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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2001

    S Video connections

    My goal is to watch my computer played
    DVD's on my TV. My new computer has a video card by Pinnacle Sys. which came with "Studio PCTV" It has CATV connection, one yellow RCA jack and a "S Video" plug.

    So far I can watch TV and Videos on my computer but am at a loss on how to send the signal out to my TV. Will the S Video connector allow the signal to go both ways or only in, or out? If the signal does go out to TV I would have to acquire an adapter to connect to the CATV or RCA jacks on the TV.

    Or will I need to replace the video card with another? If so any recommendations?

    I would welcome any tips and comments, Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Alberta, Canada
    Your video card has a monitor connection, a yellow female RCA plug, and an S-video connection on it? If so, I would guess that the RCA plug is for video in, while the S-video is for video out.

    If you want to play DVDs from your computer to your TV, you'll need to connect the S-video connection to your TV. If your TV does not have S-video In, then you'll need to buy an adapter or a special cable.

    You could check the manual to see if it tells you what each port on the video card does.

    AOpen HQ45 w/300watts
    SL75KAV-X w/snd
    AMD T-bird 1GHz(133x7.5)
    128MB PC100
    GeForce 2 mx400 64MB AGP w/TVOUT
    Delta 12x/40x DVD
    56x CDROM (for sale)
    Windows 98
    Turbo Gamer 21" Black Aluminum Case w/ 350watt Enermax Power Supply.
    AMD Athlon XP 2500+ 1.83GHz @ 2.09GHz 1.65v (167*12.5)
    ATi Radeon 8500LE 128MB DDR
    Gigabyte GA-7VAXP KT400 w/sound+LAN+Firewire+RAID
    2 x Samsung DDR SDRAM 256MB PC2700
    Seagate Barracuda IV 80GB 7200rpm ATA-100
    LiteOn Black CDWriter 42x24x42
    LiteOn Black DVD-rom 16x
    Panasonic Black 1.44MB 3.5"
    Windows XP Professional
    Creative Inspire 5200 5.1 Black Speakers
    80mm LED Case Fans x 5

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2000
    when u say studio pctv..that is a capture/tv tuner card not a video card....this cannot output to tv....now your video card(the time the monitor cord plugs into) if that has a rca or s-video plug that will output to a tv.

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