV

I just upgraded from 16.04.1 to 16.10, and now MythTV 0.28 is broken. It worked fine in 16.04.1. Specifically it's the mythtv-frontend that's broken. It won't start, and this throws this error: *** ...
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Is the Astrometa DVB-T2 usb stick working on Ubuntu?

I tryed to run DVB-T2 channels with Astrometa DVB-t2 on Ubuntu. I installed Linux firmware nonfree and media build. After this I installed w_scan. If I scan channels with w_scan I make channels.xpsf ...
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How do I stream live TV in Ubuntu 16.04

Trying to stream live TV; but sys requires Adobe update. Caught in a loop so how do I stream w/ Adobe or other Flash player?
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Old avermedia tv tuner not detected

I have an internal tv tuner that the system detects as a usb card (avermedia a301). I have been trying to install its drivers but the process crashes everytime as the drivers were built for older ...
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No sound using Displayport to HDMI connected to TV Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop connected to a TV HDMI input using Displayport as an output from the PC. The problem is that I don't have sound. Even when I tried to change the sound hardware I ...
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How to run in low resolution 640x480

I need to reduce the resolution to 640x480 to connect to my tv that can detect only that resolution.Any idea on how to do it so that my laptop screen resolution doesn't get affected? Ubuntu 14.04 can'...
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xrandr: S-Video TV display problems

I'm having some troubles with xrandr and S-Video/Composite output in Ubuntu 14.04. Right now I have 3 displays plugged into my computer: VGA, DVI, and TV (S-Video/Composite, not sure about the ...
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Use only one monitor at a time? [duplicate]

How can I tell Ubuntu to automatic turn the primary screen of when I connect a secondary screen? Case: I have my primary monitor connected through a Display port, and sometimes I connect a tv through ...
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