We have a new LCD flat screen that has lots of HDMI connections, one component connection, and one composit connection but no S-Video. My 4 year-old Dell laptop, still working strong, has VGA or S-Video out. This cable allowed me to hook up the laptop with easy and I only needed to carry one cable. Sweet!
PROS: Truly plug and play. Even my husband figured this out
I bought this for streaming video from an old laptop to my TV. The s-video on the laptop is pretty far from the headphone jack, but the cables separated easily until they could reach. Picture and sound transmission are crisp and clear. Wires are a bit thicker than I expected, but no big deal.
High quality, discount pricing. Ordered this cable to hook up my laptop to my 20 inch Phillips tv. TV only had RCA inputs. Sony VAIO laptop had s video output(4 pin) and VGA output. Worked instantly upon first connecting. Adjusted resolution. I use this cable to watch netflix on my TV, since i don't have TV service. The only thing to be aware is that s video connection is good for videos, movies, etc. But i wouldn't recommend using this for reading text. VGA would be a better option for this, or even hdmi. Depending on the type of tv you have. I am happy thus far.
PROS: High quality, thick insulation, thick wire gauge. Fixed my problem, easy to use/ set up. Cheap price. I love it!
CONS: 3.5 mm end was short, wouldn't reach head phone jack on my laptop. S video on my laptop is one side, while headphone jack is on the other side. No problem bought an extension and that fixed my problem.
PROS: I liked how easily the cable separated so that I could connect to both the svideo and audio ports which my laptop manufacture thought to place on opposite sides. Quality of video/audio seems to carry well from the computer to the screen.