TV Connection Problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ajon12, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. ajon12 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have one of the slightly older macs (Dec 08), and a screen which takes only RCA and S-Video inputs. I've already bought a Mac-VGA adapter from Apple, which works fine on other applications, and I bought this http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002OC97N8/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00VGA-S-Video Adapter together with a male-male S-Video cable to connect it to the screen. However this doesn't work and the display detects no input when I try it. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong and how I can connect the mac properly?

    Thanks,

    Adam
     
  2. samh macrumors 6502

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    Are that S/Video Cable and TV both known to be working? Can you watch anything else through S/Video on the TV, and have you used that cable with anythign else to make sure it's working?
     
  3. Alameda, Aug 3, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012

    Alameda macrumors 6502a

    Alameda

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    Does your Mac Display control panel let you set NTSC S-Video output? If not, the adapter you bought will not work.

    The adapter you purchased is a purely passive adapter which can only work if your video card sends an S-Video signal through its VGA connector.
     

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