Ok, I admit it. I'm Cheap! So iwanted to hook my wifes laptop up to my TV downstairs so we could all play a new video game together. Long story short the best way to do it was to use my new AV surround sound systems plugs on the front, only problem, laptop; s video out, and 1/8" headphone out. AV receiver; rca in, you know L/R audio composite Video. So I checked to make sure I wasn't crazy and sure enough you can easily go from s video to rca. I hop in the car and run down to the local Radio Shaft er, shack $34.95 for a Monster cable s video to RCA! Well luckily I had just looked up this page http://www.tkk.fi/Misc/Electronics/circuits/svideo2cvideo.html and remebered the values. One s video connector, one RCA connector, and one 470pF capacitor later and I'm in bussiness. Just incase you didn't know soldering on an s-video connector is a major PITA so only do this project if you're a cheap SOB like me!