Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Knob Noster, MO
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Hey guys, first of all, sorry if this is in the wrong section, but there's so many that I think it could fit in.
Anyway, I know a little about home audio/video, but it isn't my strongest area. Anyhow, here's what I'm trying to do...
A friend is wanting me to set up a 42" Plasma tv for him, and I'm having some problems. All he wants to use it for is regular analog cable tv, and a dvd/vcr combo player.
Here's the problems I've run into... The TV doesn't have an RF analog jack to connect to the cable (so I guess "technically" it would be a display, rather than a 'tv'). I also don't think the composite video jacks (yellow) work on the TV. All I have to work with are the RGB component video port, S-Video port, and the red/white audio jacks. (It also has a VGA, and DVI port)
When I connect the DVD player or a satellite box to the component RGB jacks, it works fine. Is there any sort of a converter that I can use to convert a coax cable to component video or S-Video?
And I also noticed another problem...
My first idea was to plug the cable tv's coax into the input connection on the vcr, then use the composite yellow/white/red cables out to the tv. I could only get the audio to work that way, so I think the yellow video jacks are bad on the TV.
My second idea then was to use an s-video/yellow composite dongle cable to convert the yellow output on the vcr to S-video to plug into the TV, so that the cable tv signal input into the vcr, outputs to the tv. That worked, but only one problem. The video displayed was in black and white. :unsure: