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Before I Shell Out $20 for a PS2 Compatible S Video Cable... Answered

When I link up the S Video side to my laptop, I should be able to play my PS2 with laptop screen, correct? And this being so I would be able to record videos and take perfect screenshots?

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crestind (author)2007-05-20

Noooo :( I'll have to get a video card then. Thanks for your help. Maybe those cool HP Media Center PCs I see are input perhaps?

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Taylorabc (author)crestind2008-04-01

Hey, Try a pinnacle HD TV usb tuner, they have inputs... and no hp's dont have inputs

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LasVegas (author)2007-05-20

Not correct. The S-Video port on your laptop is an output, just as it is on your PS2. This allows to to feed either to an S-Video compatible TV or Display. If you can find one at a used computer store or rummage sale, a keyboard cable from an older Mac that used ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) it will work as an S-Video cable. This works out very nice since they were very long and coiled like old phone cords. I use one to feed S-Video from my old VCR down to the S-Video port on my 53" TV.

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DIY Dave (author)LasVegas2008-01-30

I have a computor with an s-video output but when I pluged it into a tv it did not show anything. Do you know how I could get it to work?

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LasVegas (author)DIY Dave2008-01-30

In most cases, you need to adjust your video resolution to 60Hz and probably 640x480 or 800x600 for American TV (NTSC). 50Hz for European (PAL & SECAM).

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Kiteman (author)LasVegas2008-02-02

Hey! You're back! You were missed, LG.

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Punkguyta (author)LasVegas2007-05-21

I was about to say to this guy. I simply bought a svideo cable from the dollar store and cut the end off and connected a rca cable with a 470pf cap in line with I belive the luminance wire. Worked fine.

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gschoppe (author)2007-05-21

all you need is a video capture card... you can get models that are usb for about $40

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