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Scart cables - what's it all about?

neilc Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
I need 3, 2 metre scart cables.

I've read about £50 HDMI cables not being any better than £2.50 ones.

Is that the same with scart?

Anyone know of any good 2m ones at a decent price please?

cheers
neilc Avatar
6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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1 Like #1
just make sure all the pins are there as some dont have them all
1 Like #2
A curry's/comet saleman will try to convince you otherwise and make you buy a £70 gold plated oxidised cable
#3
raptorcigs
just make sure all the pins are there as some dont have them all


Isnt that just due to the manufacturing process as not all pins are used/required?? The ones taht have a;ll the pins are pre manufactured but some pins are not used.
#4
dcx_badass;7188685
Nah Scart is analogue so it can make a difference, 2m isn't that far though so it should be ok, just get fully wired ones.


Fully wired?
1 Like #5
Shielding is quite important on scart leads if you have lots of wires together they can interfere and cause ghosting. So the thicker the better really.

I wouldn't worry too much about these 24k Gold or Platinum jobbies.

Have a look on Play (hey sometimes have a few good clearance ones) or Ebay. Don't go near Currys and avoid Poundland.
1 Like #6
dcx_badass
Nah Scart is analogue so it can make a difference, 2m isn't that far though so it should be ok, just get fully wired ones.


+1. Analogue signal can vary depending on quality as opposed to HDMI which is a digital signal. With a 2m cable, you won't really notice much difference though. :thumbsup:
1 Like #7
Even at 2m, you can see the difference between a VERY cheap cable and an expensive one, especially with an RGB source like a Sky box and a large TV. Beware also that fully pinned and fully wired are different things.
#8
#9
rutson;7188787
Even at 2m, you can see the difference between a VERY cheap cable and an expensive one, especially with an RGB source like a Sky box and a large TV. Beware also that fully pinned and fully wired are different things.


Hi rutson, suggestions please?
1 Like #10


The one above from PLAY looks good value for money.
Richer Sounds sell one for 49p but I wouldn't recommend it (although I have not tried it).
The £9.99 Cambridge Audio one is a good one though. I have one of those.
Basically look for a "chunky" cable. It should be 10-12mm in diameter. Don't buy the cheap ones with thin 6mm cables. You'll regret it!
1 Like #11
Id buy a THOR scart, mine cost £15 from amazon and was an amazing difference.
#12
awoodhall2003;7191943
Id buy a THOR scart, mine cost £15 from amazon and was an amazing difference.


They seem decent price for the 1.5m but expensive for the 3m, and unfortunately 1.5 isn't enough for my set up.
#13
Well I saw the difference between a £1 and £5 cable but that was only on my newish CRT tv.

The only thing I notice about £1 or there abouts cables is they often get interferance, break easily etc the interferance is down to shielding.

I have never saw much need for a cable over £5
#14
neilc
They seem decent price for the 1.5m but expensive for the 3m, and unfortunately 1.5 isn't enough for my set up.


yeah on amazon!
try:
http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/FORUM-SP2-INT.html
£26.25

different cable, but great customer service, not sure about lead:
http://thatcable.com/acatalog/Scart_Male_to_Male.html
£12.49
#15
I have a Thor scart running from my Sky+ box to my 40" HDTV as I wanted the best possible picture.

Same as this one here.
#16
ryouga
Well I saw the difference between a £1 and £5 cable but that was only on my newish CRT tv.

The only thing I notice about £1 or there abouts cables is they often get interferance, break easily etc the interferance is down to shielding.

I have never saw much need for a cable over £5


I spent £15 as i say from a few quid one. The difference on my 42" Plasma for Sky+ was amazing, stopped colour bleeding, helped clarity/sharpness and also had better saturation.
#17
Ungreat
I have a Thor scart running from my Sky+ box to my 40" HDTV as I wanted the best possible picture.

Same as this one here.


yep same one as i use, amazing cable isnt it?
#18
awoodhall2003
I spent £15 as i say from a few quid one. The difference on my 42" Plasma for Sky+ was amazing, stopped colour bleeding, helped clarity/sharpness and also had better saturation.


Well I was talking about older CRT's mainly since theres no point getting a cable past a certain threshold.
#19
ryouga
Well I was talking about older CRT's mainly since theres no point getting a cable past a certain threshold.


yeah id have to agree there, although never tried a above £5 scart on a CRT though. :thumbsup:
#20
awoodhall2003
yep same one as i use, amazing cable isnt it?


As well as being of a better build quality it seems to seat much better and isn't coming loose all the time as often happens with the budget cables.
#21
Would go for the Thor but my TV is wall mounted.

How far out of the back do the cables come before you can turn them 90' please
#22
neilc
Would go for the Thor but my TV is wall mounted.

How far out of the back do the cables come before you can turn them 90' please


Cant measure atm im afraid, but you could always get something like the QED One Series Scart lead which doesnt come out stright from it, but out at 90° thus less clearance needed.

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