[vdr] [OT] Questions to VGA2SCART cable

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Feb 25 16:56:42 CET 2009


Dear Christoph,


thanks for your answer and saving me from trouble. I moved your answer
inline.


Am Mittwoch, den 25.02.2009, 13:25 +0100 schrieb C.Scheeder:

> 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

> 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.....

Does anyone know of a shop (in Europe, better Germany) selling the
correct cables?

> > 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.

> > 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


Thanks,

Paul
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