John Lewis Scart to Scart Flat, 1.5 metre, was £20, now £4.85!!! Bargain!!! - HotUKDeals
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My bro found these, looks like a great deal to me!

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This ingenious Scart to Scart lead allows for the connection of 2 scart-enabled audio visual devices. Its also very flat a bonus when your equipment is situated in very tight spaces.Key Features

Brand John Lewis



Dimensions L1.5m
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#1
http://s7v1.scene7.com/is/image/JohnLewis/230306751?$product$

They look like this...as if you didn't know!!!
#2
Direct Link:
http://www.johnlewis.com/230306751/Product.aspx

Seem canny enough and wish I got this before I wall mounted my TV as would have been easier. Not touching it now though as will never get the cables out the wall.
#3
Excellent, just what I needed.
#4
Good price
#5
Flat scart? How are they shielded? Probably not a very good transmission.
1 Like #6
This ingenious Scart to Scart lead allows for the connection of 2 scart-enabled audio visual devices


Ingeniouos indeed - I wonder why other manufacturers haven't considered the possibility of Scart leads ingenious enough to allow for the connection of two scart-enabled audio visual devices! :thinking:
#7
Very 2004. We're all into HDMI these days mate but still a good price if you need them.
#8
supergoose
Very 2004. We're all into HDMI these days mate but still a good price if you need them.


On the contrary, the majority still use scart. I'm waiting for OLED before going HD.
#9
pet2000
Flat scart? How are they shielded? Probably not a very good transmission.


I have to agree with this comment. Flat cables always look the more attractive option but they rarely have sheilding (some do) which I understand could lead to quite bad interference. However as most of us get by with the 'made in China for 50p' scart leads that come free with all the kit we buy then this is probably leagues better anyway and at the price is a steal if that's what you are after.
#10
Sometimes if the head is heavy, the connection can 'sag' or not be seated properly.
banned#11
Ajibee
Ingeniouos indeed - I wonder why other manufacturers haven't considered the possibility of Scart leads ingenious enough to allow for the connection of two scart-enabled audio visual devices! :thinking:


LoL just what I was thinking. What a naff description. Wow a cable to connect 2 scart devices? why didnt I think of that -o-?

Also to be frank I would hardley call £4.85 for a scart lead a bargain, just cause its flat. John Lewis obviously used to sell it at an overinflated price. I have bought plenty of scart cables for cheaper years ago, also Scart > Composite cheaper.
#12
I have one of these from John Lewis, the thickness of the cable does imply to me that it is shielded.
These aren't too bad for the money, they're gold plated.
#13
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=35919

£15.19 in the sale for a cheap Nikkai brand, chinese cable at Maplin suggests that £4.85 is a bargain. I bought 3 personally.
#14
Erm no, it shows that the Nikkai is a rip-off.
#15
has anyone else ever done the test on a scart lead to see if the picture is better with a gold plated lead, or a cheap lead.
Be ******erd if i can tell the difference.

HDMI is the way to go , if your LCD has one...use it.
they are smaller, slot in properly and are less likely to fall out when theres too much dust on them
banned#16
Scribbles
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=35919

£15.19 in the sale for a cheap Nikkai brand, chinese cable at Maplin suggests that £4.85 is a bargain. I bought 3 personally.


Tell me, why on 'earth' would you need a flat scart cable? and as stated flat cables are very likley to be unshielded, yet you are willing to pay more for possible interference?

You can buy normal scart cables for pretty much £1-£2, gold plated for a quid more.

