Originally Posted by stevethebrain
How do you plug a RCA into a S video?
As Church AV Guy mentioned, I am going into the red/white audio inputs next to the s-video socket, from the headphone jack of the laptop.
I have since superceded this (blind) setup by buying at Atlona video scan scaler ($250), which enables me to capture video as well as audio. Essentially anything that I can see on my computer screen can be recorded. 'Course the video image is limited to VGA output (480 dpi
) converted to s-video, so it's not as good as hooking up your laptop via HDMI output to your TV, at 1600x1200 resolution on the laptop. But recording moving images, e.g. YouTube video on the Net, can look surprisingly good on the TV, if the source is high quality 480i uploads.
There's always some person uploading really nice video on YouTube. As I'm an Oppo owner now, I can understand it's a commercial DVD of a live concert performance played back on an Oppo BDP-95, going directly into the component ins of something like a Polaroid 2001G, with a Video Filter in between. The result is indistinguishable from the original DVD. This stuff uploaded on YouTube can look really nice! Until YouTube pulls the person's account, that is