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converting svideo to HDMI

My Polaroid 900T flat panel won?t boot up, white screen only, so it?s time to replace it. Most all the new flat panel TVs in the size I?m looking for no longer has svideo connections. My system is set up for svideo wiring and would have to revamp everything. To avoid this rewiring issue can the problem be solved with just a conversion cable i.e. svideo to HDMI or do I need a converter box taking the svideo signal and converting to an HDMI signal? I see both products on the web but confused as to which way to go.

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Easiest solution: Find a TV with connection

All 3 of my flat panel TVs have S-Video connections, even the newest I bought 6 months ago. What TVs are you looking at that don't have S-Video connections? There has to be a TV available with S-Video connections. Also, what device do you have with only S-Video connection? Is it a VHS player or older DVD player?

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TV Selection with S-Video connection

I have an older Direct TV receiver that doesn't have the HDMI connection. I live on a sailboat and HD isn't a priority for me. In addition I have a Toshiba recorder/burner that I just recently repaired with a new burner and it also lacks the HDMI connection. It does have composite output. I run the sat dish receiver through the Toshiba unit and the audio through the aux input of the car stereo head unit in the main saloon. All the video equipment is 40 feet away from the tv and stereo unit. I have a hard wired, Hot Link, infrared repeater which allows control of this equipment from the main saloon. In other words I don't wish to rewire the boat.
The space to mount the flat panel only allows me 16" max height. Checking out the selection at Video Only just one model had an S-Video connection and of course it was too big. I was told by the sales person that the new models didn't have the S-Video connection I need. By your statement this isn't the case. What make(s) are the 3 models you have that have the S-Video connections and would any of these models fit into my space requirements? If I could find a suitable tv then all this becomes a mute point. My search on cnet didn't bring me any answers. So if I can't find a replacement tv then back to the original question...is the answer an S-Video to HDMI cable or do I need a converter box to alter the signal from S-Video to HDMI? Trust me, I would rather find the correct TV. Thanks for the come back.

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I have found a few TVs that may work in my space requirements that do have the S-Video connection I need. I would, however, like to solve the question of S-Video conversion to HDMI. Any suggestions?

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In the even that you can't find a svideo to hdmi solution...
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S-Video / HDMI

Thanks for the tip. It looks like that would fit in the space I have available.

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