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December 10, 2011, 2:56 am
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It is still used on European TVs. My new Loewe Art still has a Scart
connector and I use it. The Loewe apparently uses it to convey control
information to compatible attached devices. We currently have a Scart
connector to the Loewe video recorder and the cable TV box
I still see it on some items, even a few set top boxes, Becoming a
lot less common though. Have yet to see a SCART being used though,
everyone just uses the RCA sockets.
I remember some of the TEAC TV's a decade or so back would use this as
the only form of AV input, and these sets wouldn't stay on the AV
"channel" when you turned the power on/off.
IIRC you had to pull one pin to a 3 or 12 v ? voltage in order to
externally force AV mode.
For that matter, does anything use DIN plugs anymore - like were on
most HIFI gear in the 70's ? :)
I seem to remember that you had to short 2 pins on the interface, I had
a French Tompson TV that I used as a monitor on my first home computer,
an Atari. I had a switch connected into the SCART connector that
switched between the TV and the computer.
Strangely enough I also had an Akai TV that had a SCART connector, maybe
that model was also sold in Europe.
Haven't seen them for years except in the bins at Jaycar.
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