I have an old crt tv (sylvania 6420FE) that I'm trying to get hooked up to my computer. I bought an s video cable and an rca audio cable for it, both of which work - but not at the same time. The audio works only in the video 1 and game setting, and the video only works in the video 2 setting. Do I need to get an rca cable for video as well, or is there a way to make both of them work at once? I admit I'm a complete noob at this stuff, so I apologize if this is a stupid question.
I'm having the same problem as leee4888. Although I'm not attaching a computer to my tv, I'm just trying to attach a vcr or dvd-r to that video line with an S-Video cable (red, white and yellow - the S-video cable). I'm able to use video line 2 which is the "game" key on the remote. The input lines (red, white, yellow) are on the front of the tv. I just press "input select" twice and it moves to line 2 - where I have a second recording device attached to that. But for some reason I cannot connect to the video 1 line - which I assume is the S-video (yellow) line in back (right next the the normal red and white inputs. (I'm trying to use both video lines because I finally have set my cable box up to my main tv line - and need both the video lines to record off the air seperately - I split the coaxial cable with a 3 way splitter). When I attach the S-video cables to the input in back of the tv - I get the sound only - no video? Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? The TV is a Sylvania 6420FE projection TV. Help! Thanks!
Well - the store sold me the S-video cable. It's three small wire/cables connected - one goes into the red - one goes into the white - and the yellow big circular S-Video wire goes into the big round S-Video on the back of the tv. (The colors are marked with a tag on the cables near the top-the actual colors near the insert tips are red, black, and yellow. Do I have the wrong cable?
Ok - thanks Lee. I"m taking the S-video cable I bought back to the store and research it some more. Ya- I can go between video 1 and video 2 on the input select button. But I haven't been able to get anything on my video 1 line. The video 2 line is the three red,white and blue inputs on the front of the tv. I never press the game button. Thanks so much for your help! I really appreciate it - this isn't my forte!
I'm trying to get the video 1 line to work. On the video 2 line I have on Dvd-R - with a split coaxial cable going to the dvd-r and then to the input video 2 line. I want to set another one up to the video 1 line (on the back) - but I get sound - don't get video - even with the S-video cable. (I split the coaxial 3 ways- one going to the cable box and then to the main TV input. And I have run the 2nd coaxial cable to my dvd-r - and then to the video 2 line- so I can either play dvd's - or record off the air - seperately from the cable box - (it's analogue for the channels). So I'm trying to use my other dvd/vcr combo - (with the 3rd coaxial cable running to this one) and trying to get it to run to the video 1 line inputs on the back of the tv (the same way I did it on the video 2 line). But for some reason - after I hook up the S-video cable from the dvd/vcr combo to the video 2 line S-video input - I only get audio when I go to video 1 line - the picture doesn't come through.
Have you tried the DVD recorder on Video 1 ? Your DVD recorder should have composite video along with s-video outputs. This would verify that Video 1 is working. Though generally these video inputs don't break.
ah - good idea - I'll record something on the dvd-r - and then see if it plays back on the video 1 line (which is the S-video input). Yes- my dvd-r has the composite video and S-video inputs - but my tv - for the video 1 line- it's an S-video input. Unlike the video 2 line - which takes the normal red.white, and yellow cable -which I run from my other dvd-r - to the front of tv - which is the video 2 linen input. Trying my dvd-r on line 1 in a sec.
oh well. Nope - still doesn't work. I get sound from the tv on video line 1 - but no picture. Tried recording on my dvd-r - and playing back - again - sound but no pic. Something is wrong with the S-video hookup. I have a cable worker coming on Wed. to hook up my new digital cable box- I'll throw this at him and see if he can help. Thanks so much for your help.