S-Video Being Omitted - A Problem For Dvd-RsConverting from component
Posted Yesterday, 12:49 PM
The initial Googling revealed some quite inexpensive options but further research revealed that the video quality with these could be mediocre. If a file was considered valuable enough to archive, then video quality is important for me.
Further searching revealed the alternatives could be very expensive until the Atlona AT-COMP500 Component Video to S-Video/Composite Converter was discovered at http://www.ebay.com/...0-/221047582483
The downside of that unit is the cost of freight from the USA but it still works out less than half the cost of the same product sourced locally. And I made an offer of $90 which was accepted so that helped a bit. And from what I can gather, with interest in s-video sharply declining, the Ationa AT-COMP500 is now discontinued so when present stocks are sold only the much cheaper and the much more expensive alternatives will be available. At this stage I'm unsure if the Ationa strips off DVD copy protection but I have a "Digital Stabiliser" that does if required, something not needed for FTA files on a PVR anyway.
It probably would have been more sensible to have educated myself about PC use, something many here have developed into a fine art, but I'm lazy about too much mental PC effort so have chosen the Ationa route. This post is to alert others with my backward approach to what I've uncovered.
Posted Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Posted Yesterday, 09:44 PM
But I agree, pity the MAGIC is not capable of VAST reception.