1/2 price "Thor" Scart to Scart Lead 1.5m - £10 instore at B&Q - other cables also available - HotUKDeals
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Looking for decent SCART for new telly & came across this deal instore at B&Q.


High performance scart cable for connection between AV devices..

Warranty/guarantee details: Lifetime * Manuf part no: 26481T * All 21 pins connected * RGB compatible
Gold plated connectors * Conducted PVC inner jacket minimises signal loss * Oxygen free copper cable


Selling for 17.99 in Amazon and cheapest price I could find was £15+ from Screwfix (this had high delivery charge).

Other Thor cables also reduced http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/nav.jsp?fh_reffacet=categories&fh_location=%2f%2fcatalog01%2fen_GB%2fcategories%3c%7b8960089%7d&fh_refview=search&fh_search=thor&fh_refpath=facet_83952523&fh_eds=%c3%9f&ts=1189431785243
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#2
Fantastic deal - thanks
#3
Great find, have some rep for this!
#4
Cheers chaps!

Just to note - when I picked this up from my B&Q it was marked at £10 but not as being on special offer (as if £10 was the normal price). Not sure why.
#5
Time to get the crew card out for an additional 20% off :-D
#6
Voted hot. :thumbsup:

Think I'll go into town later and pick one up. Using cheapy ones at the mo. :whistling:
#7
ive got a 51inch toshiba rear projection tv, will this make any difference when connected to sky+, im using the scart cable they supplied?:thinking:
#8
Could do yes
#9
luckveer
ive got a 51inch toshiba rear projection tv, will this make any difference when connected to sky+, im using the scart cable they supplied?:thinking:


Depends if you can see any problems with your current set up. Main things to look out for are ghosting or washed out colours (ie, not sky digital artifacts etc).

Will
#10
Really good find, had one of these for a couple of years think I paid £30, have it connecting my PVR really pleased with it.
Shall I get another one:?:
voted hot:thumbsup:
#11
I got these about a week ago from amazon..
v.v. good.

for a £10'er they are a real bargain.
#12
Whats the difference between these and normal gold plated scarts?
#13
Not a very good shape though, they would be no good to me if the cable comes straight out, the ones I have (although cheap) come out sideways allowing the DVD Box to go right back in the cupboard

This is a better shape
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/0156ABEM6HL.jpg

Than

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/0155Z3FAXGL.jpg
#14
Well connected it up and do notice a difference with this baby, colours are certainly more vibrant. Cable is a beast, almost twice as thick as the cheapo cable I had. Money well spent!
#15
saxo_appeal
Whats the difference between these and normal gold plated scarts?


They have oxygen free copper cables, are better shielded and are probably a lot better built
#16
barneydog
They have oxygen free copper cables, are better shielded and are probably a lot better built


yeah - all down to materials used and construction of cable!

Just bought 2 of these! - was going to buy them from screwfix a week ago - so pleased I held out!
#17
kudos1uk
This is a better shape
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/0156ABEM6HL.jpg

Than

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/0155Z3FAXGL.jpg


Not really a problem inmost cases, i have 2 of the Thor cables and have no problem in my cabinet
#18
Is 1.5m quite long for a scart or is that the length of the most common cheapo ones
#19
most cheapies are 1m or 0.75m
#20
I think it's fair to say that the majority of people won't see or hear any difference between a £5 cable and a £30 cable.

So much of this is marketing - "Ohh, it's nice and shiny, it must be good; let's buy it. "

And, before someone shoots me down in flames, I am an audiophille. I know the value of quality interconnect cables and, therefore, I also know that it's rare that anyone with high-street equipment (sorry, I don't mean any offence) will really notice any difference at all either in the video or audio reproduction.
#21
Oddfellow
I think it's fair to say that the majority of people won't see or hear any difference between a £5 cable and a £30 cable.
So much of this is marketing - "Ohh, it's nice and shiny, it must be good; let's buy it. "

And, before someone shoots me down in flames, I am an audiophille. I know the value of quality interconnect cables and, therefore, I also know that it's rare that anyone with high-street equipment (sorry, I don't mean any offence) will really notice any difference at all either in the video or audio reproduction.

i beg to differ , my old £5 scart cable suffered from interference issues and reproduced colour significantly lower in quality than my new philex thor scart cable .
Additionally i dont think people are buying these coz they look shiny , lol ... and i dont think they are marketed in that way either to be fair . i usually go off the reviews from what tv/hi-fi and which? magazines , usually if they are down as a best-buy or an award winner from either of these magazines then you are pretty assured you are going to get a piece of quality , given that they have been thoroughly tested by experts and compared against other leads .

