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Want to use S-video cable from my vcr to the tv. set-up tells me

I can only use the standard white cable. want to get the better quality picture using the S-video cable instead of the regular white cable. MODEL LC195SL9 A

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You can get a free 25ft s-video cable today at <a rel='nofollow' href="TigZoo.comhttp://www.tigzoo.com/">TigZoo.com</a>. That may not solve your problem, but it's a component you need. If you don't have an s-video input to the tv or output from the other device, then it will be difficult to hold the quality through any down conversion to composite.

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