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Q: Connectind DELL DVD with JVC television problem ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Connectind DELL DVD with JVC television problem
Category: Computers
Asked by: headsetsdotcom-ga
List Price: $12.00
Posted: 28 Sep 2002 22:20 PDT
Expires: 28 Oct 2002 21:20 PST
Question ID: 70328
Hi, i'm trying to connect a dell inspiron  8200 with a JVC television
to watch DVD's. Both new bits of kit, and using the Dell supplied
connctor along with a Radio Shack S connector cable.    The DVD plays
fine on the computer, but I can't get a TV connection.  I'm not
looking for the web site for DELL support or JVC support. Tx.

Request for Question Clarification by vinods-ga on 29 Sep 2002 04:13 PDT

please let me know which video card is installed in your 8200... Dell
lists three choices -
NVIDIAŽ  GeForce2 GoTM  video controller with 32 MB of DDR RAM 
NVIDIAŽ  GeForce4 440 GoTM  video controller with 64 MB or 32 MB of
ATIŽ MobilityTM RadeonTM 9000 video controller with 64 MB DDR RAM 

and the Operating System.  Also if possible, the model number of your

I may have the answer for you...

warm regards
Subject: Re: Connectind DELL DVD with JVC television problem
Answered By: vinods-ga on 29 Sep 2002 04:34 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello headsetsdotcom,

I think i have the solution to your problem.  

If the S-video out on your computer is a 7-pin female connector, and
the S-video in on your TV is a 4-pin connector, you just need to use a
standard S-video cable.

Please see


--- quote -----
What if my PC graphics card has a 7-pin S-video connector instead of
4-pin ?
The four pin S-video connector as shown above is the standard
connector for carrying S-video. Those seven pin connectors seen on
some PC graphics cards are non-standard connectors for carrying
S-video. The use of the pins on those seven pin connectors is not
standardized and can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. (For some
strange reasons some manufacturers in PC industry just keep constanly
breaking the industry standars and create lots of confuzion to users
when doing so).

Generally the four pins on those 7-pin connectors on the same places
as the standard four pin S-video connector have practcly always the
same fuctionality as those pins in S-video connector. The other three
pins can have then some extra signals which are not part of S-video
(usually some pins of those carry composite video and some control
signals, but the use of those three extra pins vary quite much). So if
you encounter 7 pin connector for S-video, then forget the three
center pins... just use the four on the standard positions. The
circuit shoudl work with those connectors as well.
------- unquote -----

You must try a standard S-video cable which will be available in most
TV stores. If you need to know where you can get one, I can search it
out for you if you give me some details of where you are situated.

Please let me know if this works out for you, or else, there may be
something else that is causing the problem. I will continue the search
for a solution in this case...

warm regards

Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 29 Sep 2002 05:46 PDT
hi headsetsdotcom-ga, 

please check this out...



Video Ware, Inc.
711 E. Main St.
Riverton, WY 82501-4444
Toll Free Orders Only: 1 877-857-5553
Technical Support: 1 307-851-0215
Fax: 1 800-851-1377

-- quote --
The reason that this cable has a separate RCA jack is that it can be
used with the Dell Inspiron computers that support both S-Video and
Composite Video out at the same time.
-- unquote --

warm regards, 


Clarification of Answer by vinods-ga on 07 Oct 2002 13:45 PDT
hi headsetsdotcom, 

Did you try out the cable I mentioned? 

warm regards
headsetsdotcom-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Vinods - My wife found a solution in the meantime, and i'm not sure
what it was but it works.  Thansk for your answer anyway,  sorry to
have another solution. Appreciate very much your effort. Tx.

Subject: Re: Connectind DELL DVD with JVC television problem
From: pinkfreud-ga on 29 Sep 2002 00:29 PDT
Starting with the section entitled "TV-Out Connectors," you might want
to scan through this page for some information that may be helpful:

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