RGB Compatible 8-in-1 SCART Switcher 'gscartsw' Now Available

gscartsw-rgb-8-in-1-Scart-Switcher-BoxAs many retro gamers will know, having a large selection of consoles often comes at a cost. Not only will there be a tangled sea of wires behind your TV, but also a battle for those few available Scart sockets. Clearly not happy with making a compromise, one gamer has built from the ground up an all-in-one solution allowing up to 8 different TV leads to be connected at once - the gscartsw.

While there are already similar alternatives readily available to buy online, albeit ones with much fewer sockets, many of these existing Scart switchers come with limitations. Whether it be a drop in the picture quality, loss of RGB, or simply poor manufacturing, the problems each of these has presented was more than enough to spur superg of the AssemblerGames forums on to build his own.

After several months in the making, the gscartsw automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switcher box is finally complete. While the product itself may only appeal to the most diehard retro gamers looking for crisp perfect pixels and RGB output, other gamers hoping to do away with the constant plugging in and out of cables should take note.

The gscartsw can now be had for $110, not including postage.

Link: gscartsw Sale Thread at AssemblerGames


Last Updated ( 21 July 2014 )  

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(Link to this comment) comicbooknerd 2014-07-21 20:22
Saw these on Assembler a little while back, very smart item indeed. Any UK buyers who are interested, the £ is really strong against the $, could be a good chance to get it at a great price.
(Link to this comment) Filtertip 2014-07-21 21:13
do you know how much $110 would be in £'s comicbooknerd? If it's a decent drop ill sink the money in now and just start slowly replacing my RF leads over the next year or so.

More to the topic ever since moving into my flat I've been looking into moving over to SCART and since my TV only has 1 SCART port (well 1 of every port) a switch is my only choice but as they all seems to come at the cost to quality I haven't seen the use in spending the money if it's just going to look like RF. If this 1 is really retro games worth then im a happy man.
(Link to this comment) BuckoA51 2014-07-22 10:15
I'm actually looking to review this though I don't need one to keep, if anyone in the UK wants one I'm willing to pay postage for you if I can borrow it for a few days.

It's just a shame there's no manual override, so no routing component, S-Video or anything other than RGB through it. Looking at the market though and the fact that the supposedly good Bandridge switches don't properly switch it's this or an Extron matrix if you have lots of consoles you need to switch.
(Link to this comment) Co-op Couple 2014-07-26 01:09
I'm sorry, but when I read the title I honestly thought it said "Scat switcher". Dyslexia kicking in again..
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