[mythtv-users] TV Out quality (S-Video) on Epia M1000

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Wed Jan 23 17:51:10 UTC 2008

Tim Phipps wrote:
> Stephen Dolan wrote:
>> On 21/01/2008, *Stephen Dolan* <stephen.dolan at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:stephen.dolan at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     On 21/01/2008, *Tim Phipps*
>>     <mythtv-users at phipps-hutton.freeserve.co.uk
>>     <mailto:mythtv-users at phipps-hutton.freeserve.co.uk>> wrote:
>>     Sounds like your TV doesn't support an S-video signal. Not all of
>>     them do, and sometimes the TV will only support an S-video signal
>>     on one of the SCART sockets. For example my TV has 4 SCART
>>     sockets, but only SCART 2 supports s-video. If I plug the
>>     s-video->scart cable into any of the other SCART sockets on the TV
>>     then I get a monochrome picture.
>>     Check the specs for your TV.
>> and have a read of this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-Video#Connector
> Thank you both for the pointers. The TV is a bargain one from ASDA so 
> I'm sure it wouldn't support S-video, Composite is OK but now I realise 
> it has dot-crawl. I always thought the edges of Holly Willoughby were 
> sparkly because she was a pixie.
Next time get a TV from Argos instead. The relevant one of mine was reasonably 
cheap, and has VGA/S-video/SCARTx2/Composite connectors on the back. It's a 26" 
LCD and branded Wharfedale, but that could mean almost anything these days.

Mike Perkins

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