[mythtv-users] Supervideo and miniplug to RCA

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Thu Feb 26 18:21:09 UTC 2009

> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 11:34 AM, gonzalo diethelm <gdiethelm at dcv.cl>
>> For video, the laptop has a supervideo output and I have seen cables at
>> Radio Shack that convert from supervideo to RCA; these cables have no
>> circuitry in between, just a piece of wire with a supervideo plug on one
>> end and a RCA plug on the other. Do these cables work, or do I need a
>> more sophisticated video converter?

The circuitry to convert from SVideo to composite is really just a
capacitor, which is probably hidden in one of the plugs on the Radio Shack
cable.  It should work fine.  I built a cable that does the same thing. 
You'll lose a little sharpness compared to using a TV with an SVideo

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