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SCART cable question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ted Todorov, Aug 10, 2001.

  1. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Producer

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    There are several DVD Players including the new Malata region free progressive player are configurable to speak RGB through their (3XRCA) component outputs. However I haven’t been able to find a cable to connect them to a SCART RGB port.
    I have a European Sony PAL/NTSC 16:9 TV. For the best quality video connection, my Sony (as do most Euro TVs) has a RGB input. Unfortunately it uses the standard (in Europe) SCART connector. While the Malata does appear to speak RGB, it does not speak SCART.
    Has anyone heard of a component-RGB (3XRCA) to SCART (RGB) cable? Any and all help appreciated.
    Ted
     
  2. stephen abbot

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    Ted, that cable is relatively common here and obviously in the UK. Give me a couple of days and I will hunt out some UK based e-tailers for you.
    If you are handy with a soldering iron then purhaps you local radio shack has a Scart connector and you simply need to wire it up with some simple 75ohm radio shack video cable with RCA's already attached.
    This link will give you all the connection details you require, if you have difficulty with understanding the pin out then drop a note here.
    http://www.telsat.com/scart.htm
    Cheers
    Stephen.
    [Edited last by stephen abbot on August 10, 2001 at 05:50 PM]
     
  3. stephen abbot

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    Ted, it would seem that the actual cable you require is non existant as most people wanting to connect a scarted RGB source to a scarted RGB display would use the very common Scart to Scart cable.
    Scart to composite+audio, all using RCA connectors and Scart to Svid+audio (4pin Svid + L/R RCA) are also common and normally available cables.
    It would appear to me that you will need to have a cable specifically made for you, as I suggested in my first post, if you cannot find the parts or someone to do that then a may be able to help out.
    Cheers
    Stephen.
     
  4. Rob Gillespie

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    I've heard of people doing this but I don't believe it's just a case of buying the cable. RGB and Component are not the same thing.
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  5. stephen abbot

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    Rob, I think in this case it is not a problem, the Malta can be configured to output either RGB or component via the component/RGB triple RCA connector set on it's rear panel. There are not many but a few players that can be configured this way, it would appear the malta is one of them, very useful.
    Cheers
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  6. Ted Todorov

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    Yes, this is definitely true of the Malata, the triple RCA connectors are configurable to several different types of output including RGB.
    I can't pretend I know my way around a soldering iron. Considering that the Malata seems to be a very popular player making and selling the cables seems like a marvelous business opportunity for someone [​IMG] (I guess it would only be worth it if the Malatas were being sold in Europe as well).
    Thanks for the info, all of you who posted. I think I'm going to get a Malata -- ordering a modified Sony from Switzerland seems like a complicated and expensive proposition...
    Ted
     

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