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#396232 - 08/19/13 09:42 PM 4 Pin S Video to Component - On Screen Setup Menu
Mike_KC Offline
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I just purchased a new TV that has HDMI and component. My old receiver (NAD T752) only allows the on-screen setup menu to be viewed via S video (4 pin) or composite per the documentation. Any ideas on how I can get things setup to display the receiver's on screen menu on my new TV? Is there such a thing as a 4-pin S video to component adapter? I was only able to find 7-pin to component adapters.

If not, I am thinking I will have to find an older TV that uses 4 pin S-video just to perform the receiver setup. For some reason, the sub is not working when I watch DVD's even though the sub is receiving a signal during the 'test' mode where it sends static to each channel. I am hoping the sub is just turned off or not configured in the receiver.

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#396233 - 08/19/13 10:04 PM Re: 4 Pin S Video to Component - On Screen Setup Menu [Re: Mike_KC]
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Like this?
http://www.amazon.com/S-Video-MDIN7-Component-Infocus-Projector/dp/B001UW1D58

There are other cables that pop up as related. This one claims it's for an in-focus projector. Not sure if that's "special" or not.

Seems there are ways to do what you need at least.


Edited by ArthurC (08/19/13 10:08 PM)
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#396241 - 08/20/13 05:20 PM Re: 4 Pin S Video to Component - On Screen Setup Menu [Re: Mike_KC]
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You won't find a S-to-Component cable, because you can split the single color component of the S-Video into the two parts needed for Component with a passive cable. I don't know what that cable linked above does, probably something specific for the device it was designed to be used with.

But if you find an S-Video break-out cable, you can use the Luminance part to drive the Luminance portion of the Component input (usually the Red jack), leaving the other cable unconnected, and get a black and white picture.

See the single, breakout adapter at the bottom of this page:
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/svideo/index.htm
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#396242 - 08/20/13 05:30 PM Re: 4 Pin S Video to Component - On Screen Setup Menu [Re: Mike_KC]
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I'm rather surprised there's no composite input on the TV--that's an easy adapter from s-vid.
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#396243 - 08/20/13 05:33 PM Re: 4 Pin S Video to Component - On Screen Setup Menu [Re: Ken.C]
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That is one thing to check. Many newer TVs will take the full composite signal on the Red jack of their Component interface.
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#396247 - 08/21/13 12:10 AM Re: 4 Pin S Video to Component - On Screen Setup Menu [Re: ClubNeon]
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Even though the receiver manual says it only sends the on screen menu via S video or composite, I went ahead hooked up a component cable to the tv and hooked up the green cable to a monitor out on the receiver and was able to see the on screen menu.

The only problem is the sub was on and at 40hz. So, I guess the problem with the sub lies elsewhere.

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