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April 27 2013

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eBay: SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way)

Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about a SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way), acquired on eBay from the seller theonestopsatshopuk, directly from England.

The SCART cables switch 4 to 1 or SCART cables switch 4 to 1 to avoid anglicisms allows connecting up to 4 devices with SCART output on a single SCART input, and the device selection to be displayed is made through small keys. The opposite is also possible, in other words, it is possible to use the switch to switch a single SCART output device up to 4 inputs.

But why do we need SCART cables in Brazil? If you read my article, eBay: SCART Audio and RGB video cable + RCA sound for the Mega Drive III by Tectoy, Japanese and European Mega Drive II, and Sega Genesis 2 and 3 (Sega Mega Drive / Genesis 2 AV RGB Scart cable + RCA sound), you already know that the RGB SCART cables provide the best possible output in the classic video games, like the Mega Drive, the Super Nintendo and the Playstation, much better than RF and composite video, that are more traditional. You can also use a SCART Video Converter + HDMI to HDMI to connect the classic consoles in modern televisions and see a beautiful upscale to the images to 1080p.

But buying a SCART Video Converter + HDMI to HDMI for each console would be too expensive. That is where it comes the SCART cables switch 4 to 1. I plug the 3 consoles (Mega Drive, the Super Nintendo and the Playstation One) to it through SCART RGB cables. And I plug the SCART cables switch 4 to 1 to SCART Video Converter + HDMI to HDMI. So I can easily select between the 3 consoles, and play all of them with the best possible image quality with the original hardware and current TVs.

Note that selecting a good SCART cables switch is not a trivial task. First, is very difficult to find them in Brazil or even in the U.S.. Because SCART is only used on a large scale in Europe and Australia, it is in these places that you have to search. Most offer ends up being in eBay from the U.K.. The cheapest models do not have keys, some claim to be automatic, but in practice all they do is connecting all the devices together. Escape from these switches. SCART outputs has a voltage / high current in some pins, enough to get into the consoles and feed them enough to partially start their circuits and have them to generate output to the screen. Then the images merge and you see nothing. I'm not kidding, in the case of Super Nintendo and Mega Drive, for example, the energy that enters the SCART is enough to light the Power LED on the other console, even if the power supply and the power switch are turned off.

There are also switches that are not RGB, in other words, there wires are connecting only the composite video, that we don't care about, because we want the RGB signal. The SCART cables switch 4 to 1 was my choice because it is a mechanical switch, and I have seen reports that it works great for this task, isolating well the entries that are off. It worked perfectly, I did not notice any difference in image running through it or the console connected directly to the SCART Video Converter + HDMI to HDMI. So the product is approved.

The SCART connector from the SCART cables switch 4 to 1 is gold plated. The construction of the device as a whole looks good. The 4 buttons are used to select each of the inputs. It is important to press only the input button that will be used, and left the others not pressed.

Package with the SCART cable Switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way)

Package with the SCART cable Switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way)

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way) on its packaging, along with the invoice

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way) on its packaging, along with the invoice

Invoice do Switch de cabos SCART 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way)

Invoice do Switch de cabos SCART 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way)

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way) on its packaging

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way) on its packaging

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way) on its packaging

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way) on its packaging

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way)

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way)

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way)

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way)

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way)

SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way)

Plug do Switch de cabos SCART 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 - 4 way), Gold Plated

Plug do Switch de cabos SCART 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way), Gold Plated

The purchase was made in 08/02/2013. The shipment was made on the same day, via Royal Mail with tracking. Arrived in Brazil only 5 days after, in 13/02 and on day 20/02 delivered. Did not come form CN22 (Customs form), so there is no declared value or content description. The package was not taxed.

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13/02/2013 13:37 INTERNATIONAL TRAT Unidade PARANA – CURITIBA/PR Awarded
Received / Brazil

And I'm ending here with a very positive recommendation for the SCART cables switch 4 to 1 (Professional Scart cable switch box Quality 1 – 4 way) and for the seller theonestopsatshopuk. If you also want to shop in eBay from the U.K. or US eBay, click on the links and good shopping. Do not forget to share this article with your friends if you liked. The Skooter Blog depends on your help in spreading.

