View Full Version : Firewire or USB video device with SCART?

Dec 14, 2004, 07:26 AM
Does anyone know of a device which would allow me to connect video devices to my iMac G4 17" via a SCART connection. I have recently broken my TV set and am looking to use the iMac screen as a replacement.

I would want to connect my Sky+ box to the mac somehow, but the only devices I can find use rf coax cable (not the best solution) and I would really want to use SCART and the device to fill the entire widescreen ratio of the iMac.

Can anyone out there make a recomendation?

Dec 14, 2004, 01:35 PM
Have a look at the Elgato EyeTV range, some of them have the ability to convert analog A/V signals to FireWire "on the fly", you could get a componant/SCART plug and go A/V into your Mac from there.

Mind, they all have tuners in them anyway, so you could just throw the TV away and use the iMac exclusively with the Sky box.

Dec 14, 2004, 03:40 PM
cheers for that

i would go for that, but am really looking for something with RGB SCART. component cables out of a Sky box do not give particularly good video quality.