iwas just wondering are all s-video plugs the same?i want to connect my laptop to a tv anyway i have just been to get a lead and when i had it my hands it looked different it had got six pins are these s-video leads a standard type.
There are at least three configuration for Svideo plugs, 4, 6, and either 7 or 9. Very few TV.s have S-video capapbility even with converter plugs. I've tried. I can recommentd and online shop _ cableuniverse.co.uk for low price cables and prompt service.
In that diagram, the long black rectangle is a plastic location peg - if the lead you saw had pins side by side in that location, it could have been a ps/2 keyboard or mouse extension which is the SAME DIAMETER and type of plug. The six pin ps/2 plug also has a plastic location plug, but aligned vertically between the upper four pins.
myfoot looks like S-Video has gone the same way as 'standard' DIN plugs (introduced in the early 70's ?) - they had anything from 2 to around 15 pins !!