It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

So HDMI leads are now replacing SCART cables, I didn't know this

page: 1
3
<<   2 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 09:30 AM
link   
Just bought a DVD player and...no SCART sockets.

I've had several in the not-too-distant past and they all had SCART sockets.

This one doesn't, just a HDMI port. So I need a HDMI lead which wasn't supplied so I can't use it yet.

Just a bit of friendly advice.

Chuck out all your old SCART cables.




posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 09:39 AM
link   
a reply to: CJCrawley
HDMI is pretty much the standard at the moment.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 09:40 AM
link   

originally posted by: CJCrawley
Just bought a DVD player and...no SCART sockets.

I've had several in the not-too-distant past and they all had SCART sockets.

This one doesn't, just a HDMI port. So I need a HDMI lead which wasn't supplied so I can't use it yet.

Just a bit of friendly advice.

Chuck out all your old SCART cables.


Yes, well the SCART was always a big ingnorant, heavy piece of kit, and difficult to stick in sometimes.
I think most of the different systems have a HDMI port now and some still have SCART as well, but you shouldn't be stuck unless all your kit is old. The HDMI method is good and user friendly as long as all the components are well made.
A big advantage is that HDMI carries your stereo sound as well, much better than that stupid tiny pin that goes into a laptop or PC and you had to clean and shake them to work as time went on.

edit on 17-4-2016 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 09:43 AM
link   
a reply to: CJCrawley

DONT chuck 'em out....MANY older units still work with them...and will always work with older ones.***

***I counted mine: I have HDMI-4 different ones....and 7 older dvd players that have older hookups...4 of which can be patched together with hdmi adapters.

So DONT get rid of your older connects! You never know where and how you might need them.*

*My oldest dvd player is from 2004-has an hdmi connect to the older hookup.

Just sayin'!!!!!



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 10:24 AM
link   
HDMI has been around for ages, its pretty much now the common link between AV kit so from your TV to a HI-FI as it can carry ethernet along it as well.

Generally other than a bit of basic build quality pretty much all cables are the same and you can pick them up for £1 for a 1m from the cheap shops and at that point it doesn't matter and the only need to replace one is if you see artifacts on the screen regularly.

They do go up to 15mtrs or more so you can hide that nasty looking kit away a bit easier from view as well.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 10:30 AM
link   
a reply to: Maxatoria

You can get wireless HDMI too, still fairly expensive compared to cables but if you want fewer wires it's great



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 10:38 AM
link   
a reply to: CJCrawley

Scart has been obsolete for years and years by now.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 10:59 AM
link   

originally posted by: McSwifty
a reply to: CJCrawley

Scart has been obsolete for years and years by now.


To be fair, so have DVD players.
I imagine OPs motives go a bit further than the obvious.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 12:02 PM
link   
Cheers muchly everyone.


I'm a bit backwards in coming forwards when it comes to modern tech.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 12:15 PM
link   

originally posted by: CJCrawley
Cheers muchly everyone.


I'm a bit backwards in coming forwards when it comes to modern tech.

Don't worry. I had to throw out my steam powered toaster last week so I know how you feel.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 12:28 PM
link   

originally posted by: McSwifty
a reply to: CJCrawley

Scart has been obsolete for years and years by now.


It's not been obsolete; you had a choice, HDMI or SCART.

Now it seems you don't.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 02:03 PM
link   
Is SCART what we call in North America, S-video? just curious.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 02:10 PM
link   

originally posted by: CJCrawley
Just bought a DVD player and...no SCART sockets.

I've had several in the not-too-distant past and they all had SCART sockets.

This one doesn't, just a HDMI port. So I need a HDMI lead which wasn't supplied so I can't use it yet.

Just a bit of friendly advice.

Chuck out all your old SCART cables.


SCART has been dead for years. Also a little tip...no point in buying eensive HDMI cables. Buy one that is solidly built, but don't go for any gimmicks. A digital signal is a digital signal. Having gold plated tips won't do squat. 10 bucks a cable, tops



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 02:11 PM
link   

originally posted by: CJCrawley

originally posted by: McSwifty
a reply to: CJCrawley

Scart has been obsolete for years and years by now.


It's not been obsolete; you had a choice, HDMI or SCART.

Now it seems you don't.


It is obsolete. They are two very different cables. They do things differently. And SCART is obsolete and crappy. If the choice is between sh*t and good then yes, I guess you can say you have a choice.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 02:12 PM
link   

originally posted by: Autorico
Is SCART what we call in North America, S-video? just curious.


No. s-video is a different lead. Incidentally, also superior to SCART.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 02:12 PM
link   

originally posted by: Autorico
Is SCART what we call in North America, S-video? just curious.


I think it's the North American alternative to SCART.

S-video connectors are not seen very much here.
edit on 17.4.2016 by CJCrawley because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 02:23 PM
link   

originally posted by: 3danimator2014

originally posted by: CJCrawley

originally posted by: McSwifty
a reply to: CJCrawley

Scart has been obsolete for years and years by now.


It's not been obsolete; you had a choice, HDMI or SCART.

Now it seems you don't.


It is obsolete. They are two very different cables. They do things differently. And SCART is obsolete and crappy. If the choice is between sh*t and good then yes, I guess you can say you have a choice.


I don't know if you are European or not, but SCART is not obsolete; if it were obsolete I wouldn't be able to watch my TV. Most European appliances have (or had until recently) SCART sockets and HDMI ports. Now, SCART is being edged out. That's all.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 03:54 PM
link   

originally posted by: CJCrawley

originally posted by: 3danimator2014

originally posted by: CJCrawley

originally posted by: McSwifty
a reply to: CJCrawley

Scart has been obsolete for years and years by now.


It's not been obsolete; you had a choice, HDMI or SCART.

Now it seems you don't.


It is obsolete. They are two very different cables. They do things differently. And SCART is obsolete and crappy. If the choice is between sh*t and good then yes, I guess you can say you have a choice.


I don't know if you are European or not, but SCART is not obsolete; if it were obsolete I wouldn't be able to watch my TV. Most European appliances have (or had until recently) SCART sockets and HDMI ports. Now, SCART is being edged out. That's all.


I'm from the uk. Obviously we don't mean obsolete as in it doesn't exist. We mean obsolete as in no one in there right mind would still use it.



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 05:32 PM
link   
Old tech, but nothing like S-video. en.m.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 05:37 PM
link   
a reply to: CJCrawley

Another point here I can add to my 1st post reply...I can cast any movie from my phone or laptop to my 60" HD tv.

Pretty cool to be on the phone and just jump my home wireless casting to it. No matter the device. LTop or phone...or tablet. WIFI is WIFI in the house!





top topics



 
3
<<   2 >>

log in

join