Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Colin Parker, Oct 11, 2004.
for what? S-video is a component video format and scart is a cable capable of carrying multiple types of video signals including but not limited too (Composite, S-Video, RGBS)
If you are just wondering about using dedicated s-video+audio cables or s-video and audio pins in a scart, then it's possible the separate leads will give better contacts than the scart, although the s-video plug/jack isn't exactly 'heavy duty'. But a good well seated scart should be OK.
I'm about to buy a new TV and DVD player (Sony 36HQ100 and Pioneer 757) and want to know which interconnects to buy.
Componet to Scart
Scart to scart
or Svideo to Svideo
Not fussed about sound as I'll go DVD to amp, but which will give me the best picture quality? If SVideo, does going via the amp make much difference?
IF TV has component input either standard 3 RCA (red green blue) or component via scart (RARE) use that otherwise RGB via Scart either RGB only scart or Fully wired.
It would help if you list the video formats that the equipment support but let's see if we can help:
Scart does usually not carry Component (YUV) and Component (YUV) is not compatible to RGB (which technically speaking is also a component signal). AFAIK only Loewe TVs support Component (YUV) over Scart.
As already mentioned a fully-wired Scart can carry composite, S-Video and RGB. RGB is usually considered best, with S-Video running a close second.
You can do so via Scart or from DVD to amp to TV or directly from DVD to TV, given they both have a 5-pin DIN connector. On some equipment S-Video may actually look better than RGB.
Most likely not, though it would depend on the amp you are using.
See also this thread: http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154131
Quick question from me while on the topic
I am about to sign for a sattelite package in my country, the receiver box has two scarts as well as composite. How do I hook it up to an AV receiver that has component upconversion but no scart input. Dont want to use the composite outputs as they give the crappiest quality signal. help
see if the scarts on box output S-video. then use Scart to 4 pin mini din cable
thanks dragon, I just had a word with the sattelite people but they did not know whether their scarts support s-video...duhhh
Is it common for scart to support s-video these days? afterall the box is a new Philips item
very very difficult to say if have model number check philips site
can a 15pin-15pin (VGA to VGA) cable be used to carry progressive scan signal from a PC DVD-ROM to plasma?
it can be used to carry an RGBHV signal from suitable bit of kit to suitably equipped plasma yes. Exactly what signal depends on both source and display kit..... Sync frequencies are the normal stumbling block
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