SVIDEO vs SCART

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SVIDEO vs SCART

Postby naujoks » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:45 pm

What's your opinion on the video quality you're getting with the svideo mod compared to a SCART adapter output.
Currently I have the SCART cable, as my soldering skills are lacking, but the picture quality is quite lacking. I remember it was quite bad even back in the 80s with my colour tv, but I wonder if there's something I can do about it. There are some videos on Youtube of guys with VICs who get a very nice clean output on their TVs.
I'm very grateful for any tips!

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Re: SVIDEO vs SCART

Postby tokra » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:42 pm

S-Video is definitely the way to go, but you have to make sure your output device actually supports it. Lot of newer TVs don't. Either way, even doing the S-Video-mod and then converting that signal back to composite gives a better quality than the composite-signal the VIC originally produces.

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Re: SVIDEO vs SCART

Postby beamrider » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:52 pm

Also, scart is just a physical cabling standard.

SCART can carry RGB, s-video and composite signals to suitably wired monitors.

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Re: SVIDEO vs SCART

Postby naujoks » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:56 pm

Thank you for your thoughts!
Would replacing the capacitors with new ones also have a chance of improving the picture?

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Re: SVIDEO vs SCART

Postby mrr19121970 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:03 am

naujoks wrote:Thank you for your thoughts!
Would replacing the capacitors with new ones also have a chance of improving the picture?


No, it would not.

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Re: SVIDEO vs SCART

Postby mrr19121970 » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:04 am

naujoks wrote:What's your opinion on the video quality you're getting with the svideo mod compared to a SCART adapter output.
Currently I have the SCART cable, as my soldering skills are lacking, but the picture quality is quite lacking. I remember it was quite bad even back in the 80s with my colour tv, but I wonder if there's something I can do about it. There are some videos on Youtube of guys with VICs who get a very nice clean output on their TVs.
I'm very grateful for any tips!


You don't have to be great at soldering. Post a pic of your VIC-I chip and we will guide you through it.


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