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Ok .. so I know that HDMI is pretty much the standard, but unfortunately, I can ether buy a new TV or make an HTPC... I would rather put together an HTPC, since I would get more out of that.


I am having trouble finding any brand new mobo's that have S-Video, and I totally understand why.


My question is...does anyone have a suggestion on an older mobo with s-video??


Thanks in advance for any advice

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I agree. I'd buy a nice mobo then add a cheap $10 old videocard with s-video. I bet i have an old x300 pcie card with s-video laying around somewhere if you can't find one locally
 

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There's a handful of ITX mobos out there with S-Video and a number of Radeon HD 4350 cards with S-Video on them. (Seems like S-Video dries up after that card.)


I've been looking to make a small client with S-Video or Component out to a 25" direct view (tube) TV in the bedroom.


It seems like it might be possible that Component adapters/dongles could work for me... but I'd have to try it to see if works, as there's no info on VGA/Component dongles past like 2+ years ago.
 

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Originally Posted by pendalpusher /forum/post/18231299


My question is...does anyone have a suggestion on an older mobo with s-video??

One of the Intel Atom mobos, D945GCLF2, had s-video output on the back panel. I think is was the "2" suffix that indicated that it had s-video. You might still find it at a retailer.


A lot of the socket 939 mobos with integrated 6150 GPU had s-video, but it often was only a 3 or 4-pin header, and you had to buy or make a cable & bracket w/the DIN connector. Perhaps you should check out the the current socket AM2/AM2+ motherboards with nVidia 6150 GPU; you might have to download the user manuals to get the full specs.
 

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The last mb with IGP that support S-/component/composite video were around 2007. There has been no IGP supporting HDTV analog since then.
 

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Originally Posted by renethx /forum/post/18232621


The last mb with IGP that support S-/component/composite video were around 2007. There has been no IGP supporting HDTV analog since then.

But the OP was only asking for s-video, not component.

The D945GCLF2 I purchased about a half year ago certainly has an s-video port on its rear panel. I have set the desktop resolution (both Win7 and Mythbuntu) to 1024x768, and the TV would display that desktop image from that Intel mobo's s-video port. Yes, I understand that s-video is 480i analog.


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IGP (GMA 950) itself does not support S-video. In fact VGA is the *only* format GMA 950 supports natively. Yup, a 945G mb could support S-video, composite video, component video, DVI, and/or HDMI via SDVO + a third-party ADD2 chip, however.
 

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WOW! ... thanks for all the great information.


These forums rock.


I really appreciate it.


I think I am going to take the mobo+video card route. that way if I do upgrade my TV, I won't have to swap out the pc also.


Thanks again,


Chris
 

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If you want to upgrade TV on the cheap look at Craigslist. LOTS of 2002-2005 HD CRT based rear projection sets for under $500. Got my WS65513 for $100 2 years ago.
 
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