Scart to S-Video lead problem

steve_peak

Standard Member
I have recently bought an IXOS scart to s-video lead and used it on my panasonic VCR to my s-video input on my plasma. I only seem to be getting a black and white image from my VCR where as if i try it on my DVD player its fine. I have tried looking for output settings on the VCR but there don't appear to be any?? Is there a way around this?
 

Malky1903

Active Member
Chances are it's a directional scart to s-video cable and you have it connected in the wrong direction. I picked up one of these cables relatively cheap from Maplin and it has a selecter switch on it so you can use it in any direction.
 

steve_peak

Standard Member
it seems to work on my dvd player though using it the same way?
 

Malky1903

Active Member
Maybe your VCR doesn't support s-video through scart? Or maybe you have selected the wrong AV channel for the VCR on your plasma.
With my TV (standard Panasonic CRT), I have to push the AV2 button twice to enable s-video. Pushing the button twice gives me AV2S for s-video through scart.
 

Mr Incredible

Distinguished Member
Whats your VCR model number? I agree with Malabbey, the chances of your VCR supporting S-Video on Scart is pretty slim.
 
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steve_peak said:
I have recently bought an IXOS scart to s-video lead and used it on my panasonic VCR to my s-video input on my plasma. I only seem to be getting a black and white image from my VCR where as if i try it on my DVD player its fine. I have tried looking for output settings on the VCR but there don't appear to be any?? Is there a way around this?
A VHS VCR will not produce s-video from the scart, most if not all SVHS VCRs will. You are missing the chroma component (colour) and you are only seeing the composite signal which shares the luma pin. You could either change to a composite cable or use a £3.99 adapter.

Andy.
 

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