DVI to S-Video

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by VforVelveta, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. VforVelveta macrumors regular

    VforVelveta

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    Quick couple of questions.

    First, if I got a DVI to S-Video converter and connected my laptop to my TV, would both audio and video be sent, or just video?

    Second, if only video is sent, is there a DVI to S-Video converter that I can also connect the audio out to since S-Video can carry both audio and video?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    I'm not sure that S-Video can carry both signals. HDMI can but I don't think S-Video can, every TV I've seen has audio inputs with their S-Video inputs.

    The DVI-out on the Mac doesn't carry any audio signal anyway so you'd still need to take the audio from the audio-out to whatever adapter you can find if you can find one. A single-plug solution wouldn't work.
     
  3. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    Yeah, you'll need a separate 3.5mm audio to RCA cable to get sound. I'm pretty sure there isn't any way of getting audio from the DVI port.
     
  4. VforVelveta thread starter macrumors regular

    VforVelveta

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    Oops, yeah, you're right, S-Video only does video.

    So does anyone have any good methods to connect to a TV? My options for connections are composite, S-Video, and HDMI. Also, it would take about 15-20 feet of cord to reach, which would most likely cause the signal quality to degrade. Anyone have any suggestions they have tried?
     

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