I got lots of videos that i needed to covert so i choose to use video to pc device. But you need to purchase this so you can plug this in the scart at the back. Set the adaptor to out. When your computer can see it you can use windows movie maker to capture the movie. 10/10 for the price
We bought this cable to connect our VHS player to our DVD HD recorder so we could transfer old treasured VHS tape recordings to the hard drive to burn in DVD format. It works fine, and was very simple to do - meaning that for the cost of a few pounds we can keep our old recordings and ditch those old VHS tapes.
This cable is perfect for converting a SCART output to RGB...
But it won't last long.
Most people will be buying this cable to run SCART to RGB and not the other way around - just like I did. The switch on the SCART connection appears to be a good idea, and I certainly felt a sense of 'you never know I might need that', but in practise is rather pointless as you don't use this cable as RGB to SCART.
Only the second time I used the cable the switch broke and ruined the connection.
So I held the switch in the "OUT" place but then teeth started to come off the SCART connection.
Luckily I can reconnect SCART teeth but for anyone without a tech degree this would mean the cable would be useless.
Then the Red connection of the RGB came loose but I was able to fix that.
The final straw came when the cable deteriorated due to the enormous amount of heat it produces (which also suggests further problems) and ruined the image quality.
In short, the cable is cheap for a reason. If you want to convert SCART to RGB, buy a cable that specifically does just that.
Sadly this product has not reached expectations. Some of the pins in the scart plug became dislodged during the initial connection into a socket which has had many other successful connections made, rendering the connector unuseable. It was very cheap to purchase, even so I would have expected it to last a bit longer than this. In the past I've had other Hama products and have always found them of merchantable quality. This product let the company down and I sincerely hope it proves to be an isolated failure.
Excellent value for money, does the job well. Well labelled connectors and clear, except "in" and "out" obviously depend which way round you look at the components, so if it doesn't work, waggle the switch.
I bought this product to conect to my Easy cap usb device to capture my old videos. I had been to Maplen and saw that there vesrion of this product was £18 so I thought i'd try amazon. I read the reviews and saw that some people thought it was really good and other complaied about how it broke after one or 2 uses. I thought for the price I would give it a ago.
I should of listened, when I am item looks to good to be true it normaly is and this is the cause for this item. I broke with in the first use. The sivler seal around the scart conector feel off after my first time of pulling it out of the scart socket, and the picture it send back to usb for it breif time it work was quite poor. I would not recomend any buy this product unless they want to waste thier money.
I wanted to break out the RGB part of the signal from the SCART output socket of my free view box so I could use it as an input to my media recorder. The media recorder only has RGB plugs. Most SCART blocks to RGB are for accepting input so are of no help. This adaptor allows either direction depending on the switch setting. Note that you may have to set your free view box via the configuration menu to make it include an RGB signal in the SCART output.