Media Center - Work Directly with TV / Without Media Center?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by yewing, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. yewing

    yewing Guest

    I am a new owner of a media center pc. I actually have 2 of them. I
    want to connect one in my office directly to my tv to view recorded
    programs through the tv while computing. The other one I want to
    connect to a tv through a cable box - it's located in another part of
    the house.

    Neither of these tvs has an "s" video connector. The digital cable
    box doesn't have an "s" video connector.

    For the media center that I want connected directly to the tv: I
    purchased a 2 device AV s-video switcher tonight so I could connect
    an s video cable to it and then use rca cables to the tv. However,
    how am I supposed to get the tv to know it's supposed to run off the
    media center output?

    For the media center that I want connected through the digital tv: we
    have to go and get the appropriate composite cable tomorrow - I
    didn't realize it was a necessary part of the picture.

    I need to know, is this going to work or must you have a media center
    extender in order to view data through the tv or will this work?
    yewing, Apr 9, 2005
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    power4u Guest

    In an older TV it would be the same as if you wanted to hook up a DVD player.
    You need an RF modulator. Simply put, this converts the RCA jack and or
    S-Video signal to Radio Frequency (RF) so the older Television can receive
    the signal. What you do is set the TV to channel 3 like the cable box, and
    the TV accepts the signal in this regard. Wow, I am glad someone finally
    asked a question that I can answer! I ask more questions on this sight than I
    answer. Good luck.
    power4u, Apr 9, 2005
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