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05-02-2018, 22:07   #1
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Quality Multi Scart solutions?

I always found that the low spec part of most gaming setups has been the humble scart switcher.

Bandridge ones work (kind of) well but I still get crosstalk between improperly isolated switches (Saturn LED likes to light up when the console is off) - which I really don't like. They also look fairly cheap.

Was considering a gscartsw, but have now read they can break if you connect up a supergun, which is a tad concerning given the price of them. (Plus tbh I just think they're extremely overpriced anyway)

Was then considering an Extron Crosspoint, which would go with the 'pro' look of the BVM/LMD etc and be far cheaper than a gscartsw, however the price would be bumped up as this would require buying 8 or so BNC to scart breakout cables.

Any other ideas??
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06-02-2018, 08:43   #2
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Holy moly, check out this monster. 16 connections!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/W-HYDRA-a....c100033.m2042
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06-02-2018, 09:15   #3
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Holy moly, check out this monster. 16 connections!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/W-HYDRA-a....c100033.m2042
I think thats the one by the same guy that makes the HxC floppy drive emulator. It's meant to be decent.
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Hmmm, 270 euro delivered, which is kind of mad...but the idea of 16 properly isolated scart connections with automatic switching that I can literally just go over, switch a console on without any fiddling around...while having all sound routed to two RCA cables...

Bloody tempting!
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Lothrek makes good gear alright but this is just overkill i think.

I'd hate to imagine the unwieldy rats nest of wiring with 16 devices plugged in, not to mention the associated 16 power bricks you'd needed to power 16 devices.

Input protection seems to be an issue as well, lots of warning about plugging in powered devices...
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Could do some mad Bandridge 5 Way Scart Selector SVB7735 daisy chaining - anyone try that yet?

Looks like it works but some folks reported slight issues

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Lothrek makes good gear alright but this is just overkill i think.

I'd hate to imagine the unwieldy rats nest of wiring with 16 devices plugged in, not to mention the associated 16 power bricks you'd needed to power 16 devices.

Input protection seems to be an issue as well, lots of warning about plugging in powered devices...
Whatever you do, don't look down the back of my telly

I've about 12 - 13consoles all wired up with their associated PSUs plugged in. It does look a bit mental alright.

I really like it though, if a setup involves more than pressing a button to turn the tv on and pressing a button to turn the console on I get pissed off

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Could do some mad Bandridge 5 Way Scart Selector SVB7735 daisy chaining - anyone try that yet?
I kinda have that as a setup at the moment, have one bandridge with 4 consoles going into it and then another scart selector daisy chained in with three additional ones. Still short quite a few inputs at the moment. Lazyness tends to mean I only really play the ones that are currently plugged in and don't switch them out.

I get crosstalk on the external scart adapter as well as the bandridge channels though

Might just bite the bullet and buy that 16 slot monster. I guess it'll be a one off payment and that's that!
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Didn't know there was a powered and non-powered version of their switchers - yea have the powered or non-powered? Unsure if that would help with crosstalk but that could be anything from the quality of the SCART<->SCART cables to connect them and more.
That huge switcher looks like the business though albeit expensive.

Hopefully you can disable the LEDs
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You can get them in automatic and manual forms, I guess the powered one would be the automatic one? My one is passive and manual.

From what I read about a few dudes opening them up, apparently the build quality can be a bit hit and miss. Some folks have reported that some of the inputs aren't fully isolated, so that might be what my issue is.

Although yeah, with that many consoles hooked up it could be anything. :O
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I’ve two of the gwscarts hooked up(original and one of the new ones). Quality on those is great, but price is a bit silly.
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I’ve two of the gwscarts hooked up(original and one of the new ones). Quality on those is great, but price is a bit silly.
They're actually quite hard to get at the moment and are currently out of stock.

I saw an auction for one that had ended at over $600 as a result. A sure sign of someone having more money than sense.
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