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    Default What does it all mean?

    Can anyone actually tell me what the acronym SCART actually stands for?

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    Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorecepteurs et Televiseurs.

    It's some kind of french A/V organisation. In france it's called 'peritile' or something, and in asia it's called the 'EuroConnecter' i think.

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    My favourite compueter related accronym is TWAIN, which popular myth suggests translates as "Technology Without An Interesting Name"

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    SCART (from Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs) is a French-originated standard and associated 21-pin connector for connecting audio-visual equipment together. It is also known as Péritel (especially in France, where the SCART word is not normally used), 21-pin EuroSCART (Sharp's marketing term for an attempt to market the connector in the Asian region) and Euroconnector. [1]



    From wikipedia

    The SCART connector first appeared on television sets in 1977. It became compulsory on all new television sets sold in France starting from January 1980. [2][3]

    SCART makes it easy to connect AV equipment (including TVs, VCRs, DVD players and game consoles). In essence, it gathers together various common analog signal types into a single connector. Previously, each of these would have had their own socket, requiring numerous separate connections (and a "spaghetti" type mass of leads). The signals carried by SCART include both composite and RGB (with composite synchronisation) video, and stereo audio input/output. The standard was extended at the end of the 1980s to support the new S-Video signals. In addition, a TV can be awakened from standby mode or switched to video mode through a SCART connector.

    In Europe, SCART is the most common method of connecting audio-visual equipment together, and has become the standard connector for such devices (even more so than the phono plug).[citation needed] It is far less common elsewhere in the world.[citation needed]

    The official standard for SCART is CENELEC document number EN 50049-1.

    SCART is sometimes referred as the IEC 933-1 standard.
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    before this thread goes any further. The original question was posted purely as a joke in relation to another thread where someone said "... now if only someone wanted to know what SCART actually meant..." (or siimilar wording).

    Apologies to anyone who took the question seriously.

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