Left hand drive SCART cables?

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Our new Toshiba DVD recorder is so designed that the RF input and output sockets are close to the right of the horizontal Scart sockets: 2 * RF leads and 2 * decent quality Scart cables just will not fit. Crazy.. I can just squeeze in 2 Tesco Value cables, but only because the cable is so thin and flexible.

All the Scart cables I can find have the cable exiting right from a horizontal socket. Is it possible to get left handed ones?

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Not sure, but you can get them with straight entry, ribbon and otherwise.
 

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That's what I'm going to have to get for my Sony Bravia - the (vertically positioned) Scart sockets are inset in a panel that allows plugs with thicker cables to foul the back of the receiver's moulding, and you can't plug them in securely enough. Bad form, Sony!

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On most scart cables, you should be able to open up the plastic plug cover - it prises open at one side - then turn the plug over inside it, and snap closed again. But, be very careful not to break any of the wires going onto the pins, or you'll need a soldering iron!
 
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No good for me. Cables'll be shooting north, one touch and they'll be out in a jiff.

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Well, many SCART cables maybe have moulded-on plugs anyway. But the cheaper ones - from "pound shops" - often come apart, which can be useful to remember!
 
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I often use to open them to cut Pin 8.
 
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Steve_N said:
All the Scart cables I can find have the cable exiting right from a horizontal socket. Is it possible to get left handed ones?
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Yes there is one, Ive seen it at a customers house (but only after I had been fiddling for ten minutes to get it in the receiver the 'right' way round.

Will try to get a number off the cable in a couple of days.
 
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