You may have seen a SCART (Sydndicat des Constructeurs d’Appareils Radiorecepteurs et Televiseurs) cable, but you may not know what it’s called. Developed in France in 1977, soon these sockets and cables were the standard method of connecting audio visual equipment. The SCART socket is a rectangular connector with 21 notched pins, staggered over 2 rows. The sockets are female, and the cables are male.
Over time, SCART has become almost obsolete on new audio visual equipment in Australia, however is still used in some european nations and all Foxtel units. Subsequent technology advancements such as HDMI has become the current industry standard and the connection of choice for many manufacturers. The good news is that if you find yourself with devices that have a combination of connections, you don’t need to throw away your SCART devices, there are cables available that can connect between your equipment.
Finding the right connector can be confusing, however Selby Techs do this everyday, and can help you work out what you need.
Call 1800 69 2225 for advice.