best choice for cables

Vlb

Standard Member
hi guys,

can someone answer me a simple question..... is it best to use a scart lead or the red yellow cables that stick into the corresponding holes???

cheers
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
Scart, running RGB (not always possible) will be the best option.
Simple Scart and the yellow cable are composite, so basically the same.
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
Duh :suicide:
That's wrong.
The scart will more likely be S-video, which would be better than the yellow composite cable.
 

Mr Incredible

Distinguished Member
Duh :suicide:
That's wrong.
The scart will more likely be S-video,

In my experience S-Video is more normally implemented over its own connection type, E.g. Sky+, has RGB Scart, S-Video and the composite output sockets IIRC, although it is possible to get S-Vid over Scart.
 

Badger0-0

Distinguished Member
You're probably right.
I confused myself a bit, because I wasn't sure what basic Scart is, composite or S-video :confused:
It all depends, as you say, on the kit being plugged in.
I think it's safe to assume, though, that Scart won't be any worse than composite, do you agree?

For the OP, a useful link that explains all;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCART
 

Mr Incredible

Distinguished Member
You're probably right.
I confused myself a bit, because I wasn't sure what basic Scart is, composite or S-video :confused:
It all depends, as you say, on the kit being plugged in.
I think it's safe to assume, though, that Scart won't be any worse than composite, do you agree?

For the OP, a useful link that explains all;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCART

A "basic" Scart connection like what you'd get on an old VCR for instance, will be composite. Sky implements both RGB and composite over Scart simultaneously. I think most Scart connections will have composite as the lowest common denominator for transmission purposes.
 

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