Many audio/visual devices such as DVD players, DVRs and VCRs use S-video cables to connect to televisions. It's possible to connect one of these devices to your computer monitor by constructing a simple S-video to VGA converter cable. You can obtain an S-video cable and VGA adaptor inexpensively at any electronics store. Using this adaptor, any device with a S-video port can be connected to a PC monitor or any other VGA port.
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Things you need
- S-video cable
- S-video (female) to VGA adaptor
Connect one end of an S-video cable to the S-video port on the S-video to VGA adaptor.
Connect the S-video end of this new cable to the S-video port on any audio/visual device.
Connect the VGA end of the cable to the VGA port on your computer monitor.
Turn your computer monitor and audio/visual device on. The video signal from the device will appear on your monitor.
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