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Is there an S-Video to Coaxail cable?


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Paul Markey

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Posted April 13 2003 - 11:51 AM

My laptop has an S-Video out. My girfriend's TV doesn't have an S-Video in. Is there such a cable as an S-Video to Coaxail(or even SCART - as I'm in Europe), or is there another way to solve this?

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Chris PC

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Posted April 13 2003 - 01:20 PM

I used an adapter cable to connect a composite signal to an RF input on a small TV once. You might be able to get an S-video to composite transcoder and then stick and F adapter on the composite to run it into the TV. Its going to look like crap whatever you do. And the output must be interlaced, unless the TV is HDTV.
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#3 of 8 OFFLINE   kevin_hart

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Posted April 13 2003 - 02:39 PM

Both Monster Cable and Ultralink make an S-video to composite cable. Check out http://66.221.70.217....?category=be00

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   Andrew Pratt

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Posted April 14 2003 - 02:26 AM

Radio shack should have a converter as well. I'm using one on my VCR and it works fine for what I need it for.

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Posted April 14 2003 - 06:36 AM

[quote] My laptop has an S-Video out. My girfriend's TV doesn't have an S-Video in. Is there such a cable as an S-Video to Coaxail [quote]

Paul,

I'm not sure if you mean coaxial as you've stated or if you mean composite. If it's the latter than the converters already mentioned should work. I use the composite to S-video converter from Radio Shack that Andrew uses and I think (although I'm not positive) it can be used in the other direction as well, i.e., S-video to composite.

If you are indeed trying to connect S-video to a TV's coaxial (RF) type input you'll need a modulator like this (which accepts S-video as well as composite video). Then simply run a coaxial cable to the TV.

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#6 of 8 OFFLINE   Paul Markey

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Posted April 14 2003 - 01:05 PM

Thanks, fellers. Yeah, the TV only has two options: an RF or SCART (which you dont have in the US). More expensive TVs have the S-Video also. That modulator might be worth a shot. What would the picture quality be like?

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   Per Inge Larsson

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Posted April 15 2003 - 02:48 AM

Hello Do you know if the TV accepts s-video on the scart look in the manual for the tv atleast it accepts composite there is s-video to scart cables

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Christian Behrens

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Posted April 15 2003 - 05:47 AM

You're best bet IMO is getting a cable from http://www.svideo.com together with a composite to SCART adapter. Not too expensive and made for exactly what you describe. They have free shipping to anywhere in the US.

I have ordered a cable like you described myself, and might actually go for this Video AND audio cable.


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