[mythtv-users] recording from SCART

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue Jun 10 16:59:50 UTC 2008

Pepijn Schmitz wrote:
> David Watkins wrote:
>> Well I have to admit I've never used one but this looks like one
>> http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=35910&DOY=4m6
>> SCART to S-Video & Phono Leads
>> Manufacturer: Nikkai Pure Connectivity
>> It says amongst other things
>> • Switchable as an input or output lead
> I'd be willing to bet that it would turn out to be one of those where 
> the S-Video connector doesn't switch. I actually ordered an expensive 
> cable from Conrad very similar to this one thinking it would work, but 
> it turned out to also have a composite video connector, and that was the 
> one that switched...
> I seem to remember that it was actually electrically impossible to make 
> a SCART adapter with S-Video input because the S-Video and the RGB 
> signals actually share some pins.
> But who knows, maybe these guys figured it out... :-)
Got one of the Maplins ones. About two years ago, before I started this Myth 
thing. It works, as advertised.


Mike Perkins

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