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Short, flat Scart cable - where?!?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by dougbryson, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. dougbryson

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    Hi folks,

    My new DVD player is much deeper than my old one and hangs out the front of my rack a bit too much. If I could find a less chunky Scart lead that doesn't stick out the back as much then I could get it in a bit further. Does anyone know where I could get such a thing? All the flat ribbon type scart leads I've seen are still very deep too, so are there any available that are narrower?
    Any advice much appreciated.
     
  2. fuzzybee

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    Not to sure about the scart cable they all seem to be on the bulky side, what rack are you using, most AV racks i have seen don't have backs so this sort of thing shouldn't be a problem.
    Have you considered another type of connection ie-Component if your gear has the connections availablen or as a last resort s-video, you could consider cutting out a small section of the backboard on your rack ?? a bit drastic but it could do the trick :eek:

    I'm sure you have considered all the above anyway so i'll stop ranting as i've been no help whatsoever :beer: :beer: :beer:
     
  3. dougbryson

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    Thanks for the advice Fuzzy - my rack has an annoying pole down the back as support and it sits right where the scart cable comes out of my DVD deck! I can't move the deck to the side as there's no room. I'd love to be able to use the component outputs but my TV aint got the inputs, and I'm not a fan of s-video so it looks like I may have to live with it...or get a new rack...or a new TV...or a new DVD player....hmmmm
     
  4. fuzzybee

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    Ha !!!

    thats the joy of being a AV enthusiast upgrade ! upgrade ! upgrade !
    trying to justify it to the missus is another joy - or problem !

    If you do go for a new rack i have just bought one of these, it's a stunning rack

    http://www.hifi4less.com/Custom_Design_Mirage_400___4_Shelf_Hi_Fi_Support.htm
     
  5. pjclark1

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    take the plastic outside off the scart and use it bare
    (maybe a wind of insulation tape round the back)
     
  6. Brian110507

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    Got my short flat SCARTs from CPC. type "scart flat" into the search box at cpc.co.uk
     
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    In your situation, I think I would simply remove the plastic housing from the connector (and use the flat cable type).
     

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