Video Cables: S-Video

eiodotcom —  August 9, 2012 — 5 Comments

Today’s Eio post is on S-Video cables.

S-Video stands for “separate video” and is found in most audiovisual equipment. It is an analog video transmission that does not include audio and which carries standard definition video resolution. S-Video is more advanced than the standard composite video, which uses RCA jacks. S-Video uses mini-DIN plug and S-Video cable.

The S-Video connectors use mini-DIN plugs which come in four or seven pin varieties. Wisegeek says this: “To ensure correct orientation of the pins the connector has a notched, metal sleeve that must align properly with the female jack before it can be inserted. S-Video cables are more expensive than RCA cables and are not always included with products, but can be purchased separately.”

BYTECC PVM2A-12 12 ft. S-Video miniDin4 with 2RCA audio Cable

S-Video (MiniDin4) w/ audio RCA (Red/White)

Cables To Go 40458 35ft Velocity™ S-Video Cable

Connect digital camcorders, satellite receivers, DVD players, PC with TV out or any video source with s-video output jacks to a TV, monitor or a/v receiver with s-video input jacks. Our s-video cable also provides the right solution for connecting extended definition video recorders or digital satellite systems to your a/v receiver or television/monitor. Carefully designed dual 75 Ohm precision video conductors ensure optimal video quality.

Individually shielded Y (luminance) and C (chrominance) conductors are combined with an overall aluminum foil and OFC braid shield to protect against radio frequency interference (RFI) and electromagnetic interference (EMI). This cost-effective high-performance cable ensures maximum video quality when compared with s-video cables typically included with consumer electronics products.

Oxygen-free copper wire and the 24K gold-plated OFC connectors deliver all the detail, color and brightness you expect from your s-video component. Fully molded connectors provide excellent strain relief while the stylish, ultra-flexible PVC jacket enhances cable durability for years of audio/video enjoyment.

Connector 1: S-Video Male
Connector 2: S-Video Male

Please Note: In addition to fitting standard 4-pin s-video jacks, the Velocity s-video cable fits most 7-pin jacks found on desktop and notebook PCs with a TV out jack.

Cables To Go 29153 6ft Value Series™ 4-in-1 RCA + S-Video Cable

Ordinary “included in the box” video cables often use low quality materials with inferior shielding that can result in poor picture quality. But this s-video/composite video cable delivers all the detail, color and brightness you expect from your audio/video equipment. The s-video component is constructed from dual 75 Ohm coaxial cable that delivers high quality video images.

The dual coax design keeps the black and white (Y) signal separate and combines the color signals into a single color signal (C) to provide better picture quality than a composite cable. The composite video component is constructed from 75 Ohm coaxial cable that delivers clear, crisp images. The dual audio conductor is 90% spiral-wrapped with tinned copper to provide shielding against EMI/RFI interference.

Connector 1: One S-Video Male and Three RCA Male
Connector 2: One S-Video Male and Three RCA Male

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