RCA to S-Video, moved post

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  1. JimHal

    JimHal Stunt Coordinator

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    I originally had this in "Building a Home Theater". It probably should be located here. So here we go...
    I currently have an RCA to S-Video adapter for my VCR. I was wondering if you can buy an S-Video cable and terminate one end with an RCA plug.
    Could you just group the four wires inside an S-Video cable into two and then terminate with the RCA end?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Bill Catherall

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    Nope. The converter box you have has hardware in it that converts the signal. Composite and S-video signals are completely different. You can't plug one into the other.
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  3. Matt Cook

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    You can buy adaptors to go on the end of the cable www.Jaycar.com.au here is australia have them PA-3574 $4.95
    or about $2.50 US.
     
  4. rich r

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    Matt Your Part # does not match up!!
    Does any one have a schmetic for and S-Video to 3-RCA adapter??
    If a conveter of some sort is needed, how does is work??
    thanks In Advance
     
  5. Bill Catherall

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    Jim and Rich...exactly what are you trying to achieve by using RCA type jacks with an S-video signal? If we knew your reasoning, perhaps we can make better suggestions.
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  6. JimHal

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    I do have an adapter now. I use it to convert my VCR to S-Video going into my reciever. I use my receiver for video switching.
    I was just looking for a way to get rid of the adapter.
     
  7. JimHal

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    Does anyone know what the "insides" of one of these adapters looks like. Is it possible to make your own in-line in a cable.
     
  8. rich r

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    I am also intending to use this cable for signal going into my reciever from my VCR.
     
  9. Walt Meger

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    try partsexpress.com the desired inline adaptors, one for S-video to RCA and one for RCA to S-video, are featured in their latest flyer(got mine today) about $4 each. they are quite small and go inline on the cable ends.
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  10. Bill Catherall

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    So I guess then I'm wondering why you're putting a composite signal through an S-video input. You're not going to get a better picture. It still isn't a native S-video signal. Is it simply because you don't have enough inputs on your TV? I say just keep it simple and run your composite signal through the RCA input of the TV (or receiver if you need to). If your receiver can do S-video switching then certainly it can do composite switching.
    Actually, I'm willing to bet that you can get a better picture running the composite signal from the VCR into the composite input ("RCA") of the TV then you can through the S-video. The reason is because (as I understand it) the S-video input by-passes the comb filter of the TV. Your adapter probably has a comb filter in it, and it's probably not a very good one. I'm willing to be wrong on this, but that's what I'm thinking.
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    [Edited last by Bill Catherall on September 15, 2001 at 12:32 AM]
     

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