Subject: Re: SCART's
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 14:01:15 -0000
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"Martin Angove" wrote in message
> In message
> 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
> > see.
> 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
> some reason...
Pin 10 has been defined and used since the mid 1990s for control
applications, pin 12 is currently reserved. Relevant spec. is Cenelec
Millions of TVs and VCRs have been produced that use pin 10 - under the
manufacturers' commercial names of SmartLink, EasyLink, Q-Link, Megalogic,
TV-Link, Datalogic, etc,etc...