Hello everyone. I'm glad to have found this forum. Thank you to all for participating.
My apologies if I'm asking a questions that has been covered. The search would not work with the keywords necessary and I only found what NOT to buy scouring through the first 7 pages of postings. I did my time looking for an answer, trust me.
OK I see in the forum that there are video cables that don't work. I now know this since I tried one from Amazon before finding this forum.
So I know what NOT to buy, but I can't for the life of me find a cable that I should buy.
I've been able to get it to work, but I used jumper wires from a breadboard soldered to a RCA A/V cable to interface to the TV. This is difficult since the A/V port does not have a ground pin - the shield is the ground which doesn't take a breadboard wire. I'm not really pleased with having a frankenstein connector coming out of the System 3 and especially that have a wedged pin to the shield to make it work.
But otherwise I have an expensive item I cannot really use. My understanding is the connector that was chosen for the A/V port is useful in SCART land due to the inclusion of R,G,B pins. I understand that, I just wish there were also just plain old RCA jacks for V/L/R
It looks spectacularly good on my LG 4K tv with the V/L/R connections so I don't need fancy S-Video or HDMI (I'm afraid the conversion would actually be a backward step in the end quality).
So my questions are:
1) Is there a cable out there that can be purchased for a reasonable price and is readily available? (I'm guessing "no" from my searching)
2) Should I add V/L/R RCA jacks to the back panel of the System 3 (soldering to the board under the A/V port pins)? (I'm worried about warranty etc.
3) I'm thinking of using a 3D printed jack to formalize the frankenstein setup I have.
I like #2 and #3, but #3 will be non-intrusive, it just won't look proper. #2 is the setup I have on my TurboDuo and there seems to be plenty of room on the back panel of the System 3. I could even 3D print my own back panel so as not to drill holes in the original.
I'd obviously prefer #1, an off the shelf answer.
Any thoughts (other than TLDR?)