S-Video to RGB Converters

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steve
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When JVC first introduced S-VHS, (back in the mid eighties I believe), S-Video inputs were not provided on TVs. To enable early adopters to benefit from the increased luminance bandwidth, JVC sold a converter box that decoded the S-Video signal into RGB components for connection to the RGB inputs of a SCART socket.
I assume that the original product was discontinued as soon as S-Video inputs became common on large screen TVs. Does anybody know of an equivalent product on the market today?

Big Bird
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Try asking at a Sony Shop
Sony has sold a coverter notso long a go

bcrabtree
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If that fails, there is a German company whose name I forget, which I's sure does one.

I've got one of their Scart switch boxes here at home but we are in the middle of decorating and ALL the AV kit from the living room has been dispersed to other rooms in the house, and I can't find the Scart unit.

I'll try to search it out tomorrow.

Bob C

bcrabtree
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Well, it was Freitag Electronics and they appear no longer to have such products in their range - assuming the company at Freitag.com is the one that made my switchbox.

Bob C

Alexis
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The Sony offering is called "S-RGB TRANSCODER YR-1000". I bought mine for £50 second-hand several years ago and it works fine. Hope this helps
Alexis

philbrown
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Steve...if you are interested I have a Ferguson S/VHS to RGB converter (model VA341)
also has controls for Colour, Contrast and Brightness.
It has never really been used so is 'as new'.
Yours for £50 if you want to contact me.
email - philbrown@ibm.net