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Composite AND S-Video compatible component Jack's.

Status: Acknowledged
by on ‎01-21-2020 06:01 PM
I've seen component Jack's that use one color to be the yellow for video. However that requires setting up the language and ignores s video which is better than standard composite.

The biggest problem with S-Video is it requires a separate Jack. I've seen devices at RV stores which take a standard component video and let you add an S-Video to two of the three video cables.

This is how I proposed it the green components or luma a component mode is also the purple or the chroma in S-Video mode. The blue component as the blue chroma difference in component video, is also the gray cable or the luma in S-Video mode. Finally the red component or red difference in component mode is the video in composite mode.

This is a way you could auto switch between all three modes. I'm assuming the chroma in s video and the two chromas in component are supplemental signals and don't generate a signal on their own meeting you can't just have pure chroma. So if the luma is in the green, then it switches to component mode. If the luma is in the blue, then it's an S-Video mode. Finally a composite video signal which contains less bandwidth for both luma and chroma makes an integrated signal recognize in just the red therefore if a signal goes to red, its composite.

All you have to do is make an adapter with two RC males one gray one purple at what end and connect them to an S-Video female on the other. Connect the s video cord male in the female connect the grey in the grey / blue and collect the purple in the purple / green.

If nothing you have has S-Video you don't have to pay for it, but you can buy these adapters for your S Video equipment.

Also the 3.5 mm adaptors could be used for both left and right RCA as well as Mini toslink. You either plug into 3.5 to RCA L/R and also you can plug in your toslink male into a toslink female to mini toslink 3.5.

Finally for coaxial surround it can have a second function. If none of the three RCA's four components are plugged,. Then the coaxial input will represent an ntsc tuner to play really old video don't need an RCA to F-Type converter just plug the video game RCA cable straight into the coaxial port and make sure nothing else is plugged in.

Finally the switcher box what plug into the multi-port and you only plug-in what you need and make sure you leave everything else empty. So the Atari 2600 would only use a coaxial port the betamax would just use the red component which is composite and the 3.5 for left and right audio,. The LaserDisc will use s video which is blue / gray for luma a green flash purple for Chroma for sound you can either use the 3.5 as RCA 3.5 as toslink mini, and the coaxial as a direct Sound source.
Status: Acknowledged

I have to agree with bobberuchi that you need to reach out to the appropriate manufacturer on this.

by Emerging Expert
on ‎01-24-2020 02:31 PM

You should bring it up with the company that still produces component video and or S video jacks.  

on ‎01-24-2020 07:53 PM
Unfortunately, most Japanese TV/entertainment player companies don't accept ideas from the general public. Since Best buy does, maybe it will work to send it to an American electronics company, like Best Buy.
by Emerging Expert
on ‎01-31-2020 06:19 PM

Best Buy accepts ideas on store operations and practices.  They are not a manufactuer of electronic components and would probably not spend the time on technology that has been nearly extinct for quite a long time.  

by Senior Social Media Specialist Senior Social Media Specialist
on ‎02-25-2020 10:33 AM
Status changed to: Acknowledged

I have to agree with bobberuchi that you need to reach out to the appropriate manufacturer on this.

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