Non Gold Plated - normal non flat- http://www.whsmith.co.uk/CatalogAndSearch/ProductDetails-1.5m%20Scart%20Lead-30601161.html - £1.17

Gold plated- not flat - http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/6182412/Synn-Gold-Plated-Fully-Wired-Scart-Cable-1-2-Metres/Product.html £3.99

Flat scarts - http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3298766/Monster-Video-1-Flat-Scart-to-Scart-A-V-1M-Cable/Product.html -£7.99
http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/2261/fisual-install-series-flat-scart-cable-with-metal-plugs-/display.html?referer=1 -£4.99
http://stores.channeladvisor.com/cablestar/items/item.aspx?itemid=4786595&source=googlebase £4.99

The flat ones costs 'slightly' (lowest only being 14p more) more then this flat one but shows john lewis had over inflated prices.
#17
Hot for price, but sadly nothing ingenious about Scart cables, flat or not, they were a dreadful french invention, the most stupid of block connectors, the amount of troubles I have had with the bulk of them behind av cabinet units...has to be the worst and oddest design on connector ever.....

RIP Scart, long live HDMI.
#18
I got them coz my old ones are causing me grief. I only have a CRT panny (better picture than any LCD IMO!) that's still going strong, and don't want to replace it any time soon. I currently have some seriously cheapo cables that are maing my TV 'hiccup', so hopefully these will solve the problem.

Thanks for the Hot vote guys:thumbsup:
#19
Foxy102
I only have a CRT panny (better picture than any LCD IMO!)
Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh this morning!
#20
I bought a £4 Belkin componet cable on ebay. The picture quality though that is far superior to the £30 Cambridge audio Scart cable I had between DVD and TV before.

Use a decent SCART cable if you have only scart connections, if you have component or HDMI use them instead, even with cheap cables.
#21
th0r0n
Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh this morning!


Actually, for SD material, CRT picture quality is vastly superior to LCD. LCDs have come on in leaps and bounds of course, and for larger screens are the only way to go (unless you can afford Plasma).

Point is, the obsolescence of CRTs was nothing to do with picture quality. Your sarcastic response was not warranted.
#22
SozzlyJoe;4086426
Actually, for SD material, CRT picture quality is vastly superior to LCD. LCDs have come on in leaps and bounds of course, and for larger screens are the only way to go (unless you can afford Plasma).

Point is, the obsolescence of CRTs was nothing to do with picture quality. Your sarcastic response was not warranted.


Thanks for the backup, much appreciated. Some people are just complete tossers sometimes.
#23
th0r0n
Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh this morning!


Its common knowledge that CRT's give a better picture on normal TV,

you need to speak to people in the know, not listen to the other kids in the playground
#24
th0r0n;4085975
Foxy102
I only have a CRT panny (better picture than any LCD IMO!)
Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh this morning!
That just shows how little you know about these things. CRTs are interlaced which means they display broadcast material without de-interlacing artifacts, unlike LCDs (or any other progressive display). Go and read it up, and then you might make less of a fool of yourself on here.
#25
cicobuff;4085124
Scart cables, flat or not, they were a dreadful french invention, the most stupid of block connectors
I agree that they are awful. However, in their defence (and no need for xenophobia), they were designed to be very cheap so that it could be mandated that all TVs incorporated them. Using RGB input to a TV via SCART gives a vastly improved picture (and stereo sound) compared with using an RF modulator and feeding the signal into the aerial socket.
#26
amancalledchip;4084666
Be ******erd if i can tell the difference.
Indeed, there is no noticeable difference in most cases. It's the power of suggestion. If these people who swore they could tell the difference did a double-blind test (i.e. they had no idea which cable was in use), then they wouldn't have a clue which was which. But you could also argue that if you genuinely believe the picture is better, then it's money well spent!
#27
I bought the Nikkai Gold 1.5m from Maplin @ £11.99, to replace the cheapy one that come with the Sony DVD recorder; you can notice the difference straight away as the interference on my DVD recorder disappeared.
Highly Recommended
#28
jcsymons;4088188
I bought the Nikkai Gold 1.5m from Maplin @ £11.99, to replace the cheapy one that come with the Sony DVD recorder; you can notice the difference straight away as the interference on my DVD recorder disappeared.
Highly Recommended
I'm glad that there was an obvious improvement. However, I bet that any screened SCART lead, costing under £5, would have achieved the same result. Gold plating is usually of little significance in this application.
#29
amancalledchip
has anyone else ever done the test on a scart lead to see if the picture is better with a gold plated lead, or a cheap lead.
Be ******erd if i can tell the difference.

