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Which SCART Cables?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by scaramanga182, 23 Jul 2006.

  1. scaramanga182


    Joined: 26 Oct 2004

    Posts: 641

    Location: Up North

    Howdy, my new 32" HDTV arrived yesterday and you can now easily notice the distortion/fuzzyness on the TV when the DVD player is plugged in using my SCART Cable from a pound shop! I've been looking about and have seen SCART cables ranging from £1-£20. Do you really get a far better picture the more you pay for a cable? I read on the sticky that you should really be looking for gold coated plugs. Any suggestions would be appreciated as I'm hoping to head into town a pick a decent cable up.

  2. Tesla


    Joined: 19 Jan 2003

    Posts: 17,410

    Location: Bristol, UK

    Does your DVD and TV have component video connections?

    These are round phono plugs. Usually coloured red, green and blue.
  3. roakes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,039

    Location: Birmingham

    Just ordered one of the Samsung CRT HDTVs and have a feeling the scart lead that came with my SKY box 4 years ago wont exactly be of the best quality so wondering the same myself.
  4. kidloco


    Joined: 3 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,934

    Location: Lancashire

    Up until recently I was using a £20 Vivanco gold plated Scart cable, a fairly chunky item that I thought gave a nice picture. I stumbled onto a QED Silver Referance Scart lead on a well known aution site, ended up winning it for £12, its a £60 cable.

    Couldnt believe the differance, such a sharper, clearer picture.
  5. roakes

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,039

    Location: Birmingham