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Topic # 61047 7-May-2010 20:39
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Just picked up a 4 pin Svideo cable so i can plug in the PC to the spare TV for video files etc.... but have found that the TV has 4 pin input and all the video cards I have are 7 pin.... should this work in theory anyway ?

If not, any way I can get it going with an adaptor or something ?

Else ive got a 5m 4 pin SVideo cable up for a few $$$ :)




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  Reply # 327832 7-May-2010 20:56

Could always do S-VHS to RCA. If the current cable doesn't work you may have to exchange it for a compatible one.

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  Reply # 327834 7-May-2010 21:00
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All sorted...5 mins after posted it started working.... apparently you can use 4 pin to 7 pin - just my TV wasnt being detected the first time for some reason.

All go now...so now have decent setup in my "man cave" :)




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  Reply # 327836 7-May-2010 21:08

A bit off topic but I remember I had real trouble with my computer outputting at a much higher frequency than my TV could handle. Thought it was the S-VHS->RCA cable, turns out
I just needed a semi-modern TV, haha.

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  Reply # 327841 7-May-2010 22:00
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I see you have it working already, but yes, it definitely should work.

The 7-pin connectors usually have the normal 4-pin S-Video signal in them. The extra 3 pins are used for composite video, together with a S-Video to composite adaptor. Unfortunately, there's no standard for that so every manufacturer usually uses their own pinout for composite video.

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