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post #1 of 11
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Is there a way to connect a composite output on a VCR to a component input on a switch I have? I don't want to spend a lot of money and I can't find an adapter on the internet.
post #2 of 11
I don't know of any NTSC composite to 480i component adapters but I do know of several NTSC composite to 480p component adapters. One of the latter that is not too expensive secondhand and that is pretty good is called a DVDO iScan Plus.
post #3 of 11
You have two choices for best performance. I have used both and they are the only units that do no degrade the image. Unfortunately, neither is a current product -

Monster Entec made a Composite to S-Video converter. It was around $900.00 new, very few were sold, and it is virtually impossible to find.

Kramer made a unit that also converts either Composite or S-Video to Component. Street price was around $270.00.

Other units did not perform as well and/or used A/D and D/A conversion with artifacts.

Due to space considerations I no longer use the Kramer. If you'd be interested in it shoot me an email - it's still in mint condition and I'd be interested in making space in the closet ...

hlm3@att.net
post #4 of 11
An old DVHS deck with component output off ebay is an option. A JVC DR30000 for example.
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
What about a way to convert s-video to component? I forgot I have an s-video output on the VHS deck.

BTW, I discovered that if you connect a composite cable to the green component input you get a B/W picture. If you split the composite signal and plug into red and green component you get a red picture, plug into green and blue you get a blue picture, plug into all three you get a purple picture.
post #6 of 11
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I found an s-video to component adapter at infocus.com for $25. Svideo.com sells a composite to s-video adapter for $4. Prices shown include shipping. Hopefully this will work. Thanks for your thoughts.

Rick Martin
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by zanspgn
BTW, I discovered that if you connect a composite cable to the green component input you get a B/W picture. If you split the composite signal and plug into red and green component you get a red picture, plug into green and blue you get a blue picture, plug into all three you get a purple picture.
That's why component is called YPbPr. Y = black and white, Pb = blue, Pr = red.
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post #9 of 11
check out a website called svideo and put composite to component adapter in the search on that site. there may be some items you can use.
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Well, I found out there are 2 types of svideo connectors - 4 pin and 7 pin. The infocus adapter uses a 7 pin svideo connector which works with an infocus projector. So I guess the only way to get composite to component is to use a convertor/processor. I will research this some more, but I may just not worry about it. I was just trying to eliminate a switch, but it looks like I'd be replacing a switch with a convertor.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by zanspgn
What about a way to convert s-video to component? I forgot I have an s-video output on the VHS deck.

BTW, I discovered that if you connect a composite cable to the green component input you get a B/W picture. If you split the composite signal and plug into red and green component you get a red picture, plug into green and blue you get a blue picture, plug into all three you get a purple picture.
Seeing this is the avs forum, ppl will call me heretic and throw rocks at me, still...
Before i had a video card that could output to component(and a tv that could accept the input, for that matters), i used to rip apart the s-video and wire it to a composite cable. Worked like a charm, of course pic quality wasn't great, but...

Back on topic, since you can go from s-video to scart, i think you can mod S-Video to YPbPr

Some expert correct me if i'm wrong
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