Scart to component - will signal need converting?


Standard Member
Hi, hoping someone can help me with this....

I recently bought a new Samsung LCD monitor which has got various inputs - HDMI, DVI, Component, VGA, Scart etc

I want to output the tv picture to my Sanyo projector.
As the connections on the monitor are all input i need to use a bi-directional scart.
I'd like to use the component input on my projector so was thinking id get a "scart to component" cable like this.....

however i note the warnings with this product that it doesnt do any signal conversion, if i need to convert the signal i need something like this....

How can i work out whether i will need to convert the signal or whether the scart to component cable will work?

Any help would be appreciated.


Distinguished Member
Firstly, does the TV output over SCART or as you already alluded to, only input? Perhaps speak to the manufacturer. The signal would require conversion, if it did work. Personally I think you will need an external tuner i.e. freeview box, cable box, satellite tuner or even a DVD Recorder in order to get TV to the projector. Also, I would also look to use HD as blowing up an SD signal on a projector screen usually looks awful!

Edit - the Manual says the SCART connection is an input and output. See page 5/6 HERE
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Standard Member
There are HD connections on the monitor but from what i gather they are all input, the only output i can get from the monitor is by using a bi-directional scart.
For this reason i dont think i can connect the monitor to the projector in HD as the monitor will be expecting an input rather than outputting whats on the screen.
I missed that part in the manual that stated the scart output is RGB so that, i think, has answered by question - if i wanted to use the scart to component method (the only route that seems possible at the mo) id need to convert the signal from RGB to component.
May aswell get a separate freeview / cable box rather than spend the money on the converter!


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