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Solved SCART To HDMI Converter Box VS HDMI to SCART Converter Box

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Carloz, Aug 6, 2018.

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  1. Carloz

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    I want to connect my HP Notebook laptop to my old SAMSUNG TV (bought new in 2000) so that I can watch DVDs, Netflix, etc on the SAMSUNG screen. I've researched and I believe I need either a SCART To HDMI Converter Box or an HDMI to SCART Converter Box. Also, I'm not sure this would make any difference, but just in case it might, I live in Europe: Spain to be specific. Can anyone tell me which type I need? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SpywareDr

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    Assume your laptop has HDMI out?
    Assume your TV has SCART in?

    If so, since the video would be going from your laptop to your TV, you would need HDMI-to-SCART.
     
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    Not sure. How does one determine that? There's an HDMI recepticle -- or I suppose 'port,' as Managed put it -- on the left side of my notebook. My TV has one SCART recepticle.

    I use a SCART cable to connect my TV to my DVD player and to my Digital Tuner. (All three have SCART recepticles.)

    By the way, if it helps. this is the notebook I have: PC Notebook HP 15-af103ns (ENERGY STAR)

    Thanks to you both, SpywareDr and Managed.
     
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    Since it works with the DVD player it's a SCART input on the TV and notebook HDMI are always outputs so you do need an HDMI to SCART adapter like the ones in my Ebay link (but do check that you get the right one, Ebay and other places sometimes show SCART to HDMI as well).
     
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  6. SpywareDr

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    Yep, I agree: HDMI (out from the laptop) to SCART (input on the TV). I.e, HDMI-to-SCART.
     
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    Excellent! Thank you both very much!! Saludos, Carlos
     
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    (y) Por nada. ;)
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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  10. Carloz

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    Well, I bought an HDMI to SCART converter. It came with no cables. I already had the SCART cable, so I bought an HDMI cable. Then I set it up and nothing happened; just the usual static on the screen. I bought it from Amazon. It's a Neoteck HDMI to SCART Scaler Video Converter 1080P. Am I missing a step? Or maybe the converter I bought is simply crap. Thanks for any advice anyone can offer.
     
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    Is this the one?


    ?

    If so, this is what it states, in part:

    You need HDMI to SCART, not the other way around.

    You're trying to send a video signal out from the HDMI port on the laptop over in to the SCART on your TV.

    From HDMI to SCART.
     
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    Post a link to the one you bought please. If it is the HDMI to SCART version it needs a 5 Volt supply from a Usb port to work. Also if there is a small switch on the HDMI end it should probably be set to PAL.
     
  13. Carloz

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    Thanks for your replies.
    The converter says HDMI to SCART. Here it is on AMAZON.ES, which is who I purchased it thru: https://www.amazon.es/Neoteck-Alumi...0719SS64N/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8
    And here's the same one on Amazon.co.uk: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07591V4FR/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=AZV1Z18ZCU603&psc=1
    I initially set it to PAL and then also tried setting it to NTSC. No joy on either.
    It comes with a cord to connect the converter device to the mains, not to a USB port. So, I connected it to the mains. A red power light comes on when I plug it in.
     
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    P.S. I also tried it using two HP laptops: the one I mentioned above and another one I bought new in February, which is an HP 255G6/15/E2- 9000. Cheers
     
  15. SpywareDr

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    Whew. Looks like you did get the right one.

    In the description for it, it says, (in English) "【Output of 2 TV Formats】 Support NTSC and PAL Two Output Standard TV Formats, Change the Output Format CVBS". Are you sure it is set to the correct format for your TV, (NTSC or PAL)?
     
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