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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by eddyad, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. eddyad

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    I've decided I really need decent scart cables - 3 of them, .75m length OK.
    1. Can I get a decent set for under £100?

    2. How easily do flat cables 'fold'? I have a Sony TV with 3 fairly close vertical scart sockets - great for conventional scart plugs but not too good for flat ones, especially as I don't want too much projection from socket - preferably about the same as a conventional plug

    Equipment is Sony 32" flat CRT TV, Pioneer DVD/HDD (RGB and s-video in and out), STB with RGB TV out, composite recorder out, Sanyo VCR (the current scart will do for this I guess).

    The IXOS XHT601 at 29.95 for .75m seem to fit the bill - would they be a good buy?

    I'm not a film buff, but I would like to get the best I can from TV broadcasts

    Suggestions will be much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. hornydragon

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    I've been useing the IXOS XHT601 scart cables for about a year now and IMHO they did make a big improvement over the previous cables I was useing and they were not just the standard cables that come with equipment either.

    Mark.
     
  4. pjclark1

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    cut pin 19 off the tv end of your cheap SCART
    and it will be as good as the most expensive.
     
  5. nemo

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    Used these cables in my system for a couple of years now, worth every penny imho. Infact I actually bought two more this weekend to link my new Pio DVD/HDD recorder to my Sky box and TV.
     
  6. eddyad

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    Thanks for the replies. They're a big help.
    But I'm not sure why disablng pin 19 would do anything as it's the composite input which the TV is supposed to ignore if it gets RGB or s-video.... :confused:
     
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    :mad:
     
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    Bought a couple of these scarts from
    http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=127&products_id=745 due to loose sockets in the bedroom tv the picture kept disappearing anyway these solved the problem and I was quite taken by how good the picture was with freeview and dvd. Tried the same cables with the living room widesreen 32'' philips 6006, compared with my old ixos 126A and couldn't make out any difference, as both leads gave a good, sharp, colourful picture. No doubt the cables mentioned by the above forum members are excellent but you could save some cash :)
     
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    Scarts above look excellent if you have issues with cables dropping out as they have the reatining clips and look like good uns..... great price....
     

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