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.
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
- TVs, DVDs, and DVRs
- High-end video cassette recorders
- Digital TV receivers
- Game consoles
Features: S-Video Connectors
Affordable Video Transmission
- Joined using four-pin mini-DIN connectors
- Offers 75 ohm termination impedance
- Affordable and available Y/C (brightness/color) connectors