Getting S-video out of MBP
  • jockety
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    Getting S-video out of MBP

    by jockety » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:27 pm

    I'm trying to figure out a cheap + compact way to get S-video out of MBP. I'm wondering if this would work:

    Mini display port to VGA adapter (the apple one) then:
    VGA to DVI-A adapter then:
    The apple DVI to video adapter (which has s-video+ video composite out)

    any ideas?
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    by VjKg » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:43 am

    That will not work. You need a scan converter.
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    by jockety » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:13 am

    i had a scan converter, until it exploded, i'm not buying another one.
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    by mowgli_uk » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:16 pm

    You can't do it then.
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    by VJnutcracker » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:19 pm

    Choose a non explosive scan converter for best results,
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    by mowgli_uk » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:42 pm

    Some explosive ones can be really good if you synch the explosion with the end of your performance. It creates a grand finale difficult to beat using just video. Make sure to charge the promoter for the explosive scan converter though.
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    by jockety » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:09 pm

    What about a consumer dvd recorders? Most have hdmi inputs and analog outputs and they go pretty cheap on e bay.
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    by VJnutcracker » Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:25 pm

    You really should put the trauma of the exploding scan converter behind you.

    A scan converter is more compact and cheaper than a dvd recorder and is exactly the item you need to do what you need to achieve.

    Maplins sell them for sub £30 which work pretty well.

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