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

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Jun 6 13:34:57 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 05, 2008 at 03:02:32PM -0400, 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

I've had good luck with my Apple DVI->Svideo adaptor.

For any other system, I would be inclined to just get an appropriate
video card. If the system can't handle one then it won't be very 
future proof.

> 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?

...never gotten good results from any of my attempts to do VGA -> svideo
on other PC. I've tried on and off for years too, ever since I defected 
from the Atari.

I missed being able to hook the computer up to the TV... '-)

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