HDMI is the way to go , if your LCD has one...use it.
they are smaller, slot in properly and are less likely to fall out when theres too much dust on them


I did a test a couple of years back.
Tested a gold plated scart lead costing £4.99 against a standard £1 scart.
Picture quality was better on the gold one.
I think it was more to do with the quality of the cable itself, rather than gold plated connections though.
#30

Foxy102:
I only have a CRT panny (better picture than any LCD IMO!)

th0r0n;4085975
Hahaha! Thanks for the laugh this morning!


This makes me laugh too. Another buyer which is unable to admit that their older CRT was superior to LCD after they spend all that money.

LCD will probably never reach the brilliance and contrast of a CRT tube for ordinary tv and disc watching and are only better if you are using a HD source (Xbox, Blu-ray, etc.).
#31
Since when were we talking about the display of SD images?

This makes me laugh too. Another buyer which is unable to admit that their older CRT was superior to LCD after they spend all that money


Does it also make you laugh when you make assumptions about people that post on a web forum?
#32
th0r0n
Since when were we talking about the display of SD images?



Does it also make you laugh when you make assumptions about people that post on a web forum?


Since this is a thread about scart cables - which is only able to display SD sources? So post number 1.
#33
Haha you beat me to it! Now what was that saying about holes and digging? :-D
#34
Scribbles
On the contrary, the majority still use scart. I'm waiting for OLED before going HD.


me too.

i wont consider any flat panel tv, until OLED is widely available.

LCD response rates are 1000 times slower than CRT, a sad fact really, and explains why every lcd tv has issues with motion blur.
#35
That isn't actually of relevance, because the field rate of the television signal is only 50Hz, so as long as the response time is of that order then you will not get any blurring. Besides which, you have no control over the decay time in a CRT. Altogether the technologies are so different that a figure like that means very little.
#36
I am in no way an expert on LCD, but I must admit that the motion blur would seriously p*ss me off!

Im saving up and waiting for one of these bad boys! 8.9mm thick, 40" OLED

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2008/10/5B_01.JPG
#37
pibpob
I agree that they are awful. However, in their defence (and no need for xenophobia), they were designed to be very cheap so that it could be mandated that all TVs incorporated them. Using RGB input to a TV via SCART gives a vastly improved picture (and stereo sound) compared with using an RF modulator and feeding the signal into the aerial socket.


Excuse me, since when was I being xenophobic? they were a french invention is all I said, its true, they are a french invention...that has nothing to do with xenophobia.

I understand they gave the best picture of the time, but the design still sucked, that was the point I was getting at, a terrible french invention, surely a better 21 pin socket would have been a lot better, perhaps some round "DIN" type socket with 21 pins even.

You may need to be reminded of the dictionary term for Xenophobia "Xenophobia is an intense dislike and/or fear of people from other countries. It comes from the Greek words ξένος (xenos), meaning "foreigner," "stranger," and φόβος (phobos), meaning "fear." The term is typically used to describe a fear or dislike of foreigners or of people significantly different from oneself."

I fear the horrendousness of the french designed scart, not french people.
#38
cicobuff;4096481
Excuse me, since when was I being xenophobic?
Since you threw in the entirely irrelevant word "French" next to the word "dreadful". What has the country of origin got to do with the failings of the product? Nothing at all, so why mention it? Because it makes for a nice cheap laugh. You were using just the sort of insidious methods employed by the Daily Mail to feed the prejudices of its readers. I suspect you probably didn't even know you did it, so I can understand your distress at having it pointed out to you. But no, I don't excuse you.
#39
meispete
Since this is a thread about scart cables - which is only able to display SD sources? So post number 1.


It was still mentioned that CRT was better than LCD, which may have been the case a few years ago, but not now.
#40
Ah - so stick your fingers in your ears and pretend you can't hear. What about interlacing, th0r0n?

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