S-Video 4 pin & 7 pin confusion

JonathanKnight

Standard Member
Looking at the manual for a Radeon card the picture looks like the Radeon has a 7pin S-Video socket for TV out. My TV has an S-Video socket which takes 4 pins. I am assuming the Radeon just has some extra pins that are not used and a 4 pin S-Video cable will work between the card and my TV.

I have not got the card yet so I want to make sure.
 

james.miller

Novice Member
my r9500 has that socket. Its for an adaptor so you can plug in a composite lead. If you want s-video, you just take the adaptor out and plug the lead straight in:)
 

CrispyXUK

Well-known Member
the 7pin svideo socket is used for RGB Scart Tv-out, which ATI never enabled
 

NaTT

Active Member
Originally posted by CrispyXUK
the 7pin svideo socket is used for RGB Scart Tv-out, which ATI never enabled
Never enabled! Anyone rumors? any chances of this being enabled in the future or with a patch??
 

Flimber

Distinguished Member
Originally posted by CrispyXUK
the 7pin svideo socket is used for RGB Scart Tv-out, which ATI never enabled
This may, or may not, be true for specific ATI cards - I've no idea - but tons of graphics cards have a 7-pin connector for S-video out. Ergo, there must be some other general reason.

There's a fine thread discussing Radeon -> Scart connection elsewhere in this forum.

Mike.
 

Nic Rhodes

Well-known Member
SVIDEO can be outputted on three different connectors per standard, 4 pin mini din, 7 pin mini din and BNCs. All are acceptable standards. Guess which one I like :)
 

CrispyXUK

Well-known Member
its definatly for RGB, as you can patch the bios of the card to enable it.
 
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life sucks

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Originally posted by The Beekeeper
SVIDEO can be outputted on three different connectors per standard, 4 pin mini din, 7 pin mini din and BNCs. All are acceptable standards. Guess which one I like :)
I even saw it once over 2 rca connectors. people get strange ideas
 

NapoleonGuitarSolo

Active Member
Any URL's where you can get the bios to enable rgb from s-video
or clues as to the bios versions we should be looking for?
 

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