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Fully Wired Flat gold scart

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  1. Pixie_0

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    Can anyone tell me if this is a "fully wired" scart?

    http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PGV782.html?id=YZjTTBLK

    as i want a flat wired one, but was told i definately should get a "fully wired" scart.
    I'd also like to know if buying a new decent scart to scart cable, will improve my sky picture, or just make it worse (by highlighting bad broadcasting)

    thanks to anyone who can help :cool:
     
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    It is fully wired yes.... fully wired essentially means that all the pins inside are wired up, so that you can send video AND audio down the cable... actually RGB (picture only) wiring is better as there is marginally less signal degredation.. but you then need to get audio to the tv/amp also....

    Profigold make good gear, but i've had excellent results with IXOS and QED

    If you are currently only using a freebie SCART cable then yes you should notice a big improvement....
     
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    Thanks for your reply! I think I will try one out, and see! I would be interested in using just an rgb scart and seperate audio, but im quite the novice, so i think connecting it all could be a nightmare.
     
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    To be honest unless you have some super high end gear I don't think IMO that a specialist scart will make super duper improvements infact in the contrary to what Scott Mac has said a cheap scart lead of the sort thats normally thrown in a box with new equipment wont give anything llike the inferior performance he is suggesting when quoting comparisons with IXOS and QED... unless my eyes are not functioning properly or my gear just aint worth their weight in gold the difference I see between them is small and certainly not clearly evident upon a immediate comparison. Sometimes I think I just believe the QED cables are better because of the sheer smart looks and gigantic pews they cost me.

    However I think I aired my views to you before in the TV forum.

    On the RGB only front there IS some difference in pic quality over a fully wired lead but again nothing to get over excited about, you get less lead for the same money! More to get upset about :)

    If you have ways of extracting the audio from the Sky box and then inputting it to the TV for sound while using the connected scart i/p then this is the way to go.

    I don't know why they don't do RGB with sound the audio signal isn't that large or of a high frequency nature to do any great upset to the RGB signal and besides if they designed the cable properly it could easily be screened between the two signals so that they are isolated.

    Most scart cables are fully wired which means they can offer a variety of video signals to the TV. RGB, S-Video and Composite. Quality is in that order. This allows you to view a picture and record one too in whatever quality you choose (playback and record can be different), assuming the recording equipment supports that type of signal. They also carry audio signals in and out.
     
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    BTW that link provided while it does not say it looks from the specs it quotes that it is a fully wired scart.
     
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    Personally i would suggest a visit to Specsavers then as i can notice a significant increase in picture quality over a std cable... spending £20 on a decent Scart cable is hardly breaking the bank anyway - certainly worth a go, and if like you suggest it makes no improvement then send it back... but i doubt they get many back.

    It is a personal preference thing though, so please don't take it a personally, i'm merely stating that i can notice a difference, and a significant one at that.
     

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