rca on one end s-video the other. will i be able to get this?

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  1. TonyD

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    so i need an rcas-video cable made does anyone make this.
    i need about 15 feet.
    what should expect to pay for that if i find a place that will put this together?
     
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    You can buy such a thing, but the results won't be pretty. If you're trying to feed video from a composite [yellow jack] out to a S-Video in, there'll be the cruddiest kind of capacitive filter inside, and your PQ will be dreadful. Going the other way is a trick too. What's your application? Now, if you had an old Amiga monitor with two RCAs for the separate Y and C, those would match just fine with an S-video breakout cable.
     
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    nothing needing good pq.
    just running the menu from my denon 3308 to a very small b & w tv close to the seating area.
     
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    And the 3308 doesn't have a composite output? Hard to believe! In that case, however, you don't need to worry about the chroma, so you can just connect the centre wire to the Y conductor in back of the S-Video connector and the outer conductor to the shield of the S connector. In fact you can do it yourself, if you have any skill at soldering, just snip off the end of a standard composite cable, strip, solder onto the appropriate pads of a stock S connector, and you're there. Or, of course, you could tap the Y connector of the component video output, as long as the player isn't set for progressive scan.
     
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    Radio Shack sells a small composite-to-svideo filter plug for about $15.
     

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