[mythtv-users] 8400GS component cable

Alan Marchiori alan at alanmarian.com
Sun Jun 7 22:51:41 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 4:41 PM, John Drescher<drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 1:17 PM, Alan Marchiori<alan at alanmarian.com> wrote:
>> I have an MSI fanless NS8400GS-TD256EH I was going to use on a FE for
>> VDPAU... this card supports component video output, but didn't come
>> with a cable (uses the svideo output).  From reading online this card
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-video#7_pin_mini-DIN) uses a
>> nonstandard svideo to component wiring.  I can't find anyone selling a
>> cable specifically for this card; does anyone know where I can get a
>> cable with this wiring?
> Since I buy dozens of graphics cards for work I may have this cable
> and I would send it to you for the price of the shipping. I will check
> tomorrow. You do live in the USA?
> John
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It looks like I already got another offer.  If that falls through I'll
send you a message.

Just fyi it is a non-standard pinout so it has to be the "right" cable.

The pinout is below, the test is if Pb/Blue is on pin 5 or 7.  This
card needs it on pin 5 while the standard is on pin 7.

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-video#7_pin_mini-DIN
And also, there is such a component/composite variant in the NVidia
GeForce 8400 GS:
1 - Ground (all grounds are connected together)
2 - Ground
3 - Pr (YPbPr) or Red (RGB)
4 - Y (YPbPr) or Green (RGB)
5 - Pb (YPbPr) or Blue (RGB) or Composite Video Signal (as a default setting)
6 - Ground
7 - Ground


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