[mythtv-users] VGA to S-video adapters, do they work?

William william_munson at comcast.net
Thu Jun 5 21:42:20 UTC 2008

Johnny Russ wrote:
> I am switching my frontend over to some new hardware that a friend 
> donated to me. I had planned on just switching my FX5200 from my old 
> frontend into the new system. Unfortunately, it is an AGP card and the 
> new system is PCI only. The Mrs. would rather I not spend anymore 
> money or time on this project at the moment. So I would like to just 
> get a VGA to S-Video adapter (like this 
> http://www.computercasesandcables.com/ccc/CV-25120.html) and use it 
> with the intel integrated graphics. Does anybody have any experience 
> getting one of these to work? Am I just going to have to buy another card?

I was able to get one to work, barely. Video quality was very poor with 
scan lines on the retrace so my suggestion is to bite the bullet and buy 
the right video card.


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