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Old 8th February 2018, 02:22 PM   #1
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So, I would like to spend a maximum of $15-$20 to try to connect my old SD satellite receiver to my 60" plasma and try to get the best picture possible. It has composite and s-video output only.

As for the "stop just there and buy a used HD satellite receiver" comments, just bear with me, it's not that easy, and since I already have 4 SD receivers, I will always have at least 1 hooked up to a modern TV for years to come.

I believe s-video will give the best picture out of the receiver, better than composite. There are various inexpensive boxes I can try to convert from s-video to an input on the TV.

This one does s-video to VGA, about $CDN14:
1 Video S Video zu VGA Konverter AV Kabel Wandler Adapter fur Monitor Kamera ~~ | eBay

This one does s-video to HDMI, about $CDN20:
1080P AV S-Video To HDMI Audio Converter With USB Cable For HDTV DVD J1O6 X H4Q8 | eBay

This one is SCART to HDMI, about $CDN13:
SCART to HDMI Digital Video Audio Upscale Converter Adapter 1080P HD TV | eBay

The SCART to HDMI looks most attractive on paper, but wondering if there might be some hidden issues such as it doesn't support the s-video portion of the SCART standard, or doesn't handle NTSC well, etc.

For the s-video to HDMI adapter, since it looks cheap compared to its competitors, I would be worried that it simply did not work as advertised.

Any input appreciated, whether based on experience, or just general knowledge of video technology.
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Old 8th February 2018, 02:39 PM   #2
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Hello.
S-Video is better than composite.
What is the input of your TV ?
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Old 8th February 2018, 03:48 PM   #3
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Hello, sorry for threadjacking. I have the opposite problem: HDMI out to SCART (RGB) or to S-Video (or to CVBS in ultimate case). What can I use?
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Old 8th February 2018, 06:40 PM   #4
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You can use real HDMI to RGB converter but beware, HDMI have copy protection.
Maybe cheap converters don't manage it, you can find HDMI to YUV or to SCART (no RGB, only videocomposite) for 10 in Aliexpress.
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This is the back of the TV:
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S-Video is only better than composite if the comb filter in the receiver isn't great. Most aren't great. Since the SD satellite signal is probably composite anyway (over the air was) it's going to depend on where the better filter is, the satellite box or the TV. And if your TV has no analog inputs then you are at the mercy of cheap convertors. Your TV has no analog inputs at all?
EDIT: Just saw the pic.
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S-Video is only better than composite if the comb filter in the receiver isn't great. Most aren't great. Since the SD satellite signal is probably composite anyway (over the air was) it's going to depend on where the better filter is, the satellite box or the TV. And if your TV has no analog inputs then you are at the mercy of cheap convertors. Your TV has no analog inputs at all?
Both composite and component analog inputs as in picture.

I just tried composite today. Looks mediocre with noticeable pixelation.

I am thinking the s-video to VGA is the safest of the cheap converters. I see the SCART-to-HDMI and s-video-to-HDMI boxes as being higher risk. I am not finding any inexpensive s-video-to-component boxes.
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Maybe you will have better quality with CVBS input to your TV than use cheap converter to YUV or HDMI.
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