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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
crestind

13 years ago

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
Taylorabc

Reply 13 years ago

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

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LasVegas
LasVegas

13 years ago

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
DIY Dave

Reply 13 years ago

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
LasVegas

Reply 13 years ago

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
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

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

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DIY  Dave
DIY Dave

Reply 13 years ago

how can I do that?

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

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
gschoppe

13 years ago

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