Question about video card tv out...

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Bear Klaw, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Bear Klaw

    Bear Klaw Guest

    I have a geforce 4 ti 4200 card.

    It has a tv out, i bought a 25ft s video cable thinking the connection was s video. It is round and black, but is not an s video type connection. It has more pins. What do i need to hook it up to my s video cable? What type of converting cable?
  2. Wolf68k

    Wolf68k OT Supporter

    Dec 18, 2003
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    Houston, Texas
    It should be S-video
    What is the maker of the card? and I don't mean nVidia, someone else made the card; eVGA, ASUS, Leadtek just to name a few
  3. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

    Jan 27, 2005
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    It's probably a proprietary plug designed to connect to a breakout box. The only way to know what kind of signal is supplied by that breakout box is to look in the user manual and/or get hold of tech support. If you don't have the breakout box, you may want to get one -- but if the signal isn't HDTV-compatible, the resolution coming out of that little black plug is going to be 640x480 or worse.
  4. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude with an ileostomy bag OT Supporter

    Oct 14, 2005
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    yinzer / nilbog, trollhio
    my ati all in wonder has a plug on the card that looks like s-video. you connect a wired box to it that is has inputs for rca and svideo

    my video card will also output svideo, but it is on a wire dongle that plugs into a weird square shaped port, also outputs composite...i don't know why you'd want that on a tv though, it looks horrible

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