TV on Projector without an S Video cable... How?

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  1. Dai Desch

    Dai Desch Auditioning

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    Hello to everyone on this board, I'm new here. For my birthday i'm planning on either getting an Epson Powerlite S1 or an Infocus X1. Due to my limited funds I can't upgrade to something better. I also can't make a custom sound system at the time being... so I'm planning on getting a basic 100 dollar surround system then slowly start purchasing all my audio parts.
    I want to use this front projector as my main TV, while I was at a retail store looking at the samples I noticed that it did not have a Coax input... only an S-Video with an RCA Audio/Video input. This is the problem, I was wondering how I can watch tv with this projector though I do not have an S-Video output in my house. How can I watch tv with this projector? Is it possible?
    I plan on using my computer also for this work, I've seen it called and "HTPC" in the primer. Would I be able to put my TV on my computer then put the computer on the projector, or would I be able to put S Video out from a extremely basic home theater system?

    Any input or help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance


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  2. adamKI

    adamKI Stunt Coordinator

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    You could use a VCR, cable box or Satellite receiver with an S-video out. In each case that would act as the TV tuner and the projector would simply accept the video signal from it.

    Also, the X1 has a composite input (single yellow RCA connector) so you could use that if your VCR/cable box doesn't have s-video.
     
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