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RGB to S-VIDEO

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Desmo, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. Desmo

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    I need to take the signal from the Scart on my Digibox into the S-Video socket on my capture card for use with Dscaler and recording software.
    At the moment I have the connection set up going from the Scart into an S-Video socket but this only produces a composite feed to the capture card.

    I've looked a Keene's and they do an RGB-S-Video convertor box for £60.
    Is this up to the job and how much difference in quality will ther be between RGB and S-Vid. Or is there any other way to get an RGB feed into the machine without spending big bucks.

    Cheers all.
     
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    There is no way of getting RGB into PC atm. All the internal processing is done on YUV type pictures anyway so it will be converted from RGB back to YUV at some point.

    The svideo convertor box looks good to me, I might be in the market for on later.

    The other option is a sky+ box which has s-video out.

    John
     
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    I was thinking of getting a Digibox with s-video out and had a look on ebay but I'll be moving out later on in the year so a new Sky install should get me one of those if I have a chat with the installer :)

    I may just go for the conversion box as it allows me to put other scart sources through the machine as well.
     
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    I have the keene convertor and have also tried the one from lektropacs, both performed about the same feeding my tosh 56 tv. To draw comparison, the rgb picture at 100%, the svhs converted was 99%, barely noticeably difference and now being switched through my sony amp as well and the depriciation in quality (if any?) that that introduces.

    A very wothwhile purchase.
     
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    Cheers for all the imput guys. I did a test with my DVD player and hooked up the S-Video out of that and into the capture card.

    The picture quality was OK but nothing special. It must be a crap quality capture card so I think I'll leave it for the moment and wait until I upgrade the card.
     

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