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    Anybody know if there is a particular scart cable available that could be used with a PS2.
    This scart cable would have to trigger the AV Channel automatically once the PS2 is switched on.

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    Maybe I'm being stupid but I thought they all capable of that. A scart lead is just a scart lead. It's the TV on the end of it that will switch to AV mode when it detects a signal coming through isn't it?

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    Maybe I'm being stupid but I thought they all capable of that. A scart lead is just a scart lead. It's the TV on the end of it that will switch to AV mode when it detects a signal coming through isn't it?
    Well, the tv I have obviously doesnt do that.

    Ive posted this issue on a number of message boards now and Ive found out that

    The TV triggers the AV Channel

    The device (Eg, PS2 or Dvd player, whatever) triggers the Av channel

    and

    The Scart cable triggers the Av channel

    So much for all the wealth of information I can find on the internet

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    All I can say is that from my own personal experience, it is down to the TV set.

    In the early days of DVD, I swapped TV (tio widescreen) and lo-and-behold when the DVD player was turned on and thereby sending an AV signal to the TV through the very same scart lead I used previously on a different TV with the same DVD player (SAMSUNG 709 - still going strong!) the TV started to auto switch over.

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    It's all down to pin 8, apparently.

    After reading this, you will be able to impress your mates with your knowledge of SCART technology.

    scart.htm

    Personally, I'm now praying for the time I get the pub quiz question, "What does SCART stand for?"....


    Witty signature text coming soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bert6280 View Post
    Personally, I'm now praying for the time I get the pub quiz question, "What does SCART stand for?"....
    What a coincidence. http://www.videoforums.co.uk/forum-a...-all-mean.html

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    LOL!

    I would just like to point out I didn't rip off my response to your other post from that website Alan :-p

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    Sorry people. It's a slow day at work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nollaig View Post
    Ive posted this issue on a number of message boards now and Ive found out that

    The TV triggers the AV Channel
    The device (Eg, PS2 or Dvd player, whatever) triggers the Av channel
    and
    The Scart cable triggers the Av channel

    So much for all the wealth of information I can find on the internet
    All of these are correct. When the device (PS2) is directly connected via a SCART cable to a TV, the signal sent from the device to the TV will triger the TV to switch to the AV channel. So to auto switch you need:

    a) a TV that has the capability
    b) a device with a SCART connection and
    c) a SCART cable

    If you have none of these, then the TV won't auto-switch. So everyone is correct, but assuming you have a PS2 and a SCART lead, it's your TV that is the weak link here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters View Post
    to auto switch you need:

    a) a TV that has the capability
    b) a device with a SCART connection and
    c) a SCART cable

    If you have none of these, then the TV won't auto-switch. So everyone is correct, but assuming you have a PS2 and a SCART lead, it's your TV that is the weak link here.
    Which is exactly what I was trying (but failed mserably) to say. Nicely worded Marc.

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