mac to marantz 5004surround via s video

March 29, 2012 at 09:51:44
Specs: Macintosh OSX
trying to get home video from my mac onto projection screen via Marantz 5004 surround sound . Using s-video cable however doesn't seem to pick it up .. any ideas ?

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#1
March 29, 2012 at 14:27:16
Can you elaborate a little? I'm guessing you are running the s-video cable between your Mac and the Marantz?

Are you running any other video source into your Marantz and if so, does it owrk?


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#2
March 30, 2012 at 07:37:47
thanks for getting back to me . the Marantz sr 5004 has multi ports , and includes an auxilliary on front panel . I have PS3 (with ethernet cable) , DVD , cassette etc plugged into back panel .. all go out through audio speakers and/or HDMI into projector . The aux input has the 3 RCA connectors and S-video . I have taken a Mac adapter DVI to S-video output into the aux port . enough info ?

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#3
April 1, 2012 at 20:08:08
The problem is most likely the DVI to S-video. Adaptors and converters don't always work as claimed.

Is your Mac a desktop system or a laptop? If its a laptop, is there a key combination to toggle between the built in display and the video output?


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#4
April 2, 2012 at 15:05:24
thanks again for responding and sorry about the time line of this thread ... the adapter definitely works as I can plug directly into the projector , and use f7 (the screen toggle) . The issue is going into the Marantz , and getting the audio from the home video into the main speakers (as if I was playing a dvd or blu-ray) .


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#5
April 3, 2012 at 14:39:48
The S-video cable doesn't carry any audio so you will need a separate patchcord for that. Are you selecting the correct input on the Marantz?

Just a suggestion, sometimes it's worth speding a little money instead of tearing your hair out trying to make things work.
If this project is important to you, I would look at buying a video card with an HDMI output for your Mac. Then you would get both audio and video and you know it would be compatable with everything. AND, it would be a true high definition signal. S-Video at best is only going to give you 480i resolution (assuming your in America and using NTSC standards).


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