I've been looking for an s-video to compsite cable. I've seen several advertised on the net. Most look pretty cheap (quality wise), but the Monster Entec CSVC-1 looks like it is high quality, but it's rather expensive. Has anyone had any experience using an s-video to composite cable or adapter? I'm looking for some guidance on what to buy. I'd like to find a bidirectional cable that just plugs into the s-video connectors on my A/V receiver and into the composite connectors on my TV and VCR. I don't want to have to buy an 2 s-video cables, 2 "adapters" and 2 composite cables. Feel free to reply directly to my email.
After I stopped to think about it for a minute, I solved my own problem. Since I don't have an s-video connection on my TV, it makes no since to use the s-video connection on my A/V receiver. I don't get any benefit. I should just use the composite video connections on my VCR, DVD player, and SAT receiver and let my A/V receiver switch between my SAT receiver, VCR, and DVD player instead of messing with s-video connections. Sounds like I need to get a new TV.
I'd like to make this same request: I'm purchasing a CVP from Madrigal, to handle all the video switching for the AVP-2 pre-amp, decoder.
The output of the CVP is either component video, or composite (RCA) video.
My current monitor is a Sony XBR 53" rear projection monitor, with either composite, or s-video inputs, no component inputs.
The issue is somewhat complicated by the cable distance between the AVP-2/CVP and the projection monitor (30'). Currently there's a RCA cable between the video switcher and the monitor, and the picture quality is rather good.
I'm interested in knowing if using the CSVC-1 on the monitor end of the current RCA - RCA cable and driving the s-video input of the Sony-XBR monitor would help with transmission quality and better colors?