I replaced an older adapter which seemed to be failing with this one from monoprice. It's working more reliably than the old one however the video quality is lower than my original adapter. A bit more grainy in the display from my DVD player.
A poor way to "convert" composite video to S-Video
There is no substitute for active electronic processing for conversion. The artifacts introduced when viewing the faux S-Video on an S-Video display are worse than the usual artifacts in NTSC composite video viewed on a composite monitor. The ultimate consumer component (other than a TBC - time base corrector or a stand-alone transcoder) is the Faroudja VP 100 which not only transcodes to S-Video but also has variable enhancement, either horizontal or vertical, I’m not sure which (I have two in addition to the Faroudja H and V processor). The VP 100 can be found new on eBay for about $200.
Bought this to connect the video output of my Nintendo Wii to my Panasonic Plasma TV. Since I had already ran an S-Video cable in the wall when I installed the TV, I wanted to adapt from the VHS cable of the Wii to the S-Video that was already plugged into the back of the TV. The video was very distorted and I ended up not using this adapter at all. Currently connecting the Wii to the front A/V inputs on the front of the TV...exposed wires and all. I guess I need to buy the longer composite cables and run them in the wall. Not what I wanted.