standard cable to s-video

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  1. Christopher^S^

    Christopher^S^ Auditioning

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    I will be getting a new VCR and A/V receiver and would like to know if..... i have the Comcast cable coax coming into the VCR will it change that signal to S-video (the VCR will have an S-video out) to go into the receiver? I would like to have the receiver do all the video switching though s-video into the TV.

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    Christopher W. E. Smith
     
  2. Chun Lam

    Chun Lam Agent

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    It depends on the VCR. Almost all will convert a coax signal to standard RCA composite. I'm not sure about S-Video.
     
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    Christopher^S^ Auditioning

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    If some will and some will not, can someone tell me a good VCR that will (for $150 or less)?
     
  4. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    You are talking about a SVHS VCR and these will usually output SVideo.

    Are you trying to get all your outputs to be Svideo? There is a $20 part from Radio Shack called a "Composite to SVideo" adaptor that takes the single, yellow output (called Composite) from a device and converts it to SVideo.

    The quality wont be ... great, but it does work.
     

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