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TYMER

join:2013-03-15

connect s-video cable comcast

I thought I might improve my Non HD video signal from my Comcast Non HD box to my LCD TV if I used a S-video cable. The Video signal works OK but I lose all Audio, when I hook up the S cable. Never touched the Audio cables and tried numerous configurations, Frustrated
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mariod

join:2009-06-16

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S-Video only carries a video signal. Hence the name.

This is a TV manufacturer issue, not a comcast issue.



camper
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join:2010-03-21
Bethel, CT
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reply to TYMER

Does the s-video input have its own set of audio inputs associated with it?



halfband
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join:2002-06-01
Huntsville, AL
reply to mariod

As mariod noted, s-video does not carry audio. Use the red and white stereo RCA jacks for audio.
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telcodad

join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
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As the OP said "never touched the audio cables," it sounded to me (and looks like to camper See Profile too) that he may have originally been using the Composite video input on the TV, along with a set of audio cables, and then just changed out that Composite video cable to the S-video one.

Like camper See Profile asked, the S-video input on the TV likely has its own independent set of audio inputs, so the audio cables need to be moved/connected to those on the TV for the sound to work using that video input.


mike34
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join:2004-07-17
Central City, PA
reply to TYMER

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SpHeRe31459

join:2002-10-09
Sacramento, CA
kudos:1
reply to TYMER

In all reality going S-Video won't gain you anything noticeable, SD on an HDTV doesn't look amazing either way. S-video and composite are one step away from each other. Really with any modern TV and its comb filter the difference between composite and s-video is pretty slim.

So if you have problems going back to composite isn't the end of the world.


TYMER

join:2013-03-15
reply to telcodad

The Sharp TV appears to have Audio jacks directly under the S-Video so I envisioned like you suggested that I might have to use those 2 R/W input but to no avail. The Comcast box only has the one audio output and I have that Y off so I can just play music on a set of standalone PC speakers and not have to turn on the TV. But alas when the S-Video cable is plugged into the TV there is still no sound coming from the TV or the Y off PC speakers… Frustrating. I was thinking it was a setting in the Comcast set top box but I could not find any where to change any settings


TYMER

join:2013-03-15
reply to SpHeRe31459

Thank U, its become a learning experience now, Why wont it Work? I have a I5 PC with WIDI and a Belkin TV and Belkin WIDI receiver set up, so I can broadcast a HD signal from my primary Home to my soon to be retirement home  TV where I am attempting to use the S-Video. The Belkin TV is supposedly broadcasting in 1080P even though Comcast only broadcast in 1080I and all the Belkin stuff works great, all HDMI connections on the TV…


TYMER

join:2013-03-15

Sorry wasn't a WIDI Belkin on the TV it what as a Netgear WIDI receiver, all technology hard to keep up with it all...but ain't it neat



gar187er
I do this for a living

join:2006-06-24
Dover, DE
kudos:4
reply to TYMER

said by TYMER:

Thank U, its become a learning experience now, Why wont it Work? I have a I5 PC with WIDI and a Belkin TV and Belkin WIDI receiver set up, so I can broadcast a HD signal from my primary Home to my soon to be retirement home  TV where I am attempting to use the S-Video. The Belkin TV is supposedly broadcasting in 1080P even though Comcast only broadcast in 1080I and all the Belkin stuff works great, all HDMI connections on the TVâ€Â¦

your tv isnt broadcasting, the box is, and doesnt do 1080p.
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gar187er
I do this for a living

join:2006-06-24
Dover, DE
kudos:4
reply to TYMER

said by TYMER:

The Sharp TV appears to have Audio jacks directly under the S-Video so I envisioned like you suggested that I might have to use those 2 R/W input but to no avail. The Comcast box only has the one audio output and I have that Y off so I can just play music on a set of standalone PC speakers and not have to turn on the TV. But alas when the S-Video cable is plugged into the TV there is still no sound coming from the TV or the Y off PC speakersâ€Â¦ Frustrating. I was thinking it was a setting in the Comcast set top box but I could not find any where to change any settings

what box do you have?
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