View Full Version : Scart recommendation please
27-11-2003, 08:08 PM
Hi, I'm currently using QED Sqarts throughout, but my recently purchased pair of Scorpion interconnects with larger ends now interfere with the scart on the dvd player. Since the Scorpions have earned their right to stay I'm looking for a comparable quality scart cable that, as Ixos describe it, has a flat profile.
I've looked at Ixos, QED and Supra and can only find one which is the Ixos XHT611 at about £40. My current Sqart on the dvd player is RGB only and ideally I'd like to replace it with an RGB only.
Does anybody have any experience with the Ixos, is it comparable to the Sqart, at that price I'm willing to go on an opinion and sell/bin it if I don't like it. Or any other suggestions for less than £100.
I also have a similar problem with my Pace box and the optical cable, however since this is running composite I'm not too concerned about super high quality, would the Ixos make a good replacement here?
Thanks for your time
27-11-2003, 08:41 PM
The problem is, nobody makes professional scart cables because scart itself is not a professional interface and isn't very good for anything other than convenience. RGB only scart cables arn't going to make a lot of difference compared with fully wired, unless it uses better (usually thicker) cables inside the cable for the RGB lines with the space gained by leaving out the extra wires, and even then it will only make a difference over a very long run. I doubt you will notice any difference with changing your QED for an Ixos, both would probably be as good as each other IMHO.
If your Pace is only using composite you would get a better picture by using a scorpion coaxial cable than using a scart cable (assuming your TV has a RCA composite input and your Pace has RCA composite output).
28-11-2003, 11:48 AM
One thing I would point out, the Supra AV6 SCART actually has a smaller/thinner connector than most SCARTs of that price and quality. Apparently it's due to Supra's belief that the cable should put as little strain on the input/output sockets as possible - but might also have the benefit of giving you enough room to use it with your other cables?
It's definitely the best SCART cable I've ever used anyway.
28-11-2003, 06:12 PM
I'd say try the Thor Scart, although it's only £17.99 from play.com, it's multiple shielded, metal shielded connectors and gold plated contacts.
It seems very well made, see the recent scart recommendation topic. Although my budget wasn't to £100 per cable, I was merely looking for something much better than the £17.50 IXOS First.
28-11-2003, 06:24 PM
Thanks for all the replies, I think any regular scart cable with an angled connector will cause problems. Admittedly the sqart cable is very rigid but it would need a very flexible cable to fit - pretty poor design really.
Don't suppose anyone knows of a 'reverse' scart cable?
I think I'll give the IXOS a try, if its no good I'll give the Supra a go and hope I can jiggle it to fit.
Roll on HDMI..
29-11-2003, 12:29 PM
Just to add I have just bought 2 Supra AV6 scart cables and both had the heavier metal scart sockets ?
Weird.. maybe ppl thought the plastic ones too cheap?
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