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Tell me about SCART cables...

by racketboy Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:30 pm

Fill me in here.
I live in the US and we don't use SCART.
Are they like really common elsewhere?
How does video quality compare to other cable types?
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by baphomet_irl Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:46 pm

what do you use in America? - AV?

THere's 2 types of scart as far as I know, composite and RGB, with RGB being the best quality

certainly the difference between AV and my DC SCART cable was massive (im not sure whether my DC SCART is RGB or Composite)

I think composite is like the red, white and yellow wire thing

and RGB is a full rgb and a red and white (although you cant see this as theyre usually just plain black), not all TV's over here support RGB SCARTS either, I hope mine does though as Im just after ordering new RGB SCARTS for my DC, PS2, GC and Saturn :p
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by racketboy Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:39 pm

baphomet_irl wrote:what do you use in America? - AV?

THere's 2 types of scart as far as I know, composite and RGB, with RGB being the best quality

certainly the difference between AV and my DC SCART cable was massive (im not sure whether my DC SCART is RGB or Composite)

I think composite is like the red, white and yellow wire thing

and RGB is a full rgb and a red and white (although you cant see this as theyre usually just plain black), not all TV's over here support RGB SCARTS either, I hope mine does though as Im just after ordering new RGB SCARTS for my DC, PS2, GC and Saturn :p


In the US, we have
Composite/AV/RCA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_video
S-Video: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-video
Component (probably like your RGB): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video

There's also VGA, DVI, and HDMI for higher-end stuff
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by racketboy Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:41 pm

So would SCART RGB cables be desirable for the DC, Saturn, N64, etc?
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by baphomet_irl Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:50 pm

racketboy wrote:
baphomet_irl wrote:what do you use in America? - AV?

THere's 2 types of scart as far as I know, composite and RGB, with RGB being the best quality

certainly the difference between AV and my DC SCART cable was massive (im not sure whether my DC SCART is RGB or Composite)

I think composite is like the red, white and yellow wire thing

and RGB is a full rgb and a red and white (although you cant see this as theyre usually just plain black), not all TV's over here support RGB SCARTS either, I hope mine does though as Im just after ordering new RGB SCARTS for my DC, PS2, GC and Saturn :p


In the US, we have
Composite/AV/RCA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_video
S-Video: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-video
Component (probably like your RGB): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video

There's also VGA, DVI, and HDMI for higher-end stuff


yeh component must be similar to RGB SCART - although RGB SCART carries sound aswell

we also have S Video - and our audio connections are 2 or 4 (bi-wired) red and white phono jacks (RCA)

and yes I think of all the anaologue connections - RGB SCART would be the most desirable over here
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by racketboy Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:27 pm

baphomet_irl wrote:
racketboy wrote:
baphomet_irl wrote:what do you use in America? - AV?

THere's 2 types of scart as far as I know, composite and RGB, with RGB being the best quality

certainly the difference between AV and my DC SCART cable was massive (im not sure whether my DC SCART is RGB or Composite)

I think composite is like the red, white and yellow wire thing

and RGB is a full rgb and a red and white (although you cant see this as theyre usually just plain black), not all TV's over here support RGB SCARTS either, I hope mine does though as Im just after ordering new RGB SCARTS for my DC, PS2, GC and Saturn :p


In the US, we have
Composite/AV/RCA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_video
S-Video: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-video
Component (probably like your RGB): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video

There's also VGA, DVI, and HDMI for higher-end stuff


yeh component must be similar to RGB SCART - although RGB SCART carries sound aswell

we also have S Video - and our audio connections are 2 or 4 (bi-wired) red and white phono jacks (RCA)

and yes I think of all the anaologue connections - RGB SCART would be the most desirable over here



OK cool.
What's a decent price (including shipping) for each of the different SCART cables?
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by Cerulean Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:49 pm

racketboy wrote:
baphomet_irl wrote:
racketboy wrote:
baphomet_irl wrote:what do you use in America? - AV?

THere's 2 types of scart as far as I know, composite and RGB, with RGB being the best quality

certainly the difference between AV and my DC SCART cable was massive (im not sure whether my DC SCART is RGB or Composite)

I think composite is like the red, white and yellow wire thing

and RGB is a full rgb and a red and white (although you cant see this as theyre usually just plain black), not all TV's over here support RGB SCARTS either, I hope mine does though as Im just after ordering new RGB SCARTS for my DC, PS2, GC and Saturn :p


In the US, we have
Composite/AV/RCA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_video
S-Video: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-video
Component (probably like your RGB): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video

There's also VGA, DVI, and HDMI for higher-end stuff


yeh component must be similar to RGB SCART - although RGB SCART carries sound aswell

we also have S Video - and our audio connections are 2 or 4 (bi-wired) red and white phono jacks (RCA)

and yes I think of all the anaologue connections - RGB SCART would be the most desirable over here



OK cool.
What's a decent price (including shipping) for each of the different SCART cables?


Me smells a new Racket Boy Store Item.
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by racketboy Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:01 pm

Cerulean wrote:
racketboy wrote:OK cool.
What's a decent price (including shipping) for each of the different SCART cables?


Me smells a new Racket Boy Store Item.


Might be if I can be competitive.
The shipping might be the biggest challenge since I'm assuming most of the buyers would be in the UK
I might have to work with some of my connections in the UK to work out a distribution plan.
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by baphomet_irl Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:01 pm

racketboy wrote:
baphomet_irl wrote:
racketboy wrote:
baphomet_irl wrote:what do you use in America? - AV?

THere's 2 types of scart as far as I know, composite and RGB, with RGB being the best quality

certainly the difference between AV and my DC SCART cable was massive (im not sure whether my DC SCART is RGB or Composite)

I think composite is like the red, white and yellow wire thing

and RGB is a full rgb and a red and white (although you cant see this as theyre usually just plain black), not all TV's over here support RGB SCARTS either, I hope mine does though as Im just after ordering new RGB SCARTS for my DC, PS2, GC and Saturn :p


In the US, we have
Composite/AV/RCA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_video
S-Video: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-video
Component (probably like your RGB): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_video

There's also VGA, DVI, and HDMI for higher-end stuff


yeh component must be similar to RGB SCART - although RGB SCART carries sound aswell

we also have S Video - and our audio connections are 2 or 4 (bi-wired) red and white phono jacks (RCA)

and yes I think of all the anaologue connections - RGB SCART would be the most desirable over here



OK cool.
What's a decent price (including shipping) for each of the different SCART cables?


well tbh I found it hard to find 'high-end' looking ones - and I got all of mine off play asia, and they were very cheap - i think on average about 5 dollars - I wouldnt know what shipping price would be to America

Ill tell you what the quality is like when I get them (which hopefully should be by end of this week :) )
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by baphomet_irl Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:02 pm

racketboy wrote:
Cerulean wrote:
racketboy wrote:OK cool.
What's a decent price (including shipping) for each of the different SCART cables?


Me smells a new Racket Boy Store Item.


Might be if I can be competitive.
The shipping might be the biggest challenge since I'm assuming most of the buyers would be in the UK
I might have to work with some of my connections in the UK to work out a distribution plan.


yeh if you could find ones that were definitely v hi quality - id gladly pay a good bit more than $5 :p
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