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SCARTS - is it worth spending a mint???

Discussion in 'Satellite TV, Sky TV & FreeSat' started by AV novice, Feb 19, 2003.

  1. AV novice

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    I currently have my sky receiver connected to my DVD via scart and my DVD to my Panasonic plasma tuner also via scart. I have my Denon AVR3802 connected to my DVD via optical lead. My plasma screen is the TH42PW5B.

    I often suffer poor, grainy type picture quality when watching sky although DVD quality is excellent.

    I am currently using run of the mill scart leads and wondered if it was worth spending some serious cash on decent scart leads. A friend of mine has a one meter scart to scart lead which he paid 40 quid for. I will potentially need to buy 2 or 3 of these leads.

    My question is.... is it really worth it????:confused:
     
  2. deckard

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    The answer, sort of...

    A better quality scart lead certainly does improve picture and sound. I use Ixos and Thor scarts in my systems at around forty quid a shot and the improvements are there to see.

    However, as with most things relating to cables, the improvements are not revolutionary.

    Depends on whether you've got £80-120 to splash out on or not I suppose. If you won't miss the money then go for it, you'll see the difference, if things are tight then don't lose any sleep over the quality of your scarts!!
     
  3. Kearney

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    Don't bother spending loads on a scart cable for satellite, as you have already proved DVD looks excellent trough a standard lead compared to sky.

    There may be a small benefit using a better cable for DVD as the quality of the picture is much better to begin with. Any improvements will be more noticeable the bigger your TV is.
     
  4. Fernsehman

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    1. Use as short a lead as possible.
    2. Use a fully screened lead (individual wires screened).
    3. Forget gold plated pins unless your equipment has gold plated connectors to match!
    4. You can get a decent lead for under a tenner from places like satcure. I have no doubt that shops such as Maplin and Tandy also sell them if you prefer to spend time and money on travelling rather than postage. (My wife does. *Any* excuse to go shopping!)
    :)
     
  5. jim.rae

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    Agreed...
     

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