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Old December 30, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Sooooo! I still have my verrrryyyy old cathodic JVC television. I plug it in my computer throught a S-Video cable and set it up as an extended display to watch tons of videos and movies.

Thing is the newest video cards (like this one ill probably order tomorrow : MSI Radeon HD 7870 OC Twin Frozr III 1050MHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 DVI HDMI 2XMINIDP PCI-E Video Card) do not have the S-video output anymore. So i do not know how to get the image.

Would a Dvi to Vga adapter to S-Video cable work? (see here : 15-PIN VGA TO S-VIDEO/RCA CONVERTER ADAPTER CABLE LEAD | eBay)

If not, what could work?

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Old December 30, 2012, 11:17 PM
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I Googled it and it seems that Apple does have a DVI to S-Video adapter. I have no clue if it works at all for PC.

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Amazon.com: APPLE M9267G/A DVI To Video Adapter: Electronics
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Old December 31, 2012, 01:40 AM
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Would a Dvi to Vga adapter to S-Video cable work?
It would surprise me if it didn't.
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Old December 31, 2012, 04:50 AM
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It would surprise me if it didn't.
I'm not sure about that. I thought GPU's in the old-days had specific support for VGA to S-Video adapters? I believe the same was the case with VGA to Component.

I mean there's no harm in trying since it's a $2 cable, but just don't be disappointed if it doesn't work.

I suspect you'll need something like this: Buy the Sabrent HDMI to Composite/S-Video Converter at TigerDirect.ca (not saying this is the cheapest/best, was just the first one I found)
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Old December 31, 2012, 05:07 AM
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I'm not sure about that. I thought GPU's in the old-days had specific support for VGA to S-Video adapters? I believe the same was the case with VGA to Component.

I mean there's no harm in trying since it's a $2 cable, but just don't be disappointed if it doesn't work.

I suspect you'll need something like this: Buy the Sabrent HDMI to Composite/S-Video Converter at TigerDirect.ca (not saying this is the cheapest/best, was just the first one I found)
That's my understanding as well, it was proprietary on the VGA ports and probably not something they've carried forward to the DVI pinouts.
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Old December 31, 2012, 05:59 AM
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problem is TV is anolog

the JD route is the best solution hdmi converter for card mini ports are digital

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The HDCP provides a robust, cost-effective and transparent method for transmitting and receiving digital entertainment similar to DVI/HDMI-compliant digital displays. HDCP encrypts the date transmitted between the DVI/HDMI connector on the graphics adapter and the display.

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Old December 31, 2012, 03:10 PM
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so 50/50 i guess

if it dosnt work i'll have to buy a box*

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