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S Video to Scart?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by Phaser, 6 Jul 2006.

  1. Phaser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,562

    Hi all.

    I've just moved my PC next to my television so I thought I might as well connect them together for watching films etc.

    The graphics card is an old NVidia FX5200 which has SVideo out, and the TV has a scart input.

    I guess I need a SVideo to Scart cable and they're about £5-8 on the bay.

    Whats the quality like? Is it worth doing?


    Edit: Also, do I need to make sure the cable has a 3.5mm plug for the sound to come out of my computer? If not, I could always use the current output which goes into my amp.
    Last edited: 6 Jul 2006
  2. Clarkey


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,156

    you can pick up scart adapters with 2xRCA for sound, RCA for composite video and Svideo connection. Plug this in the tv, regular svideo lead, for sound you could use a 3.5mm->RCA for the sound or use your amp, whatever. All of this depends of course on whether the TV supports Svideo input via that scart, older ones often don't.
  3. Goatboy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 22 Oct 2003

    Posts: 4,023

    Location: a crappy part of London

    Not all scart sockets can accept an s-video signal, if your tv does accept it there will be a menu option for it.
  4. Phaser

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,562

    Ahhhh I see, it's quite an old tele, I got it for free.

    Tatung or something.

    Guess i'l just buy one and see if it works. Any way of getting round it if it dosen't?

  5. Energize


    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 28,971

    Location: England

    Svideo uses a yuv signal so you'd have to buy a converter to change it to rgb or composite depending on what the tv accepts. Another option is to get a vga to scart adaptor.
  6. McNutter


    Joined: 6 Feb 2003

    Posts: 732

    Location: Edinburgh

    I've tried s-video to scart cables and they only give a black & white picture. It was on a rubbish TV though so you may get lucky.
  7. Tesla


    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,410

    Location: Bristol, UK

    It's not down to luck. Your TV either was not set to accept an Svideo signal or it simply couldn't.