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Topic # 130922 2-Oct-2013 19:36
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I have an older TV and older Laptop, but should still be able to stream internet and movies with a simple VGA / SVideo to RCA cable.  The problem is I cant find one for sale anywhere.

Does anyone know where I can buy these cables?  Surely there is a market for them?  Any actual retail store would  be preferable to online.

Thanks

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  Reply # 906649 2-Oct-2013 20:17
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I don't think they exist - 

What outputs do you currently have?

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  Reply # 906657 2-Oct-2013 20:24
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To use a simple VGA to composite adapter, your graphics card needs to support TV-out via VGA. Most don't. In which case you'd need a full VGA to Composite converter like this one..

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 907417 3-Oct-2013 19:40
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in the Graphics options it says output to television so this must work without any further hardware? Just need a S-Video cable?

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  Reply # 907433 3-Oct-2013 20:10
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That just means that the graphics chip supports it, not that your graphics card is wired for it.

Look on trademe for a vga to composite converter, there were still a few coming up when I last looked, so some people may have old stock to move. considering both are obsolete interfaces its going to only get harder to get one the longer you leave it. I threw mine out with my old VGA KVM switch and extenders at the last inorganic collection or you could have had them for nothing.




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  Reply # 907616 4-Oct-2013 08:41
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have you tried searching "vga to rca" on trademe? as there's alot of vga-rca adaptors going for about $3.50

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  Reply # 907618 4-Oct-2013 08:42
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Will have a look at Trademe tonight then... So far I'd just been searching Google and actual physical stores...

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  Reply # 908098 4-Oct-2013 19:43
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resurrect: have you tried searching "vga to rca" on trademe? as there's alot of vga-rca adaptors going for about $3.50


Those are not vga to RCA, they are a cab;e that will use spare pins on a supported 15 pin output to pass composite video from the card out to something else.

Worse still , there is no standard for them and the people selling them have no idea what they will and will not work with, let alone which pins are actually used because they are just box shifters with no product knowledge.




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