RCA Composite to S VHS?

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  1. ChrisFR

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    I need to attach my VHS player to my AV Receiver.

    All of my other devices (DVD/CABLE Etc.) are connected using S VHS.

    I would like to use S VHS with my VCR but it doesn't have SVHS out or in. Is it ok to use an adaptor or an RCA to SVHS cable? I know the signal will not be S VHS quality but will the AV Receiver now see the VCR as an S VHS device?

    Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Chris, welcome to the Forum!

    Actually, “S-VHS” is a VCR – aka “Super-VHS.” The connection you’re talking about is S-video. Don’t feel bad; it’s easy to confuse the two. Especially since S-VHS VCRs are the only ones that come with S-video connections! [​IMG]

    You can’t use an adapter, you need a converter. Radio Shack sells a cheap one for abut $20. As you already know, it won’t give you S-VHS picture quality from the VCR, but it will make the signal compatible with the rest of your set up.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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