Not sure if I'm posting in the right section, but here goes.
I'm trying to connect my PC to an old CRT TV via S-Video. The connection displays just fine, but the problem is a DVD player and Satelite tv is connected to the TV too. When I plug the S-Video at the TV, I can't view my satelite tv and all I got is only audio.
Here is a photo of the CRT TV's back panel.
Is there a cheap solution or workaround for this problem? Any ideas?
I can not get the picture on my PC.
So how is the satellite STB connecte to the TV? If it is using a comnposite connection then the TV can most likely not have both an S_video and a composite video connecton connected at the same time. How do you tell your TV which one to use?
No, that's for audio, and does not have the 75-ohm characteristic impedance for video. You would need a video selector switch.
That component jack is colored yellow, is it still considered audio?
Originally Posted by DJWikiera
Yes, as long as they aren't powered up at the same time. You'll need to get a couple more to supply audio going that route, but it all won't fit. Get a switch.
Yup that's what i intend to do.Turn off dvd player to watch satelite TV and etc. Satelite TV audio will be connected to the composite audio and audio for the DVD player will be connected to a AV receiver.
I was worried I couldn't get the video right.
Alright will try that when I get home, thanks for the help!
ok now I'm getting a distortion on the DVD player even when the sat TV is turned off. Sat TV works fine when I turn off DVD player. Is there a possibility that the twin jack is faulty( i find the plug to be abit loose) or the jack just wouldn't do it for this case?
So getting a switch selector is the only way?
ps. i've found an old manual switch in my junk store room so that solves my problem! Thanks for all the help and replies