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Long Scart Cables
As long Scart leads carry analogue signals over a longer distance the quality of the cable can greatly affect picture quality. The 3m Scart lead featured uses Oxygen Free Copper (OFC) and has individual screening to eliminate interference and provide the best picture quality with optimal signal transfer.
Cheap Scart leads often have inadequate screening and can suffer crosstalk between the sound and video signal pairs leading to poor picture quality.
As a Scart lead is often used to connect a high quality source like a Sky box, PVR or Freeview set top box to a TV, it is essential to buy a Scart cable which has a foil screen around each signal pair - like the one featured, to maintain high picture quality.
A Euro Scart Connector is still present on most set to boxes and TV peripherals allowing you to connect a Virgin Media, Sky+ box, DVD player, Freesat or Freeview box to an older CRT TV without an HDMI connector.
Fully wired Scart leads pass S-Video and RGB signals which can improve picture quality - particularly useful for archiving Sky+ recordings to DVD by connecting your Sky box to a DVD recorder. Almost always, using the S-Video or RGB settings on your set top box or TV peripheral will give better picture quality than using the CVBS (Composite Video) setting.
Long Scart leads of 3m (or even 5m) offer more flexibility, allowing connection of peripherals which might be in on a shelf further away from the TV. To buy the high quality 3m Scart lead use the Amazon link above.