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  • George Bellefontaine
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Jan 2001
    • 7637

    A $20 Fix

    No, I don't mean dope or a prostitute. I'm referring to an inexpensive fix to a problem I have with my Sony LCD projector.The Sony only allows you to have either a composite or S-Video connection, or it automatically defaults to S-Video. Since I have my projector in an enclosure, it is a pain to have to remove the front panel, unplug S-Video and plug in composite if I want to watch something on (UGH) vhs tape or the tv.So I needed a composite to S-Video converter. Tributaries have one at $99 American, which would be approx $160 cdn.I couldn't find a local Tributaries deal but one location showed me this little converter for $20. It's made by Ultra Link (I believe it is a Canadian company)and you just plug the composite out from your vcr into one end and connect an S-Video out at the other end and plug it into the S-Video receptable on the receiver.I haven't tried it out yet, but for $20 I don't have much to lose.




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  • Andrew Pratt
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 16507

    #2
    I'm using one from Radio shack that's exactly the same thing as the one you got and its about the same price. I'm using mine ot convert my VCR's output into S-Video so that I can let my receiver do the switching instead of the TV. I havne't noticed any picture degredation from the conversion so I'm happy with it...for the money its a great buy if you need that conversion step but don't buy it if you think you'll get a better image from the S-video over the composite.




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    • GregoriusM
      Super Senior Member
      • Oct 2000
      • 2755

      #3
      Yep. UltraLink is a Canadian company. All of my interconnects are UltraLink. They have quite a selection of cables, etc. From the reasonably priced, to the higher priced stuff. Which, I guess to some, could be reasonably priced too! ;-)
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      • GregoriusM
        Super Senior Member
        • Oct 2000
        • 2755

        #4
        BUT! BUT! BUT! I'm saving up for CATS!!!!!



        Whew! Had to put that one in quick! he he
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        Gregor

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        • George Bellefontaine
          Moderator Emeritus
          • Jan 2001
          • 7637

          #5
          Andrew- I'm using mine exactly for the same reason you are using yours.The only difference is I have two projectors set up in my HT. The crt only handles composite and the Denon 3801 only has one composite out. The LCD projector, which I only use for widescreen mostly, is connected directly by component from the Sony 7700. Thing is, I also have a Pioneer combi LD/DVD player and that is connected S-Video into the 3801 and then out to the LCD projector. This way I can choose to play LD or DVD through the projector, but not the VCR or TV. The little converter allows me to connect a second VCR (I have too many)via composite to S-Video in on VCR 2 on the 3801. Man, I got cables coming out of my ying yang. But now I can watch TV or the VCR on either the crt or the LCD without having to switch inputs on the LCD projector. Wheeew. BTW, I didn't realize Radio Shack had these little converters.




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          • Andrew Pratt
            Moderator Emeritus
            • Aug 2000
            • 16507

            #6
            Yup Radio shack has them and Parts Express has them on for $7US (hint hint forum sponsor)




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