Connecting tv to s-video output

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  1. jimnorton

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    Hello. New here and great to see a board with this type of help.
    I recently got a graphics card Geoforce 5200 that allows me to view my monitor image on my tv. With the purchase of this, I got a small cable named composite to s-video converter to VGA. I have no idea what this cable does or if I even need it. On the back on my pc i have a s-video jack and i think my tv has a composite video cable (a yellow video output). I was wondering if i just needed a composite video cable to plug into my tv and a s-video adapter cable to put in the back of my pc.



    Thanks:)
     
  2. Reiner

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    It's a passive converter from composite to S-Video signal and vice versa. If you need it would depend on the in- and outputs of the equipment you will use.

    You can use said converted then, S-Video into the PC and composite end into the TV (yellow jack) - it must be an input though at the TV.
    If the TV has Scart use a Composite (jack) to Scart (Composite) adapter cable, joined with your converter cable.
    If the TV supports S-Video input via Scart get a different adapter cable, i.e. S-Video to Scart (S-Video), this will give you better quality than a Composite connection.
     

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