Subject: Re: SCART's
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Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 07:46:04 GMT
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Dave Fenner wrote:
> How are we supposed to use these recent consumer products with only
> one SCART socket? Lately mostly all the new stuff is coming out
> with a single SCART; DVD players, Surround-sound decoders,
> Digiboxes, Hard drive recorders, VCR's, TV's, satellite receivers.
> I keep
> getting calls from friends and family how to hook up their systems
> and mostly I can't tell them, if you cannot daisy chain and get the
> benefit of the pin 8 control how the hell are you supposed to do it?
> What is the use of just one? It's not only the low end items.
Yes only low end TVs have only one(my latest Sony TV has 4 of them, all my
VCRs have at least 2). In the US cheap TVs have just an antenna connector.
Scart has separate RGB-inputs, automatic switchover voltage, stereo audio
You can find distribution boxes with a couple of them fitted, there are also
adapters to Hosiden and RCA.
> It took years for the industry to start fitting them, a few years
> back stuff had 2,3 or 4 sockets. Now they are penny pinching back
> to one.
Maybe you are looking at cheap Chinese gear for 1/3 of the price a few years
> I am also curious how do you US guys do it, AFAIK SCART is a
> thing from the 70's.
The RCA-plugs are from the 50s? And the mains plugs?
I think the US-consumer would like them as well. Just one cable for rec/play
and automatic channel switching.
electronic hardware designer