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    I think you answered your own question right here...

    Color / Brightness / Volume Adjustable
    AV Input x 2 / Video Output x 1
    NTSC / PAL Multi-System Auto Switch
    16x9 Aspect Ratio
    Convenient DIN cable input
    High Resolution Display (2400 x 480 dots)

    It's called "Mini-DIN" and is used by a lot of video devices (including camcorders and DVD players)

    You also have video out, so make sure you are not confusing anything with the output cable..

    Good luck! Let us know how it turns out as I was planning to buy this VERY LCD!!

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    the lcd appears to only take a composite video input. Just get a cable with male-to-male rca-phono plugs on it. Connect one end to the lcd cable's yellow female port, and the other end to the composite video out on your video card (the yellow female port).

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    I got this back from Xenarc support:


    Thank you for taking interest in our products. The video inputs are standard RCA Composite inputs.

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    PLug the cable you got with the LCD into the LCD input so you have a cable coming from the LCD that splits into the white Vid input, yellow vid input and power. Put power into the LCD, then a simple composite male-male cable into either of the vid inputs. Set the LCD to that input and then boot. Job done. No SVHS required at all - you are confusing the adaptor they supply as an SHVHS input i think.

    LCD > Adaptor cable > Male comp > male comp > Comp output on vid card

    Got it?

    Majik

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    does he need a conntroller or is that only needed for VGA cards?

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    Originally posted by MajikNWA
    PLug the cable you got with the LCD into the LCD input so you have a cable coming from the LCD that splits into the white Vid input, yellow vid input and power. Put power into the LCD, then a simple composite male-male cable into either of the vid inputs. Set the LCD to that input and then boot. Job done. No SVHS required at all - you are confusing the adaptor they supply as an SHVHS input i think.

    LCD > Adaptor cable > Male comp > male comp > Comp output on vid card

    Got it?

    Majik

    It sounds that simple but it's really not.

    This is what I did, which is probably the same thing you just said. I plug the adapter into the LCD. Now I have a yellow video input, and two white audio inputs. I bought a separate cable with red, white and yellow RCAs on it, with a s-video w/audio on the other end. Plug the red, yellow and white RCAs into the yellow, white and white inputs, now I have a s-video w/audio on the end of that so I can plug it in the computer. So I did. Turned the monitor on and it starts going crazy, the screen is all wavy. So I figured thier is no driver for it maybe that's the problem. I tried powerstrip, and created a resolution and installed it into the drive for the monitor. Shut comp down, unplugged original monitor and rebooted. Shows everything while it boots up on the LCD(really bad resolution, can't read anything) it gets to the windows XP splash screen, then it tries to go to the next screen and then it starts going crazy. Then I have to shut it down.

    Am I missing something here? I don't have anything in my bios that lets me change composite or vga. someone told me to do that.

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    No, you are still confusing s-video with composite as the cable you bought is not the right one.

    With the supplied adapter lead plugged into the LCD screen you have the yellow video composite input and two audio inputs.

    The only additional cable you need is a cable that has single phono plug on either end. Plug one end into the yellow socket on the adapter lead and the other end into the single phono socket on the back of your PC marked TV-Out

    If your PC only has the s-video TV output then you are out of luck as you screen does not support that.

    EDIT: I have just looked back through the thread and picked up this picture.



    The single phono socket for tv-out on your home pc is the one on the left. The 4pin one on the right is not supported by your monitor and hence why its going funny.

    Its unfortunate that the sockets are very similar but the one on the LCD panel is a 6pin socket and is supplying a composite signal on 1pin, stereo sound on another two pins, plus power and ground on the remaining ones.

    The 4pin socket on the back of your pc, consists of a video signal where the brightness goes down one pin, the colour down another pin, and the ground from a 3rd pin. As you can see this doesn't match the input of of video signal on the monitor as that has all the video signals coming in on one (i.e composite of all signals) pin.

    Hope this makes sense.

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    You might not be out of luck if all you have is S-Video, because you can buy a converter, but it might be like $30..

    Check radio shack for an S-Video -> RCA converter. Just remember this will also require 2 cables instead of 1.

    Didn't you check your video card and lcd for compatability before you bought it?

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    Yeah, I knew these s-video<->composite converters existed seeing as I've got one but I didn't want to complicate matters.

    At the end of the day he has a composite out so it didn't matter. The bigger problem is that they are on his home PC, as the one he has for the car hasn't got a tv-out at all

    And $30, blimey something that's cheaper in the UK. They are only about $7 equivalent

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