From: Martin Angove
Subject: Re: SCART's
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 2002 23:59:52 GMT
Organization: Lost in the Ether
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 00:04:11 +0000 (UTC)
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John Woodgate wrote:
> I read in sci.electronics.design that Martin Angove
> wrote (in <5511bda04b.MJAngove@tridwr.demo
> n.co.uk>) about 'SCART's', on Fri, 6 Dec 2002:
> >Not quite sure why they couldn't
> >make use of some of the pins which were presumably meant for more
> >esoteric uses unheard of on consumer equipment... two data lines???
> The two data lines were strictly reserved for D2B, Domestic Digital Bus,
> but it proved too costly for its intended use. It has other
> applications, but not in great volume.
> Firewire (TM) is supposed to succeed SCART, but world-wide. We shall
Regardless of the data format supposedly on the mentioned pins, isn't it
a fact that they are never used in a domestic situation? If, as seems
likely judging by recent posts, their definition has recently changed
from data/clock to data+/data- then someone's fiddling with the spec for
...and pray tell me, how am I going to connect up all my analogue
equipment using Firewire? It won't succeed SCART, if it's there at all
it'll be as an addition. Let's face it, most tellies still have
"phono"-type sockets at least on the front panel for connecting cameras
and on the rear for feeding amplifiers. SCART didn't get rid of them.
Firewire won't get rid of either.
Martin Angove (it's Cornish for "Smith") - ARM/Digital SA110 RPC
See the Aber Valley -- http://www.tridwr.demon.co.uk/abervalley.html
... Proceed with Caution - Twisted Mind Under Construction!