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Skooter is a computer scientist and the founder of Skooter Blog. He is interested in everything related to technology and he likes to save money by making his purchases directly from abroad.

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  1. 1
    renato sousa

    Wave! Where it connects that golden terminal? My TV has no scart.

    1. 1.1
      Skooter

      Not connected SCART converter - & gt; HDMI.

  2. 2
    renato sousa

    Another doubt. In RGB cable for snes, I saw some with audio wires individually separated(female) tb and saw a cable without it. What is the difference?

    1. 2.1
      Skooter

      Not tell you. The SCART already takes stereo audio.

  3. 3
    David Knight

    You connect the Framemeister in the cable scart switch 4 in 1, this key in scart converter for HDMI and the HDMI on TV?
    To asking whether all this is what I need and even if the connection is in agreement

    1. 3.1
      Skooter

      The Framemeister is the function of my old SCART converter for HDMI, I'm not using anymore. Both have the same function, but the drive is very simple and the Framemeister is more full of features and has a better image, but also costs six times more.

      The switch is optional, the advantage is not having to keep changing the cable connected to Framemeister (or the converter) every time I want to play with another console. Both Framemeister as the drive only has a SCART input, hence the switch utility. Today I am also using another switch somewhat better than that of this article. Soon I will do his analysis also.

      1. 3.1.1
        David Knight

        Got it. Last doubt: Q I would use for the S-Video inputs switch if I already have the outputs (or entries I'm confused lol) Scart?

        1. Skooter

          Does not have S-Video in this switch. Those RCA outputs you can ignore. They are useful if you want to connect, for example, two direct audio cables from the switch to a home theater, taking the analog sound before passing through Framemeister. I'd rather hear the sound already processed the HDMI output of Framemeister, then do not use these outputs.

          As for the composite video output, can also be ignored, after all we are interested in the video RGB is much better. It is only useful if you want to record on a VCR or something. And it will only work if you are using a SCART cable that also lightweight composite video, that in general we give up to have a pure synchronization signal.

          In short: SCART switch need not have these RCA outputs. If you have not hurt, but is of no use unless you have some reason to want to pick up the sound or image there.

  4. 4
    1. 4.1
      Skooter

      Heder,

      It all depends on how much you want to spend and the quality you want to get.
      You can turn on the A / V cable directly to the TV and have the video image composite. But to have the RGB image, you need a RGB cable and a upscaler.
      My first cable was this one, but now I'm using such a, model CSYNC, which will do an article soon.
      As for the upscaler, my first was this, but now I'm using a Framemeister XRGB Mini, which also will speak soon.
      If you choose Framemeister you can buy the cable in JP21 version instead of EuroSCART or you can use This adapter.

      []s

  5. 5
    Honorable Gatelli

    Skooter thanks for the tip. I saw a video of another skinny on youtube talking horrors and the SCART-HDMI Black and my courage. If I buy this CSYNC and the SCART-HDMI Black can play without problems? And as for shopping at DX, you made via invoice or installment card rolls good too (being international)?

    1. 5.1
      Skooter

      I never test the cable with CSYNC with upscaler DX, for when mine arrived I was already using Framemeister. But it is to run smoothly, the upscaler DX seems to be very quiet with respect to the synchronization signal.
      Shopping on the DX do with a credit card. You can not piecemeal.

  6. 6
    Honorable Gatelli

    Ah, and if possible give a look at this video here…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r8mBuQv6es
    These cables you showed me one of them gives this video problem?

    1. 6.1
      Skooter

      My first cable is the Play-Asia, never noticed, but probably have the same problem. Further it has the left and right channels reversed.

      The second is better, but still hear some noise depending on the patterns in the image, in particular test suite 240p, but I can not say if it's on cable or Super Nintendo itself. Take a look in this video to get an idea. But how sound is being recorded with the microphone of the camera itself, which has its own noise, is hard to see. Soon I post a video capture card (I'm hoping to get).

      If you want a cable as the video, with mini coaxial electric conductors, recommend buying this place and este upgrade. The audio will not be separated, but this is the closest cable video you showed I've ever encountered. I bought one in December, including, but has not yet reached.

