I think the last time the CUGI newsletter had an article on how to make up an Amiga to SCART cable was back in September 1990. Unfortunately, there were a few errors in the article which can lead to some confusion for anyone attempting to make up such a cable. I discovered this first hand recently when I wanted to hook up my Amiga directly to the SCART socket on the back of my TV!
So, having sorted out the correct pin-outs, I've made up a table and diagram of how to make up your own cable. All you need is a DB23 Female Connector to plug into the Amiga, a SCART plug for the TV/Monitor (this cable will also work with a standard Philips CM8833 or CBM1084), and some 8-core cable to connect the two together.
Note that the DB23 and SCART connectors illustrated in the diagram below are shown from behind i.e. as you see them when you're soldering the wires to the pins.
SCART Side Pin Pin AMIGA Side ---------- --- --- ---------- Red Signal In 15 3 Analog Red (75 Ohm) Green Signal In 11 4 Analog Green (75 Ohm) Blue Signal In 7 5 Analog Blue (75 Ohm) Composite Video In (75 Ohm) 20 10 Composite Sync (47 Ohm) Composite Video Output Common 17 16 Video Ground Audio In Left Channel 6 - Left Phono Audio In Right Channel 2 - Right Phono Audio Ground 4 - Left + Right Phono
From: Roy Antonsen To: Karl Jeacle Subject: Amiga to scart Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2004 14:08:21 +0100 Hi there Karl. I found an interesting piece about making a Amiga to scart cable on your homepage, but I didn't get it to work, the TV was all black, no picture. I found that some TV's has to be initiated to accept the RGB-signals, I found this on http://www.idiots.org.uk/vga_rgb_scart/index.html, you have to apply 9.5-12V to scart pin 8 to set i to 4:3 AV mode, and apply 1-3V to scart pin 16, and ground to pin 18 to set the TV is driven by the RGB signals and composite sync signal on scarrt pin 20, then it work perfectly! Best regards, Roy Antonsen, service-technician, Trondheim, Norway.