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Ninjabear
10-07-2005, 05:22 AM
I have a Ati 9800Se

It has video output and i can plug it to the tv but the problem is I've never seen such kind of video output hole before

The hole is black and theres 3pins at the top 4 pins in the middle and 3 pins at the bottum..

Any idea what it is?

Ninjabear
10-07-2005, 06:00 AM
Picture is kinda blurry but

here's a picture of it


http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/files/10072005(001).jpg

Prescott
10-07-2005, 06:15 AM
the radeon 9800 series have VGA + TV + DVI plugs, but im not sure what that one exactly is...

Ninjabear
10-07-2005, 06:17 AM
Yes.I know where the Vga and DVi are.Just dunno what the black one is?It just says video out.The purple hole is the video in and the middle hole is where the antenna goes in..

pctek
10-07-2005, 09:54 AM
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/157

Doesn't the card manual tell you?

godfather
10-07-2005, 10:14 AM
Usually those multiple pin "s-video like" plugs are specially wired for the special conversion cable that comes with the card, which has "RCA video out" and "S-Video Video out" sockets on it. A short adapter cord with multiple plugs on it.

Ninjabear
10-07-2005, 04:39 PM
The manual states its video out which clearly is not

FoxyMX
10-07-2005, 05:32 PM
It looks very much like the port that I have on my TV capture card. A plug like the one on this page (http://hardware.earthweb.com/peripherals/article.php/3343921) goes in it, ie the one that has four other plugs on the end of it.

Graham L
11-07-2005, 03:57 PM
It looks very much like the port that I have on my TV capture card. A plug like the one on this page (http://hardware.earthweb.com/peripherals/article.php/3343921) goes in it, ie the one that has four other plugs on the end of it.

There's nothing new. ;)

In the early days when it was necessary to have a number of terminals on a single computer (often an Intel 386 when the computer was a PC and the company was rich), such cables were fairly common. The PC only allowed a couple or derial terminals easily, so there were multiport serial interface cards which used only one interrupt. You may have noticed that there's not enough room for even 2 DB25's on a PC backplate. So there would be a DB50, and a cable split out at the other end for 8 DB25s.

Those cables were called "octopus" cables, for the obvious reason. Maybe someone's been pulling the legs off to make video cables. ;)

e-tim
12-07-2005, 12:10 AM
this should clarify your query:

www.digit-life.com/articles2/radeon-tv-out/ (http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/radeon-tv-out/)