  7. 7
    Honorable Gatelli

    Skooter, need one more guy helping hand… Looking to a SCART RGB cable pro Playstation but is sold out in all the sites I saw. Do not know where I can get a? Thank you. Abrasive.

    1. 7.1
      Skooter

      Heder,
      Recommend send a message to this seller: retroaccessories. Ask her to re-list the Playstation cable with sync-on-luma. If possible also take the upgrade para mini-coax worth.

  8. 8
    Honorable Gatelli

    Skooter, these cables will work? In good, was needed even you buy the cables and resold the Free Market to save all of us haha. If needed make any changes or lack of electronic little pieces just a law student as I do not know, you already do and put in the price. It would be our salvation, face!
    Take a peek to see if I can buy good:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PLAYSTATION-2-3-PsOne-SLIMLINE-PS1-PS2-PS3-RGB-SCART-CABLE-LEAD-NEW-UK-Seller-/381126381745

    1. 8.1
      Skooter

      Difficult to judge only by the announcement, can not know as did the connections, if drivers have individually shielded, etc. As for the resistor that was missing in my first SCART cable Playstation, it all depends on upscaler. In the case of Framemeister, I use today, he would accept a cable missing the resistor, even if wrong, because it does not use the pin to define whether it is Composite or RGB, it simply assumes that it is RGB. The upscaler I wore at the time needed the resistor and I ended up having to weld it on their own.

      I even thought about putting my first cable (and others that I am not using) the Free Market, but when I think of the time lost in mail queue, having to pay for parking, and still having to deal with the support and discards (any defects or users who bought the wrong cable or who can not make the connection) I gave up. Make it a business then it could be a huge headache, not to mention that to do it all legally (and that part you understand) There are plenty of bureaucracy and costs that end up invalidating.

  9. 9
    pbrejo

    Olá Skooter. I know nothing about electronics, I bought a hub to scart just seems to me that came with problem. If you can take a look at what video did and suggest something I will be immensely grateful:

    youtube.com/watch?v = jdEYmP4QsMc&a..

    1. 9.1
      Skooter

      Just calling a console at a time it works? Most SCART switches have not completely isolate issues an entry from another. The first one I had had this problem, including this this article has problems with the doors 3 and 4, so I ended up buying This other.

      1. 9.1.1
        pbrejo (@pbrejo)

        The door 1 and 3 yes. The door 2 not. She's no passing image.

        1. Skooter

          The door 2 must be same defect. The leak of a door to another may be defective or may be design flaw. In this second case no point change by another of the same model.

          1. pbrejo (@pbrejo)

            I just realized something else: If I just connect one cable at a time, If this cable is the snes it works in 3 inputs. You mean the entry 2 is not burned. Now if I connect the Saturn in this same way (one at a time) It works only on input 3. Now, doing this way with the mega on door 1 nothing comes out, in 2 only the audio and 3 perfect grip. That strange.

          2. pbrejo

            I just realized something else: If I just connect one cable at a time, If this cable is the snes it works in 3 inputs. You mean the entry 2 is not burned. Now if I connect the Saturn in this same way (one at a time) It works only on input 3. Now, doing this way with the mega on door 1 nothing comes out, in 2 only the audio and 3 perfect grip. That strange.

          3. Skooter

            Then the lack of standardization of the signs of the Islands, the cables, etc. Your switch can be mitigating some signs in certain ports. The strongest signals are detected by upscaler even mitigated, the weak do not.
            I also noticed that your switch does not have the RGB button. Have you noticed these tests if the signal you're going through is the same RGB? In some instances you may be going through the composite video, especially if the voltage on the PIN 16 is being attenuated.

      2. 9.1.2
        pbrejo (@pbrejo)

        I just realized something else: If I just connect one cable at a time, If this cable is the snes it works in 3 inputs. You mean the entry 2 is not burned. Now if I connect the Saturn in this same way (one at a time) It works only on input 3. Now, doing this way with the mega on door 1 nothing comes out, in 2 only the audio and 3 perfect grip. That strange.

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