From: "Tiny Tim"
Subject: Re: SCART's
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 08:36:00 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: BT Openworld
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 08:36:00 +0000 (UTC)
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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.
What is this obsession with daisy chaining?
If you daisy chain can you watch a DVD while recording a satellite broadcast, or
even plain old terrestrial? In fact, can you watch anything while the VCR is in
timer standby (or just plain off). I believe the answer is "no". At least, it
can't be done with my kit.
Can you benefit from RGB from the DVD and the STB and still get s-video from
your VCR? I believe the answer is "no".
What about the XBOX? Where does that go? You can't play a game while recording
Happy to be corrected but this is my understanding and if correct it means that
daisy chaining is a cack solution. Get an RGB compatible switch unit for under
£10 for a manual or £80 for full auto - or a TV with 4 external inputs, like