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Analouge TV-Out Card?


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#1 Asks-for-Boots

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 05:09 AM

Hi,

I acquired an old 1978 Sony television a few months ago but only newly started using it when my BF took the bedroom television as his monitor. The Sony only has an antenna (RF Coaxial) input, so I bought an RCA¹/SCART-to-RF box from eBay which works well for DVDs and PS2 games. The issue we're having is that we used to watch a lot off YouTube on the television via a HDMI or VGA input on the newer LCD which we can't now. I tried a mini HDMI to RCA converter box but that didn't seem to work whatsoever on any television.

Then I remembered that a lot of old graphics cards have a yellow RCA-looking connection. I have a lot of old PCs kicking around, so that's no issue. Does anyone know if the yellow output is for RCA? Will it work  if I connect it to the RCA-to-RF box? Or will an S-Video out work better? I have a SCART adapter for S-Video/RCA input. Sound isn't an issue as I already have a 3.5mm to RCA lead for that :D

 

Thanks!

 

 

¹Yellow Red and White, also known as composite, et cetera.

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#2 YeahBleeping

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:34 AM

Honestly I am not sure this will work the way you want it to.  I think the problem your going to have is drivers.  It may work though and yes S-Video is a 'better' solution; but as I said I am not sure your going to get the computer to understand what it is supposed to do with that card.



#3 Asks-for-Boots

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 04:45 PM

Thanks for your reply! I guess I might consider it and do a bit of research to find the most compatable beforehand, but the old PC I was planning on using it with is running XP SP3 which has decent compatibility, and if that fails there's always Linux :P I thought S-Video might be, I used to have an S-Video cable years ago but it never really worked properly. Might have been the cheapy television I had then though.

I suppose I'll have a think about it- would a VGA-to-RCA/S-Video converter work any better? I've considered them before but have been very sceptical and was worried they could damage my television set (if they worked at all :P)

Thanks again.






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