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If you don't have TV OUT capabilities - this will not work,
This review is from: VGA to TV RCA S-video Converter Adapter Cable PC Laptop (Electronics)
Don't be tempted by the cheap price. Your computer MUST support TV-OUT for this to work. It's not a matter of "maybe I'll get lucky" or "maybe those bad reviewers just didn't know what they were doing". If you do not have TV OUT, this WILL NOT WORK. Simple has that. VGA is not just a different type of plug for the same ol' video signal. It is a completely different method of transmitting a video signal across a wire than S-Video. You can NEVER just get an adapter plug and expect the convert VGA to S-Video (or RCA jack Video). It requires electronic circuitry to actually convert the signal to a different type of signal(which is what those more expensive converter boxes are). Computers with TV OUT capabilities have this circuitry contained inside them.
BTW - if you are still feeling lucky - know that most computers DO NOT have this capability. It is not standard. So be sure you read the documentation for your computer. If you don't see TV OUT - don't buy this cable. Spend the $30-$40 and get a converter box (which is what you need).
So why did I give it 5 stars? Because, if you DO have TV OUT, then this cable does exactly what they say it will. And is a great value for the money.
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Initial post: Mar 11, 2013 2:13:19 AM PDT
Also, I have a mini-monitor that supports VGA-input via 8-pin, and states clearly in the instructions that it accepts VGA input from an 8-pin S-video. So it should also work in cases where the display device is compatible with VGA transmission.
Posted on Apr 2, 2014 3:47:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2014 3:47:45 PM PDT
Randy McBrayer says:
Very AWESOME review and advice!! I especially love your last line about why you gave it five stars. You were able to balance your review between the cable's capabilities and a computer's (potential) incapability. You've helped me tremendously. Thanks!!
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