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by TONI H / November 30, 2008 10:49 PM PST

I'm thinking about getting into this area of technology...I've done quite a bit of research already, but haven't been able to locate any tv mfr that has an S-Video OUT option on their sets. I can easily find tv's with S-Video IN..which connects from the pc TO the tv, but how do I locate a mfr that allows that to be reversed for TV TO PC instead?

TONI H

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by JP Bill / November 30, 2008 11:26 PM PST
In reply to: HDTV question

If you have a vcr or cable box take the output (RCA jacks) and get a S video cable with RCA jacks on one end and S video connector on the other end.

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It is rare to see "S-Video output" on a TV...
by grimgraphix / November 30, 2008 11:52 PM PST
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... even when S-Video was fairly popular. It was never a common feature to find, even on older TV's. Now, it is hard to find S-Video out, simply because there are not too many devices that use S-Video for recording purposes (I assume that is what you want it for). Also... many HD sets now come with VGA connectivity, so you can use a monitor cable to hook a computer directly up to the newest TV's - at least that is the case with most of the LCD flat panel TV's that I have seen this year.

I think JP Bill is correct... look to your cable box or satellite receiver for the S-Video connections you prefer. Most cable systems will be requiring a cable box of some sort in the near future

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I've already been
by TONI H / November 30, 2008 11:57 PM PST

using the cable coax for the tv to vcr, then vcr to tv with S-Video out to the PC video card....just thought I might able to eliminate the vcr from the mix.

Thanks...

TONI H

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Ah... you are using the VCR as a decoder of sorts.
by grimgraphix / December 1, 2008 12:08 AM PST
In reply to: I've already been

That makes sense. There is more of a need for your VCR to have "S-Video out" than there is for your TV.

Not much help... but there ya go !

Grin

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Are you on satellite, cable or antenna?
by JP Bill / December 1, 2008 3:55 AM PST
In reply to: I've already been

Do you have a Set Top Box or does your cable go directly into your TV?

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