s-video adapter?

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  1. Peter f

    Peter f Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi all,

    Anyone know if there is an adapter out there i can use to go from S-video to Coax? trying to connect a s-video source to a non -s-video tv..

    thanks
     
  2. Nicholas A. Gallegos

    Nicholas A. Gallegos Stunt Coordinator

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    S-video to coax? Not that I know of. Does the component in question only have an S-video output? No composite?

    I've seen S-video to composite converters, but in order to convert one of those signals to RF you'd need a modulator.
     
  3. Richard Burzynski

    Richard Burzynski Second Unit

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    Peter:

    You can do it for $25.

    You need 2 adapters both from Radio Shack:

    (1) SVideo to Composite (RCA) plug convertor $20

    (2) Composite (RCA) to Coax plug adapter $2 - ?

    Add tax and you'll be near $25.

    Note: Your TV will only receive Video this way - no audio

    Rich B.
     
  4. Dan Hine

    Dan Hine Screenwriter

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    Richard,

    I don't think that will work. The reason for saying that is b/c the composite signal is a line level video feed. If Peter tries to put a line level signal into the coax RF input he will get nothing.

    Peter,

    If you have a composite input then the first adapter that Richard spoke of will work for you. Have fun!

    Dan Hine
     
  5. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

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    If the TV has only the antenna coax jack for input, use as part #2 the USD $30.00 composite to coax adapter (RF modulator). Total cost will be USD $50.
    And there is even the method of feeding a TV with nothing but two screw terminals for the antenna. Get part #3, a 75 to 300 ohm transformer with a coax jack and two pigtail wires. I think this costs USD $5. at Radio Shack. (You still need the other two parts.)
    The sound can be put through the TV this way, although it is better to use a stereo set, even a boom box.
    Other video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  6. Selden Ball

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    And if you don't like all these bits and pieces of adapting one format to another and then to the next... you can spend about $150 and get an entry-level S-VHS VCR. It'll transcode any of the formats into the others (s-video, composite and RF). [​IMG]
     

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