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PS/2 Socket for Tv-out?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by GTSkater, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. GTSkater

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    Got a GeForce 2 MX Video card with a TV out socket that looks very similar to a PS/2 port for a PC Mouse or Keyboard.

    See picture [​IMG]

    Any idea on what cable I need for this? Where to buy it?

    Any suggestions on how to hack a cable to take the signal to a Scart socket capable of RGB, S-Video or composite would also be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    That's an S-Video socket, so an S-video-scart lead should do the trick.
     
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    Looks similar to s-video, but seems to have more pins (6) and a different locator. I enclose s-video image:. I have a similar one on the back of my laptop for TV connection, so would need a special cable, usually supplied with the card
     

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    I think thru some messing about and playing we've established it's a hybrid S-Vide socket. One of the extra pins is for composite we think, and the other one doesn't do anything.

    We're going to grab a PS/2 cable and an S-video cable and do some hacks to see if it works.
     
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    Yep, got one of those on my Radeon. S-video plugs straight in and there is an adaptor cable supplied that gives the composite output instead, if needed.

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    I'm the other bloke trying to sort this cable out :)

    It's basically a PS/2 socket, with S-video and Composite. Normal TV-out sockets have 7 pins, with one not connected. This has all the pins connected, with pins 5 and 6 being for composite. Unfortunately, S-video does not fit into the socket, so I'm gonna somehow have to rewire a PS/2 cable with S-video. Unless anyone knows where to get one...
     
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    looks like the connection on the old Creative Labs Dxr2 DVD decoder card. 6-pin DIN on one end and composite and s-video on the other. Contact Creative, probably get one for free!!
     
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    mjn thats exactly what it is:)

    you are suposed to get an adaptor with that card. your right it is an s-video/composite hybrid. Basically, you should have had a lead tahat plaug into that with both s-video and composite sockest on the other end.

    i got one with my gf4 440mx that uses the same socket.
     
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    I'm gonna try and pester Creative, you never know! James, what make is your GF4 440MX? I suspect this card is a Leadtek, but it's not marked on it anywhere. Any idea how to tell?
     

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