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...since finding an official Atari brand Jaguar S-Video cable is almost impossible these days (for under $300,000 bucks....yes I am inflateing that number ever so slightly), just wondering about any cable hackers out there....what have you done to create your own Jaguar S-Video cable, and what is your resulting satisfaction level with it?

 

I have the skills, I have the solder, I have the soldering iron(s), I even have all the components/parts which I need to do this, but before I go ahead and actually assemble/solder and heat shrink around my hacked up edge card connector and S-Video connector, I thought I would check in and ask people here for any final suggestions/advice. How does one obtain the maximum best video output from a Jaguar to a S-Video connection?

 

SCART is outta the question since, well, I live in Canada (North America) and as far as I know, no TV/Monitors have ever been sold with that option here, since....well, I assume that is a European connection standard of the past...? Never the less, none of my TV's and/or monitors have any SCART inputs anyways.....my gear's inputs include....HDMI, Component Video, S-Video, Composite Video, and the ever so lowly mashed together audio/video RF inputs (for channel's 3/4 VHF).

 

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SCART is mainly a European connector, there is also JP-21 in Japan that uses the same physical connector with a different pinout. There is an exact size card edge connector from Mouser (I think) that fits the Jag perfectly, no need to file down a bigger edge connector, from there it's just a matter of wiring up the proper pins. If you send me a PM I can probably dig up that part number for you. It was either Mouser or Digikey IIRC.

 

Best also sells an s-video cable with some sort of enhancer circuitry for less red bleed, but even without that in a cable I don't notice anything wrong with a signal.

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I just added an s-video (and composite and stereo) jack to the rear of my jaguar. Does away with the need for specialized cords.

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Best also sells an s-video cable with some sort of enhancer circuitry for less red bleed, but even without that in a cable I don't notice anything wrong with a signal.

 

 

Like What madman said, Best Electronics is the way to go. It certainly beats out that $300,000 price you were talking about.

 

Here's a link in case you wish to jump straight to the page.

 

http://www.best-electronics-ca.com/power%20guide.htm#Combo

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I need to get one of these....S Video looks so much better than composite. Too bad no modern TV's have even one S video input anymore, so you need to invest in a converter of some sort as well.

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If you are patient on ebay, you can get this cable for not too much. Here are ones that sold on ebay in the last few months.

 

Official S-Video Cable
$63 - 6/20/14 - Mint - CIB - New Sealed
$54 - 7/7/14 - Mint - CIB - New Sealed
30 used cable only
23 cable only
23 cable only

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The one I was bidding on recently went for $24 and it was brand new in the package still. Don't really need it since switching TV's though. Composite out on a mid 2000's Sony CRT looks better than when I had S-Video hooked to a late 2000's Emerson.

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