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Want to convert S-video to component  

post #1 of 10
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I have a Samsung 63" plasma. I'm running the DVD and the HDTV from cable to component inputs. I have another video source (TIVO) which won't do component out.

It's impossible to program a macro on my remote to gracefully switch the video source on the TV between component and s-video. So I'd like to convert to s-video from the tivo into component, so I can feed that into my receiver and let it do the switching.

What's a decent, low cost way to do this? (I'm willing to bet "decent" and "low cost" do not play well together).

Thanks,

Eric.
post #2 of 10
Try kramer electronics, they usually have that sort of thing.
post #3 of 10
Ofer,
I thought it was not possible to convert s-video to component?
post #4 of 10
Of course it is possible. It's done by an external comb filter. Hometheater Hifi has a review (a bit old, though) here, where they review then compare the Crystal Vision VPS1 to the Faroujda VP-100:

http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...talvision.html
post #5 of 10
If interlaced component output (480i) is okay, then the Matrix V3 from Projection Specialists might also solve the problem for you.
post #6 of 10
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Of course it is possible. It's done by an external comb filter.
A comb filter seperates the chroma from the luma in a composite signal.
An s-video signal is already seperated into Y and C, no comb filter is necessary, in fact, the elimination of the comb filter is one of the reasons to use s-video.

To convert s-video into a component signal. The Chroma signal has to be demodulated and decoded into the I and Q signals, which are furhter processed into Y, R-Y, and B-Y.
post #7 of 10
By converting to component, are you then losing any of the picture quality. It seems that may lead to data loss?
post #8 of 10
Component is capable of greater resolution then either composite or YC. Converting composite to component won't result in quality loss, the reverse will.
post #9 of 10
tvtech1,

Doh - I must've missed my coffee that day. You are, of course, correct. I must've been thinking of composite...
post #10 of 10
Purchase a used Iscan at audiogon and set the unit to output component video instead of RGBHV. 250 dollars
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