The shielding the new cable has helps elliminate interferance and there is a significant difference in the feel of the new lead its much much heavier and more solid in its construction. I presume that is why a lifetime warranty is offered on them too , which is not normally found on a cheap £5 lead.

although i do believe it is true that you wont notice a difference between this cable and a £30+ one , it is quite possible you will notice a difference from a cheap £5 lead to this one , i thought these were a bargain at £17 each !! .. at £10 they are a MUST BUY , believe me you wont regret it ... voted hot btw.
#22
Oddfellow
I think it's fair to say that the majority of people won't see or hear any difference between a £5 cable and a £30 cable.

So much of this is marketing - "Ohh, it's nice and shiny, it must be good; let's buy it. "

And, before someone shoots me down in flames, I am an audiophille. I know the value of quality interconnect cables and, therefore, I also know that it's rare that anyone with high-street equipment (sorry, I don't mean any offence) will really notice any difference at all either in the video or audio reproduction.


I think you speak a lot of sense there & I agree that its pointless paying a wad of cash for a high quality cable if the rest of the setup wont "keep up" with it.

I do think however that its worth a £10 punt to be sure that it isnt the scart thats the weakest link in your setup.
[helper]#23
Nice find - voted hot - will check my local B & Q :thumbsup:
#24
Gutted,i just spent £20 for this bad boy,as had scart interfence with my new lcd , plugged this in and made a big difference from a cheapo scart
. no wonder was voted the best
#25
Tomb
I think you speak a lot of sense there & I agree that its pointless paying a wad of cash for a high quality cable if the rest of the setup wont "keep up" with it.

I do think however that its worth a £10 punt to be sure that it isnt the scart thats the weakest link in your setup.

definately worth the £10 punt m8 if your local b&q has any left !
#26
Oddfellow
I think it's fair to say that the majority of people won't see or hear any difference between a £5 cable and a £30 cable.

So much of this is marketing - "Ohh, it's nice and shiny, it must be good; let's buy it. "

And, before someone shoots me down in flames, I am an audiophille. I know the value of quality interconnect cables and, therefore, I also know that it's rare that anyone with high-street equipment (sorry, I don't mean any offence) will really notice any difference at all either in the video or audio reproduction.


I think everyone agrees with you when you get into the silly price range. Average joe probably won't know, unless they can see the DVD menu punching through their freeview image, and even then... :-D

I've been putting off buying branded SCARTs for years but seeing as my beloved Wega died, I think I'll get some for my new toy, I'll be happy with more robust connectors.

I routinely weed out badly shielded SCARTs from setups, ghosting is easy to spot. I think I'll grab some of these and donate my 'good' plastic jobs to the parents, and anyone afflicted with composite leads.

You have to laugh at prices like these. They'll turn a Goodmans into B&o they will! :giggle:
#27
B&Q havent exactly marketed this well. No reduced price tag instore and all the ones I saw were gathering dust!!!
#28
anyone know if its rgb enabled?
#29
http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/410VJQQPR8L._SS500_.jpg
#30
jasonwarren
anyone know if its rgb enabled?


All 21 pins connected, so yes - fully RGB compatible!
#31
I have been using this Scart for about a year or so, connecting my Sky+ to 26 inch Samsung LCD. It is a really great cable, excellent performance and very well built. It feels expensive IMO.

I also have an "award winning" QED scart that I paid over £20 for and i prefer this Thor cable to that one (Mainly down to build - performance is about the same).
#32
mikeyp
B&Q havent exactly marketed this well. No reduced price tag instore and all the ones I saw were gathering dust!!!


thats exactly the ones we got lol
#33
saxo_appeal
thats exactly the ones we got lol


No dust inside thankfully :roll:
#34
none whatsoever lol

they did make a difference tho to the ones we had, we kept flicking channels to see
#35
Thats a cracking price for an excellent lead, which used to win (and probably still does) the Home cinema magazines best budget buy's.
I paid over £30 each for the ones in my setup about 4 or 5 years ago.
Scart is of course going to die eventualy, given its inability to carry HD images, so maybe thats why its now cheaper.
#36
mikeyp
B&Q havent exactly marketed this well. No reduced price tag instore and all the ones I saw were gathering dust!!!


Wouldn't be Cricklewood would it? The state of them was terrible. Picked one though - cheers OP

SirHugo :thumbsup:
#37
SirHugo
Wouldn't be Cricklewood would it? The state of them was terrible. Picked one though - cheers OP

SirHugo :thumbsup:


No Cardiff!!!
#38
Just picked one of these up in Newcastle - great deal indeed. I was on the verge of buying one from Amazon - so imagine my delight at this post.

Thanks to OP:thumbsup:
#39
SirHugo
Wouldn't be Cricklewood would it? The state of them was terrible. Picked one though - cheers OP

SirHugo :thumbsup:


Same dusty packaging & lack of "price reduction" sign up here in sunny Aberdeen :thumbsup:
#40
Thanks for this deal! Picked up 4 this morning from B&Q Warehouse in Yeading.

They had them marked as £29.98 each!! Took them to the checkout for a price check and they went through as £10 each - so well pleased :thumbsup:

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