s-video <>Composite cable question

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  1. terry deto

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    Terry,

    You are missing a link to the cable. I'm taking a guess that the cable converts Composite to S-Video. Unfortunately, it will not improve your picture.

    If you have a receiver (or pre/pro) that does not switch composite to S-Video, you can use this kind of cable so that you only have to run one connection from the receiver to the TV.

    Take care.
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    Terry,

    That is the type product that I was talking about. Here's information from another company that sells a similar adapter. In this case the adapter is not integrated into the cable, it acts like a coupler.

    Finally a high quality S-Video to RCA converter that plugs directly into your equipment without the need for additional costly cabling. A miniaturized passive converter filtering circuit is built inside the slim contoured body. The design is small enough that it easily fits directly into crowded panel mounted S-Video and RCA jacks found on the back of today's A/V equipment. Perfect for solving video connection problems when not all components have composite and S-Video inputs or outputs. Its unique low signal loss circuitry allows two-way conversion from S-video to composite. Note: While this product will convert the composite RCA signal to be viewed on an S-Video input, the signal will only be as good as the original composite signal.

    Here is the link to the site:
    S-Video Converter
     
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    If your TV has a decent comb filter, composite all the way to the TV will give broadcasts a better picture compared with the use of the composite to S-video converters mentioned here.

    An expensive price to pay to get the convenience of just one cable going into the TV and fewer buttons to press on the remote.

    Video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
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    I agree with allen, while using this will make cabling easier it may be at the cost of quality. Maybe it is an acceptable amount of degeneration but personally if you can stick to composite.
     
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    ok,,
    thanks all!
     

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