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SCART Lead for new Telly

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Found 9th Sep 2007
Waiting for my new Telly to arrive & looking for a half decent SCART lead to replace my £2.99 jobs.

Not looking for anything too expensive as will just be watching SD Sky.

What would be my best option in the £10 - £15 bracket ?

Cheers for any advice.

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maplins are great for advice on all things cables. They will even make one up to your requirements if they dont have any to suit.

[url]www.maplins.co.uk[/url]

Original Poster

Cheers

Maplins are one of the places I would be happy to buy from although they`ll only give advice from their own stock.

My problem is I wouldn't know a decent cable from a duffer.

play.com and dont forget 4% quidco and 5% discount when using ucas card. look at there monster cable range, i bought a surge protector cable extension and paid £50 for it, top quality stuff.

lol £50 u were had.

This was posted in another thread and is apparently a good one...
screwfix.com/app…183

they do cheaper screened ones for around £5

i got a nice flat scart lead from tesco, was only about £6 with gold plated ends if that floats your boat lol. Flats good though for clearance and space
[URL="http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.100-8473.aspx"]http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.100-8473.aspx[/URL


http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Enlarge/3/100-8473F.jpg

gary_rip

lol £50 u were had.


mate i spent £3000 on my tv i thought i get the best cables and not some cheap ones, these were all gold plated, and monster cables are from america and got so many awards read up on the brand and you will now what i am getting on.

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Cheers guys

The THOR one from Screwfix looked good but they have recently jiggled their delivery prices & delivery to Scotland came out badly.

I had a surf though & came up with the same cables currently 50% off from B&Q of all places so selling for £10 !! (£17.99 from Amazon). amazon.co.uk/Tho…8-1

Popped down to local store today & bought 2 (last 2 on shelf). I think its instore only.

Almost worth listing as a hot deal if I had time :-) diy.com/diy…rue

Notice any performance difference over the cheapo scart? May go for one myself.

sarbjeet_

mate i spent £3000 on my tv i thought i get the best cables and not some … mate i spent £3000 on my tv i thought i get the best cables and not some cheap ones, these were all gold plated, and monster cables are from america and got so many awards read up on the brand and you will now what i am getting on.


£50 for a scart cable is just silly , you will not notice any difference between that and an ixos/philex thor scart cable , the latter being the cheaper option at just £17 ! .... does depend on what length scart lead you require.

goto [url]www.audiovisualonline.co.uk[/url] ..... the philex thor scart leads are £17.00 with free p&p and these retail at £29.99

mikeyp

Notice any performance difference over the cheapo scart? May go for one … Notice any performance difference over the cheapo scart? May go for one myself.


without a doubt , this has improved the picture quality from my cable box to my plasma ... i couldnt believe the differences it made to the colour , i too was very sceptical as to whether its gonna make a difference or not , it really does !

although i opted for a monster hdmi cable for my dvd player , i bought this from ebay off an american seller with a good rating and buyer protection , this was half the price that the lead was retailing for over here and that included shipping .... the monster brand is ridiculously over-priced and i think people are paying for the name here , check out the ixos / philex thor leads and reviews before spending stupid money , and lets face it £50 for a scart lead is just plain stupid when you cant notice the difference between that and a £17 one ......

sarbjeet_

mate i spent £3000 on my tv i thought i get the best cables and not some … mate i spent £3000 on my tv i thought i get the best cables and not some cheap ones, these were all gold plated, and monster cables are from america and got so many awards read up on the brand and you will now what i am getting on.



lol £3000 u were had.

rooney10

without a doubt , this has improved the picture quality from my cable box … without a doubt , this has improved the picture quality from my cable box to my plasma ... i couldnt believe the differences it made to the colour , i too was very sceptical as to whether its gonna make a difference or not , it really does !



Cheers, just popped to B&Q and picked up the Thor one for £10. Will test it on my sky connection tonight. Cheapo scart has been long overdue a replacement.

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mikeyp

Cheers, just popped to B&Q and picked up the Thor one for £10. Will test … Cheers, just popped to B&Q and picked up the Thor one for £10. Will test it on my sky connection tonight. Cheapo scart has been long overdue a replacement.



Good stuff mikeyp.

Let us know how you got on with it. (I wont be able to test mine till tomorrow).

p.s. Did your B&Q have it marked as "reduced" - mine just had it displayed as if it was the normal price, threw me a bit & had to double check.

Tomb

Good stuff mikeyp.Let us know how you got on with it. (I wont be able to … Good stuff mikeyp.Let us know how you got on with it. (I wont be able to test mine till tomorrow).p.s. Did your B&Q have it marked as "reduced" - mine just had it displayed as if it was the normal price, threw me a bit & had to double check.



Nope wasnt marked reduced, threw me abit too. Im assuming it is the same one, havent had a chance to open box and check yet.

Will give it a go after work and let you know how it performs :thumbsup:

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I've had a look & they only seem to make one Scart to Scart.

I've listed this as a Hot Deal.

Thanks to all who led me to this find.

gary_rip

lol £3000 u were had.


it was the 42" panasonic viera when it first came out, the best flat panel tvs cost way more.

Not sure how other brands compared as it's my first "decent" scart cable, but a £30 QED Squart scart cable on my 27" LG LCD worked wonders.
The picture with the standard cable was quite noisy but now it's pretty crisp until you get up close.

Tomb

Good stuff mikeyp.Let us know how you got on with it. (I wont be able to … Good stuff mikeyp.Let us know how you got on with it. (I wont be able to test mine till tomorrow).p.s. Did your B&Q have it marked as "reduced" - mine just had it displayed as if it was the normal price, threw me a bit & had to double check.



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!

sarbjeet_

it was the 42" panasonic viera when it first came out, the best flat … it was the 42" panasonic viera when it first came out, the best flat panel tvs cost way more.



and you're using a scart lead? (the worst cable ever conceived) are you kidding me?

ThePennyPincher

and you're using a scart lead? (the worst cable ever conceived) are you … and you're using a scart lead? (the worst cable ever conceived) are you kidding me?


first of all its not a scart lead i dont no who started that its a special kind of extensions cable its this one play.com/Ele…tml, look at all thier products its top quality they have scart leads and hdmis going up to £100.

sarbjeet_

first of all its not a scart lead i dont no who started that its a … first of all its not a scart lead i dont no who started that its a special kind of extensions cable its this one http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3298872/Monster-AV-800-Audio-Video-PowerCenter/Product.html, look at all thier products its top quality they have scart leads and hdmis going up to £100.



Well this post is about scart leads, and you said this earlier...

Quote:
Originally Posted by gary_rip
lol £50 u were had.

mate i spent £3000 on my tv i thought i get the best cables and not some cheap ones, these were all gold plated, and monster cables are from america and got so many awards read up on the brand and you will now what i am getting on.


Ahh and to be anal... you spent about £2000 on your tv. I got mine before you and it only cost me about £1600, no way would I blow £50 on a cable. Most expensive cable I use is an anti surge cable @ £10 and the rest I have made myself for a few quid.

EDIT: Included text formating to make is a bit easier on your eyes

shanecr

i got a nice flat scart lead from tesco, was only about £6 with gold … i got a nice flat scart lead from tesco, was only about £6 with gold plated ends if that floats your boat lol. Flats good though for clearance and space[URL="http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.100-8473.aspx"]http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.100-8473.aspx[/URL



These are the best types. The way conventional scarts are designed, they come out of the socket by thereself over time as the weight of the cable is to one side.

If you lose a colour on your tv, it's usually this that has happened, as one (or some) of the pins have lost contact with the socket.
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