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Wanted: Scart Converter

AV1985 Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months agoFeedback:86 Positive/0 Neutral/4 Negative
Basically, I want to connect my TV to my Virgin Media box. However, my TV doesn't have a scart port. I don't want a new TV (lack of space!) so I need a converter that allows me to convert a scart cable into a standard AV port. Does anyone have a converter or know where I can get one from?

I also need a scart lead!

Thanks,

AV
AV1985 Avatar
8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months agoFeedback:86 Positive/0 Neutral/4 Negative
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#1
Right... for a scart lead, find your nearest pound land, they usually have them for - guess what? £1!

As for the other part, what do you mean by "Standard AV Port" ?

Does your TV have 3 connectors (Red, White and Yellow) or does it have a S-Video input (looks a little like a ps2 mouse/keyboard port on a computer)

If it doesn't have either of these, you'll need an RF Modulator - your Video player will usually have one of these - if it does, plug your virgin box into your VHS player and set it to AV1 or AV2
banned#2
DigiGuru;1866403
Right... for a scart lead, find your nearest pound land, they usually have them for - guess what? £1!

As for the other part, what do you mean by "Standard AV Port" ?

Does your TV have 3 connectors (Red, White and Yellow) or does it have a S-Video input (looks a little like a ps2 mouse/keyboard port on a computer)

If it doesn't have either of these, you'll need an RF Modulator - your Video player will usually have one of these - if it does, plug your virgin box into your VHS player and set it to AV1 or AV2

yep. plug into a vhs player is the easiest way. your tv must be ancient to come without a scart socket.
banned#3
try your local market for a converter. and yes, poundland for scart lead or an old dvd player...
#4
The connection is the old aerial port, like the round one, I think that's an RF connector?

I'll check out poundland when I go to the city centre!

And no, my TV doesn't have the red, white and yellow either. Just the standard aerial port.
#5
you can readily buy leads that have scart on one end and phono on the other. poundshop job :)

if you have no av inputs the you will need an rf modulator these are also readily available but are much more expensive. typically around £30 but you can occasionally find these in clearance sections for much less.

edit: then you're looking at an rf modulator then. either a stand alone unit (typically used for cctv cameras) or plugging it into an old video
banned#6
get an old vcr for a fiver as this has an rf modulator in it. plug the scart in the VM box and then into the scart input on the VCR then connect vcr to tv via standard aeriel lead and select AV1 on the VCR channel. VCR must have two scart sockets.
#7
csiman
get an old vcr for a fiver as this has an rf modulator in it. plug the scart in the VM box and then into the scart input on the VCR then connect vcr to tv via standard aeriel lead and select AV1 on the VCR channel. VCR must have two scart sockets.


This will be pretty much the best way to do it. The problem with your Tv is that it will not decode the signal in the correct format for the Virgin Box and as it is obviously quite an old TV then you do not want to spend too much cash on buying a convertor. However if you are set on a convertor rather than a Video, if you search a famous auction site for a Scart Rf Modulator, then you will pick one up for about £20 prob.

HTH Ali
#8
Another option is to keep an eye on your local Freecycle and pick up a newer TV with a scart socket on as people upgrade to widescreen or HDTV
banned#9
alictait;1866575
This will be pretty much the best way to do it. The problem with your Tv is that it will not decode the signal in the correct format for the Virgin Box and as it is obviously quite an old TV then you do not want to spend too much cash on buying a convertor. However if you are set on a convertor rather than a Video, if you search a famous auction site for a Scart Rf Modulator, then you will pick one up for about £20 prob.

HTH Ali

or get a widescreen CRT tv from ebay for about £20 these days. Limit the search to within 10 miles of your postcode for easy pickup. I have even seen 32 inch sonys in excellent condition go for 1 shiny new pence! people just want shot of them and are loathe to dump them.
#10
http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&submenu=&menu=&product_id=24599&session=12f5da1cd80c8980068d0aa3f82ed60b

That will do the trick i think its a VCR with twin scart sockets and has free delivery (courier) for £12/99
#11
VCR is the easiest way, but upgrading your tv to anything with a real scart connector on it (preferably capable of receiving a full RGB signal) will give you a massively better picture.

Ask on your local freecycle, or try craigslist, or even just go down the tip, the tv we got before last cost a fiver. if you're still using a VCR then it's not much of a problem and you need it connected that way if you want to tape off virgin anyway, but if not then having to add a VCR to the mix will just take up more room, look ugly, and produce a very poor picture.

Alternatively you could try asking virgin if they still have any of their really old boxes that had RF modulators built in, but then I don't know if they were ever an option for digital cable, certainly were standard on the old analogue boxes.
#12
I can't upgrade the TV as I'm actually using an external TV box to run this on my TFT monitor which only has an RF port, no scart port.

I guess I'm stuck lol without spending a ton as I don't have space for a VCR. Pity.
#13
Sounds like you have a REALLY weird setup!
#14
Very strange yes! I basically have a Virgin media box connected to what is essentially an external TV card, but this TV card doesn't have a scart port, just an RF port whereas Virgin media works via scart!
#15
Maplin have reduced the price of their Programmable Universal Modulator to £19.99 until 15/04/2008 see
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?criteria=rf%20modulator&source=15&SD=Y
That should do it.
banned#16
you must be living in a very small room if there isnt any room for a vcr ;)
#17
SCART will convert to vga quite easily/cheaply
again google for an adapter then u can try a vga switch box which has 2 inputs 1 out, or connect pc via dvi if available,an old manual vga switchbox should be available quite cheaply now
#18
Virgin Media box`s have a RF out built in to the box`s so you don`t need to buy a convertor look on the back of the box even the Virgin media HD box with 160 gig drive has a TV out as I use this to connect up a TV in another room.
#19
Also, if you're using a TV card, they usually have a "composite" or "s-video" input.

You can easily pick up a Scart -> Composite adapter for a few quid (trust me, I use them for my karaoke work)
#20
Turns out my TV card has no S-Video port but came with a converter that has a triple phono port and S-Video. I tried using a double phono port with S-Video and the colour was all funny.

A scart with a triple phono and S-Video would do the trick.
#21
you may also have problems macrovsion (copy protection) better off looking in the freeads for a new tv
CRT tvs are well cheap now
#22
be careful just hooking things up here dude, u can seriously damage tv's that way

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