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Which Scart Cable?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Shonte, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. Shonte

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    I have just installed my new Toshiba 27WL55 LCD.

    Can anyone tell me which scart cable would get me the best results for my Sky+ box and my PS2?

    At the moment I am running a standard PS2 RGB into the first scart socket and a standard scart lead from sky+ into the 2nd socket on the TV.
     
  2. SeanT

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    Get the Thor one from www.tvcables.co.uk It's fantastically well built and cheap.
    However, you may want to try a decent s-video cable as you have Sky+, you may be surprised with the results from an LCD using this input. You can then keep the RGB from the PS2 separate, or get a component cable for it if there is such a thing ;) *edit which there is so get one!!*
     
  3. Shonte

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    Can you reccomend a good S-Video cable?
     
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    think I'll go for the Thor one. 1.5m for £18

    Is Component better than RGB for PS2?

    I have heard conflicting reports!
     
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    I think it depends on the cable - the one from Game is to be avoided. I think there may also be some issues with the timing from a component lead - I certainly have a few anomolies with mine. I think for the average user, unless you need some of the features that component offers (I run component because my Av receiver/DVD player can switch and scale component and not RGB) it may be cheaper and less hassle sticking with RGB.

    -Ian
     
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    Its all too complicated!!

    The RGB looks quite nice but on fast paced games I get some blur. Once PS3 comes out though then that will be gone!
     
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    QED P2110 from http://www.hificables.co.uk/Product...D/2388/v/d4eb2de9-155e-4cbf-b0bf-6676f2c854c9

    Gets great reviews and hardly breaks the bank.

    Technically Component is better than RGB SCART is better then S-Video... but that doesn't always work out with all equipment... some players use appaling SCART chips on their hardware and as such S-Video and Component can look better as they are a raw output from the DVD Player.
     
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    Cheers scott.

    Is that one better than the Thor suggested above?

    Will I notice a major picture difference from a standard cheap scart lead?
     
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    I have no experience of the Thor one... but the QED has won countless awards - on that link there is a brief description from the What Hi Fi review...

    You will certainly notice a major difference from a standard freebie scart... and if it were my money i'd buy the QED one - in fact i just have :)
     
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    Looks good. I'll go for it.

    My new TV has two scart inputs. Apparantly one is RGB and one isn't. The PS2 looks miles better on input 1 so that must be RGB(doesn't say in the manual) The sky doesn't look any different in either. On my Sky setup though I have it set to RGB out. Should I change this if I am in the none RGB slot?

    I really no nothing about this but I dont want to waste my tv by having bad settings
     
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    If it looks best to you, then that's the best connection method... Don't always believe what everyone says... trust yourself sometimes :)

    RGB Scart means that it displays video only - no audio - so technically it's a better picture quality... therefore use whicever you want the best PQ on, however if as you say one looks significantly better on one input and the other looks similar on both... i'd leave it as is.
     
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    RGB SCART with fully wired 21 pin connectors will ALWAYS do audio. In fact all SCARTS do, it's just some are not RGB and are outputing composite. The only exception I can think of is if one end is RGBHV, but if both ends are SCART - audio is included by default these days, and for some time now.
    On the very rare ocassion, you'll get S-Video only - this is where no sound is transmitted, since the other end of the cable is an S-Video connector.
     
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    My Chord SCART lead only outputs Video, in RGB... as that was how i asked for it to be wired...

    As you say if all 21 pins are wired then you'll get audio, if they aren't you may not.
     

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