Anybody make a Mini Displayport to S-Video adapter?

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  1. jamesr242 macrumors member

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    Title pretty much sums it up. The only thing I could find is people using ridiculous setups with converter boxes, USB, etc. I just want something simple and easy (non-cluttered). Surely if Apple is too stupid to make one then there is something aftermaket, right?
     
  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816

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    The only aftermarket adapters ATM I believe are from monoprice.com, but I'm fairly certain they don't have one to s-video. Most people will be going forwards (miniDP to DP, or HDMI) not backwards to very old technology. Best bet is miniDP to vga, and vga to s-vid if you can find it.
     
  3. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    Why not use an MDP->DVI and DVI->Video (S-Video and composite), both available from Apple?
     
  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    That won't work because the analog pins in the DVI connector are missing.
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    It isn't about the physical connection, but rather the signal being transferred. I'm fairly certain that mDP -> VGA then VGA to S-Video should work, but no guarantees.

    If the cables don't work, you would have to buy converters which could cost as much as buying a new TV with HDMI (a small one).
     
  6. ubestbsteppin macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately, none of these suggestions. You can read about why by looking at this thread .

    Something like this seems to be the only option.
     
  7. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Here is the converter you need. Couple this with a MDP->VGA adapter and you're in luck, if a bit messy. It gets power from the USB port, so that is one extra cable that you need to run.

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10114&cs_id=1011407&p_id=4724&seq=1&format=2
     
  8. jamesr242 thread starter macrumors member

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    These options really suck. Thanks for the help though! I really just wish Apple would make a simple adapter.

    I have an HDTV now, but I'm moving across the country now and my living situation is going to be temporary so I'm probably going to be selling it and buying a cheap, older SDTV that won't have HDMI/DVI inputs. I really hate this proprietary display crap with a lack of adapters.
     
  9. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I wish the same thing, but Display Port simply does not put out the signals necessary to make this happen. This is a case of one step forward, two steps back in the case that you need it.
     

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