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Default VGA to S-Video adapter - 02-26-2009, 12:36 AM

http://cgi.ebay.com/VGA-to-TV-S-Video-R ... 7C294%3A50



so, the question is, the mini's vga output has the correct signal that we need to use with this adapter?


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Default Re: VGA to S-Video adapter - 02-26-2009, 12:40 AM

I think this should work. The note about TV Out is that some laptops with built-in TV tuners do not allow the output over VGA. That won't apply to the Mini 9. I just ordered one - will see for myself.


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Default Re: VGA to S-Video adapter - 02-26-2009, 12:54 AM

I don't think it will work. Those adapters work when the manufacturer pushes S-Video or Composite video down one of the unused pins of the VGA connector.

You would need a scan converter like this: http://www.svideo.com/vga2videosmall.html

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7. Make sure this cable woks well, please check your laptops / desktops manual to make sure that your VGA card has TV output function capability through VGA.


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Default Re: VGA to S-Video adapter - 02-26-2009, 01:06 AM

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I don't think it will work. Those adapters work when the manufacturer pushes S-Video or Composite video down one of the unused pins of the VGA connector.

You would need a scan converter like this: http://www.svideo.com/vga2videosmall.html

If you notice the eBay ad:

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7. Make sure this cable woks well, please check your laptops / desktops manual to make sure that your VGA card has TV output function capability through VGA.
that's what i was asking for, the mini has this tv-out signal within the vga connector?


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Default Re: VGA to S-Video adapter - 02-26-2009, 01:42 AM

No, it doesn't. Worth $3 for me to find out how it works.


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Default Re: VGA to S-Video adapter - 03-06-2009, 05:46 AM

Something like this should work, right?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/produ ... 1&format=2

It's USB powered too which is nice. I'm looking to take the VGA out to my car's NAV screen via the aux video input. I imagine this device will allow me to do that.
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Default Re: VGA to S-Video adapter - 03-06-2009, 07:19 AM

nice piece of hardware, nice price

it should work pretty fine


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Default Re: VGA to S-Video adapter - 03-16-2009, 09:26 PM

Someone please post whether this option works or not. It would be great for hotels!


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Default Re: VGA to S-Video adapter - 03-16-2009, 11:17 PM

It won't work unless the VGA port has TV and/or S-video out, and I'm not aware of any netbooks that have it (or any laptops for that matter, maybe some higher end ones do).
Assuming no TV out, you need an active scan converter which costs a lot more than $3.
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Default Re: VGA to S-Video adapter - 03-16-2009, 11:26 PM

I believe the most recent posts are about the $27 VGA converter, which should work.


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