S-Video Connectors

Super, Affordable Video Connection

Super video (separate video or S-video) connectors are commonly used in consumer TVs, DVD players, high-end video cassette recorders, digital TV receivers, DVRs, and game consoles.

Almost all TV-out connectors on graphics cards are S-video, even in Europe. S-video signals are generally connected with four-pin mini-DIN connectors, using a 75 ohm termination impedance. Apart from the impedance requirement, these cables are equivalent to regular mini-DIN cables, and can be used for S-video transfer. S-video cables are inexpensive compared to component or digital connector cables, due to their wide use for DVD players, and are routinely available where the higher bandwidth cables are not.  

Did you know?

Did you know?

Separating function of S-video connector offers sharper viewing. Some say the S in S-video stands for "separate," but others say it stands for "super." Regardless, we know that S-video technology transmits video signals over a cable, dividing the video information into separate color and brightness signals. For TV, this technology produces sharper images than composite video (video information transmitted as a single signal over one wire), offering you super video viewing.

Applications: S-Video Connectors

Consumer Electronics
  • TVs, DVDs, and DVRs
  • High-end video cassette recorders
  • Digital TV receivers
  • Game consoles
TVs, DVDs, and DVRs
High-end video cassette recorders
Set-top Box
Digital TV receivers
Game consoles