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Excellent... for a few days,
This review is from: Hama 3 Phono to SCART Switchable cable, 1.5m (Accessory)
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.
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Initial post: 15 Aug 2011 14:50:12 BDT
Samildanach Emrys says:
As someone who has very limited technical knowledge and would be completely incapable of fixing any part of the cable, I found your review immensely helpful. It's useful to know what sort of things might go wrong so I know whether or I can deal with them.
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