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Topic # 66115 12-Aug-2010 18:04
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Hi there. I have a philips flat tv with a s video and vga input method but no composite input, is there an adapter I can buy to convert s video or vga to composite.

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  Reply # 366905 12-Aug-2010 18:35
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Sure is, try Jaycar electronics part number PA-3577 $10.90

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  Reply # 366952 12-Aug-2010 20:59
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A passive composite to svideo adapter will look like crap as it wont have a comb filter, at best a notch filter, but normally just a capacitor in them.

I find it hard to believe a TV doesnt have composite in on it, what model is it?




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  Reply # 367001 13-Aug-2010 05:54
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I have an older Philips FlatTV, and it only has one composite input (on the side). The rest are SCART inputs (3 of them) - obviously a Euro TV.

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  Reply # 367023 13-Aug-2010 08:29
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Get a SCART composite plug to go in one of the SCART sockets, SCART supports composite and RGB, and depending on the device S-Video and Component.

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4c645b2004d63f34273fc0a87f3b0680/Product/View/P6674

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  Reply # 367087 13-Aug-2010 11:06
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As Cyril says get a SCART to composite adapter. Having SCART available is not a bad thing as it normally gives you a few options. The only problem is the cables can be a little pricey.







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  Reply # 367094 13-Aug-2010 11:17
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Err guys, the OP didnt say he had SCART, it was Trig42 with the SCART.




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  Reply # 367126 13-Aug-2010 12:25
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i bet the op has scart though

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  Reply # 367128 13-Aug-2010 12:27
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Possibly.

Its odd if it dosent have a composite/video in socket... yet to see a TV in the past 10 years that dosent. Maybe it does and the OP already has something plugged into it and wants to use one of the alternative inputs :)




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  Reply # 367145 13-Aug-2010 13:08
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xpd: Err guys, the OP didnt say he had SCART, it was Trig42 with the SCART.


Opps just assumed it was the OP.. thats what assumptions do for ya.. Embarassed 







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  Reply # 367150 13-Aug-2010 13:19
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  Reply # 367519 14-Aug-2010 12:47
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xpd: Possibly.

Its odd if it dosent have a composite/video in socket... yet to see a TV in the past 10 years that dosent. Maybe it does and the OP already has something plugged into it and wants to use one of the alternative inputs :)


I've seen plenty of Euro TVs here in nz, they generally have 2 scart inputs, some have an s-video with L&R RCA's for audio and occasionally will have a VGA input ( usually sharing the s-video RCA audio inputs )

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  Reply # 367547 14-Aug-2010 14:14
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That is still a composite input.

The big suck thing with those euro TVs is the lack of component input, so you are stuck with crappy RGB which seems to suck on the ones I have tried.




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  Reply # 367664 14-Aug-2010 20:24
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I've done some of the older Sky decoders and Panasonic HDD's with scart to scart RGB and it usually looks better than s-video

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  Reply # 367670 14-Aug-2010 21:29
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illicit: I've done some of the older Sky decoders and Panasonic HDD's with scart to scart RGB and it usually looks better than s-video


Yes, in that case it will, but its not usually better than component because in most displays it will bypass some of the colourspace conversion. Others will take it thru it, which most flatpanels do, but on some of them you are stuck with the colour levels that the source outputs, which in the ones I have seen are way to saturated.




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