I might be the first human being on the planet to ever use a search engine to look for "SCART rackmount modular panel".
@vkc i'm too young to know what that is but i love the name
@reese It's a European connector used on some older AV equipment. It offered superior quality when compared with the connectors we had in the US, and many consoles and old computers work well with it.
Nowadays, it's either used for old monitors (rare here IME), or in a converter box to HDMI for old systems. That's how I use it (capture cards for videos when I need an old device).
@reese SCART didn't suffer from the "red white yellow" plug issue we commonly have here in the US- plugging the wrong wire into the wrong port on a TV and having a signal mishap.
With SCART, there's only one way to plug it in, and in that way, it's easier to use (like modern HDMI).
@vkc that's so cool! i wonder why the US never gets these obviously superior technologies and systems. it's like there's this deeply ingrained part of our society that gets in the way of innovation 🤔🙃
@vkc @reese no way to plug it in wrong, but converter cables where directional, so it was totally possible you had a scart-to-svideo cable but needed a svideo-to-scart one 😄
@vkc routing scart cables trough the cabinet - that was a nightmare i didn't even know i forgot. 😳
@Sn0wlink I didn't see anything. And I'm stunned about it!
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