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SCART splitters

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by daveb975, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. daveb975

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    I am looking for a decent SCART splitter, as I need to feed an Xbox, PS2 and Freeview into a single SCART socket.

    I have bought the JVC 5 way SCART block (£11 from Curry's), but find that it adds grain to the picture, and the output is much darker than if a direct connection is made.

    Is there anything that will do a better job than this? It seems that one of the Argos ones is recommended on here, but will it be significantly better than the JVC one?

    The JS Master SCART Controller seems the obvious option. I don't mind paying the higher cost if it will really offer an improvement over the chepaer units (even though it is only a two way switcher :mad: )

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    I used the one in the Argos catalogue. It was much larger than it looks in the picture and did not auto switch between sources, which was a real pain.
    However I have updated my scart leads since then to better quality ones and the failure to auto switch might have been due to poor leads.
    No harm in giving it a go, you can always take it back, I did, the same day!
     
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Did the Argos one have any affect on the quality of the signal?
     
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    u dont want to go to argos for the scart splitters as they are awful. u needa manual switching one if at all possible. they are much better. u dont get blues on rgb when u have added an svhs lead too!
     
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    I didn't have the splitter long enough to check if it degraded the signal. In the end I decided not to split the signal at all.
    I now have sky and DVD scarted into the TV and the video through an ariel lead as I hardly ever record tv programmes and never watch pre-recorded videos.
     
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    the argos one is a manual switch. it passes rgb at good quality.

    i have sky+ dvd player and xbox through it all into my AV1 RGB scart.

    great pic for all 3.
     
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    I need a quality scart splitter that is RGB compatible that won't degrade the signals to badly. I'm on a limited budget and if anyone could recommend something that preferably has 2/3 scart connections as my TV only has one scart connection available.

    I saw a Hitachi one in Argos for £14.99 with gold connections but I have no idea what quality is like or if it is RGB compatible or not.

    Any advice would be helpful and gratefully received.

    Thank you.
     
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    http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...atalogId=2501&productId=108277&clickfrom=name

    thats mine - does everything you want and was recommended to me by peeps on the dvd forums.

    if you dont rate it you can always take it back under the argos 16 day returns policy.
     
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    is it RGB compatible Geoggy?
     
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    West

    I bought the Monster switcher from my local comet and couldn't get it to work. There was just no signal getting to my TV - I had the same problem with a second one I exchanged it for at the shop...

    I'm currently using a Vivicano switcher which I bought from Richer sounds 2 years ago. The box has the build quality of a child's toy, AV1 and AV2 are dead, but 3 & 4 still work, which is enough for me. However the outbound cable from the switcher is pretty awful. Since my TV is also fairly poor it doesn't seem to matter too much - I'll upgrade the switcher with the TV (or go component from the DVD to erase the problem).

    I had both the Sky box and the DVD set to output as RGB so maybe the problem was that the box is not RGB compatible...
     
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    I got the JVC one and thought it was rubbish, no sound to the tv if more than one device is connected to it. don't switch stuff that often tho so not such a big problem, and it saves wear & tear on the tv socket.


    is the one from argos powered?
     
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    I hear the vivanco ones are very good. They support RGB. Many don't.
     
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    i think most of the ones I've listed do RGB.

    What I want is minimum loss of picture and sound quality, ability to record while watching something else, remote control would be handy and as small as possible. Most of these things I can figure out but there does seem to be a lot of products claiming one thing but not doing it very well due to shoddy build. I want to avoid these.

    Which are the better manufacturers?
     

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