no to display thru svideo your tv is going to require a return signal. unless that adapter generates a dummy signal along with the VGA signal then it wont work. most adapter ive seen like that, to be blunt, completely [explitive]. most only display in black and whtie and finding a working one that displays in color is going to be a task. i think these systems were geared more towards someone using a projector as an external monitor. sort of like a road warrior type setup. but to answer your question in a word. Yes.