SCART Cable recommendations?

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SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by EvilFranky » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:24 pm

Chaps,

Looking for a SCART cable for my STE.

I have one already but was supplied with the machine many moons ago and do not believe it is up to scratch.

Can someone recommend a seller who does actual good quality shielded cables, that are a marked improvement over the generic crap?

I can't see that Exxos makes/sells them?

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Re: SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by exxos » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:42 pm

I was going to make some, even got 100s of scart cables... But just no time.. And I couldn't source screened cable even so gave up in the end.

I think there's sellers on evilbay which sell such cables.. Not screened AFAIK.
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Re: SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by Laupert » Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:00 am

I've mostly been happy with cables from coolnovelties.co.uk, they are affordable and quality is decent.

You can also check with a.mi.goun at AmiBay, I bought some very high quality cables from him. He does mostly Amiga and Commodore 8-bit machines, but I've seen he has some Atari cables too and he has also made bespoke cables for me.

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Re: SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:29 am

Laupert wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:00 am
I've mostly been happy with cables from coolnovelties.co.uk, they are affordable and quality is decent.

You can also check with a.mi.goun at AmiBay, I bought some very high quality cables from him. He does mostly Amiga and Commodore 8-bit machines, but I've seen he has some Atari cables too and he has also made bespoke cables for me.
I'd also recommend coolnovelties.co.uk, I've had quite a few cables from them over the years and had no problems. Quality is good and prices reasonable.
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Re: SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by PaulJ_2.0 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:40 am

I also use Coolnovelties as a goto when I'm looking for a cable. I recently looked there for a Spectrum Next > Scart and there it was!. They are also cheap as chips and are built well.

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Re: SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by EvilFranky » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:09 am

exxos wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:42 pm
I was going to make some, even got 100s of scart cables... But just no time.. And I couldn't source screened cable even so gave up in the end.

I think there's sellers on evilbay which sell such cables.. Not screened AFAIK.
You are a tease Exxos. I'd rather have bought a cable from here knowing it had been designed and extensively tested for known issues, with any recommended fixes.

Looks like I will stump up the money for one of those on eBay with the split off RCA connectors.

Exxos, please revisit this :lol:

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Re: SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by exxos » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:37 am

EvilFranky wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:09 am
Exxos, please revisit this :lol:
Getting them made is not much of a problem, it is the end cost of building them, my price would end up being double what cool novelties charge, and as people generally gravitate towards eBay first, I cannot really see them ever selling unfortunately :( My plan was to do a screened version, so at least it was something more for the money, but the cable just does not exist :(
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Re: SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by EvilFranky » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:45 pm

I see your point mate.

Maybe there isn't a market for them. I would have certainly paid extra for a really top quality cable, but can understand why other people wouldn't.

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Re: SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by Steve » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:53 pm

@EvilFranky Just since nobody else has recommended these guys: https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/atari/st

Retrogamingcables are highly regarded in the 'retro gaming' world for all consoles, so I would assume their ST cable is also of a high quality.

Plus it is screened cable:
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Re: SCART Cable recommendations?

Post by exxos » Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:03 pm

Steve wrote:
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:53 pm
Plus it is screened cable:
"Constructed from custom screened cable especially made for Retro Gaming Cables."
Likely overall screened, not individually screened. When I was looking at cables it was physically to big to fit in the DIN!
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