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Silly Questions About Scart Cables

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by hvaghela, May 22, 2005.

  1. hvaghela

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    I am new to the whole home entertainment malaky, so pardon me if my questions seem a bit dim. :)

    Questions:
    (1) Can all scart cables carry RGB?
    (2) Does the diameter of the cable have any influence on the picture quality?
    (3) Do scart cables carry both audio and video?
    (4) What makes of scart are good for about £30? :confused:

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    1)most will, but be aware of the very very cheap ones.
    2)This will depend on wether all 21 pins are conected or not and what sort of sheilding is being used.
    3)yes.
    4) try this link below.

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    1) just about all scarts will carry RGBcvS, but as already stated the very cheap ones might not have all the required pins connected.

    2) The thicker the cable the better the chances of each wire haveing good insulation that will help to prevent interference being picked up and cross talk between cables.

    3) Most do but those labelled as RGB only will only carry the RGBcvS video signals and no audio.

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    I thought the -only- way a scart carried RGB was if all pins are fully wired? meaning cheaper non fully wired scarts wouldnt carry RGB and instead composite?

    If this is wrong, then what difference does fully wired make if RGB works over non-fully wired?
     
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    A fully wired scart will also carry S-Video, stereo audio etc. An RGB only scart will not have any of them - just the R, G, B & cvS.
    RGB only scarts are meant to be better as there is less chance of cross talk between the cables. Also as there are less cables in the lead you have more room for better shielding of the individual cables.

    Although I can't remember ever seeing it I think the very cheap non fully wired scarts only have composite video and stereo audio pins connected.

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    Mark

    would this make sense then: I have just bought a Thomson RGB scart lead but found the auto-channel switching from my Sky box to TV no longer works? Yet try the lead on my DVD player and it works? However, my DVD player doesnt appear to be RGB compatible, yet the Sky box is?

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