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Old 06-12-02, 06:25 PM
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no SVIDEO on tv = me pissed

I just got a 32 inch tv from my parents as a present. I have a DVD player on my computer. But the only way you can hook a computer DVD player to a TV is with SVIDEO and my tv doesn't have it!!!!! Is there any other way to do this without loosing ANY clearness?
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Old 06-12-02, 07:32 PM
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Not unless you have component or VGA input on your TV. Otherwise you're stuck with doing s-video to composite conversion.
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Exchange the TV, your parents will understand.
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I agree that you should exchange the TV, I deeply regret not exchanging a TV w/ no svideo out that I got for xmas. Just tell your parents you apprericate the thought but need something more.
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I guess I didn't explain enough. My Step-Dad bought a Widescreen TV for himself so he sold it to my grandma and grandpa and they gave it to me for christmas.

point is: it was used
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Doesn't it have regular video inputs?
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Old 06-13-02, 04:22 PM
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yeah, the RCA inputs
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Old 06-13-02, 04:26 PM
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That's great. It still can handle a stand alone DVD player pretty well. The one I got for xmas had no svideo, no a/v inputs. nada. Oh well, I see my little sister getting my TV for her birthday and me getting a new TV
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Yeah, I didn't want to have to buy a new DVD player. I wanted to use the one in my comp so I wouldn't have to waste money.
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get an s-video to rca adpater, will it really look that much worse?
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Old 06-13-02, 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by mikehunt
get an s-video to rca adpater, will it really look that much worse?
Yes, probably enough to matter on a 32" TV. At best it would look like composite. But those converters are pretty bad quality unless you get a very expensive (around $100) one. And then it's still composite.
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I'd just get a good stand alone DVD player. They have good brands like Koss at $75 at Sears. Composite is not that bad, but would get better quality if connected to a set top dvd player rather than an adaptor.
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Yeah, I saw some pretty good deals at Sears. I might just do that. I am still saving up for the NIKE Rowing Camp. So, I need to get enough for that , then the DVD player
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Originally posted by mikehunt
get an s-video to rca adpater, will it really look that much worse?
I use one on the OLD bedroom set. I picked up a DVD player at Target for like $60.00 (last one, discontinued, no remote, etc). Of course my old TV in the bedroom ONLY has an RF (antenna) in. So went back to Target & the guy gave me a deal on a converter. You loose some sharpness for sure. But still beats the pants off the VHS I replaced.

So guess it depends on what you are using it for. I mean, I don't even have surround hooked up on it (yet ). So I'm ok w/it for the bedroom that is rarely used. Would NEVER use it on a main system...
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Old 06-15-02, 05:18 AM
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They really shouldn't make T.V.s like that anymore. RF-only is so outdated.
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