[vdr] [OT] Questions to VGA2SCART cable

C.Scheeder christoph at scheeder.de
Wed Feb 25 13:25:41 CET 2009


Hi,
as far as i read, all these are kabels to connect a scart-OUTPUT to an VGA-INPUT.
(scart-out of receiver to vga-in of a beamer/lcd-tv)
These cables are useless for connecting a VGA-card to a monitor, as they do not
handle the vga-sync-singals correct.
If you use them, you probably won't get a picture and perhaps will fry your
tv and/or vga-card.....
Christoph

Paul Menzel schrieb:
> Dear readers,
> 
> 
> I am planning to set up a low budget VDR using the VGA2SCART patches
> [1]. Therefore I need a VGA2SCART cable. The distance between the VDR
> and the CRT TV will be probably 5 meters.
> 
> There are some howtos on the WWW on how to build a cable yourself [2].
> But I am not experienced in soldering, so I have the following
> questions.
> 
> 
> 1. Are VGA2SCART cables you can buy also suitable and do you have
> experiences what manufactures produce good quality cables?
> 
> Searching the WWW I found the following offers but no comparison or
> review about the quality.
> 
> http://www.amazon.de/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=vga+scart+kabel&tag=googhydr08-21&index=aps&hvadid=1182511121&ref=pd_sl_9bos8gcjec_e
> http://www.kauflux.de/?id=FROOGLE&_artnr=8429706
> http://shop.strato.de/epages/61223614.sf/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61223614/Products/avkabscavga50&ViewAction=ViewProductViaPortal&Locale=de_DE
> http://www.google.de/products?hl=de&q=vga+scart+kabel&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=G3ChSabnMtKd_gbns83WCw&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&resnum=4&ct=title
> http://www.supernature-forum.de/allgemeine-computerfragen/63171-grafik-gibt-es-vga-scart-kabel.html
> http://forum.fachinformatiker.de/hardware/122150-vga-scart-kabel-tv.html
> 
> inakustik claims to have high quality cables.
> 
> http://www.in-akustik.com/de/KABEL/Home-Video/VGA-Scartkabel.htm
> 
> 
> 2. Are there any disadvantages in buying these cables?
> 
> a) I would guess, that most of the cables do not have plugs for audio
> next to the VGA plug, so that I will need to either use an amplifier or
> have to modify the cable and solder some wires to the SCART-plug.
> 
> 
> Thanks a lot,
> 
> Paul
> 
> 
> ¹ With around 10 € for a 5 meter cable they do not seem to be that much
> expensive.
> 
> 
> [1] http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-July/017347.html
> [2] http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?postid=742945#post742945
> 
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