From: Adrian C on 5 Dec 2009 08:01
Trust No One� wrote:
> A bargain if you have an older CRT TV with limited scart connections and
> loads of equipment. You can select the connection scart connection you wish
> from the comfort of your sofa.
> My local Maplin are selling off 5 way scart switch boxes with remote control
> for �9.99. The product appears to be discontinued and does not appear on
> their website - probably best to ring your local branch.
> This is the product
> it has Scart S-Vdeo, Phono and optical inputl. And the unit is RGB capable.
Thanks for the post. I've bagged one :-)
BTW it's on their website, and available online for delivery
Search for order code N79HH
From: Adrian C on 5 Dec 2009 11:15
Dave Plowman (News) wrote:
> In article <7nv3u4F3nqljpU1(a)mid.individual.net>,
> Adrian C <email(a)here.invalid> wrote:
>> Search for order code N79HH
> Where does it say it handles RGB?
Manual & FAQ on Maplin's website.
It's got 5 input channels, 1 output. There is no conversion of signal
sources to alternative output types.
ch#1 RGB Scart, S-Video, AV Left+Right+Comp
ch#2 RGB Scart, S-Video, AV Left+Right+Comp, Optical in
ch#3 RGB Scart
ch#4 RGB Scart, S-Video, AV Left+Right+Comp, Optical in
ch#5 AV Left+Right+Comp
RGB Scart, S-Video, AV Left+Right+Comp, Optical out
Looking inside it's a box of air with a few 4051 gates, 105degC Caps,
ribbon cables and some micro hidden somewhere my screwdriver is
frightened to fiddle. I haven't tested it yet - dunno what it does for
auto SCART switching or equipment-equipment recording.
It's about �20 worth tops, made by Philex electronics in 2005.
Pure 'Cooking Quality' merchandise :-)
From: Adrian C on 5 Dec 2009 11:29
Adrian C wrote:
> Pure 'Cooking Quality' merchandise :-)
From: Adrian C on 5 Dec 2009 11:52
> Thanks, can you tell if the composite phono output is buffered from the
> composite on the output scart or are they just paralleled up? I'd like
> to run outputs to 2 separate pieces of equipment.
Paralleled up - the composite phono output is connected straight to Pin
19 of the output Scart.
From: Adrian C on 5 Dec 2009 15:16
> In article <7nvhe4F3o8pf0U1(a)mid.individual.net>, Adrian C
>> Paralleled up - the composite phono output is connected straight to Pin
>> 19 of the output Scart.
> Thought it would be, thanks for checking
> I suppose if I use RGB to the telly and disconnect pin 19 on that scart
> then I can still use the composite phono connection to feed the video.
Unfortunately that plan probably won't run.
From my experience of driving RGB through the Scart socket, the
television sets I found still needed the sync information supplied
through pin 19.
However with other doings, I've had two composite video monitors in
parallel from one source (Original Xbox) without issues for a short
time, but the purist overkill in me would either be looking for some way
of daisy-chaining the video input circuits removing a termination 75ohm
resistor from one of the devices, or building a small distribution
The following is a tear down of a commercial powered splitter which
could be assembled cheaply. I'd dare say to case it inside the switch,
but ye'd need to uprate the power supply to run it, and then there's
Maplins returns department ...
Or, a better switch could be sought in the first place compatible with
Normally you should be able to do without these switch boxes and the
like, and succesfully connect everything using the existing scart in/out
interfaces present on most AV bits of kit.