When you first start looking for a way to connect your older electricals with scart connections to your new HDMI high-definition TV it’s pretty common to look for a lead or cable that will do the job as it seems a pretty simple solution so you’re probably thinking of something like the photo to the right? Simply using a cable with a scart connection at one end and an HDMI connection at the other will not work as scart is an analogue signal and HDMI is a digital signal so you will need to buy an HDMI to Scart Converter/Adapter to change the signal. Read More
One of the problems with the Nintendo Wii is that it doesn’t have an HDMI output and so most of the time you can only connect it by a scart cable but this doesn’t give the best quality on your High-Definition television as the signal from a scart cable is compressed where as HDMI signals are digital and uncompressed.
You can solve this problem with an Scart to HDMI converter which will allow you to connect the scart output from your Nintendo Wii games console to the HDMI socket on your HD TV and the next benefit is that the converter will also act as an upscaler. The upscaler will improve the signal and the Scart to HDMI Converter will take your signal up to 720p HD quality (1280×720).
Not only will the ability to use an HDMI cable give you superior quality but thin HDMI cables will make your whole entertainments system look smart rather than using thick and unsightly scart cables. You could also use the converter to connect your games console to your computer monitor too as a lot of new ones will have HDMI sockets but of course won’t have scart sockets.
This converter and upscaler is one of the cheapest on the market at only £43.99 and as well as connecting your Wii will also allow you to connect your Sky box, Playstation, Virgin Media box etc to the HDMI connection on your television.
There are other converters available on the market so please check out our ‘Top 5 Converters‘ to see what other ones we recommend.
Below you will find the top 5 Scart to HDMI converters in order of bestsellers on Amazon.co.uk and we’ve tried to provide a brief product description but you will be able to find out more information on the specific product pages. All the models can be shipped direct from Amazon and also come with free delivery so the price below is the price you will pay. Why do we promote Amazon? We believe they offer the best prices and sell almost anything!
If you’re looking for HDMI to Scart converters then you can find out about them here.
Manufacturer: HD Cable
Product Description: The Scart Video to HDMI converter unit allows the user to convert the analogue video from a Scart cable, encoding it in to a digital HDMI signal for use with HDMI supported displays. This unit has an advanced upscaling function that will take your standard definition scart signal and convert it to HD 1080p! See more information on the product page.
2. Scart to HDMI Converter for Sky / Sky+ / Virgin Media / Nintendo Wii / Xbox 360 / Playstation 720P/1080p
Manufacturer: Oxford Street
Product Description: This scart to HDMI converter will allow you to connect your Sky box, Nintendo Wii, Playstation, etc to the HDMI connection on your television and will upscale it to 720p HD quality. This is one of the cheapest HDMI converters on the market at only £43.99 and you can view more information on the product page.
Product Description: This unit works with… DVD Players, Old Sky Boxes, Nintendo Wii, Projectors, etc that only have scart outputs and Easily convert the analogue video signals from a scart video connection in to a digital HDMI signal for use with HDMI supported displays. More information and technical details are provided on the product page.
Manufacturer: Konig Electronic
Product Description: Convert your analogue Scart signal to a digital HDMI signal. This way you can enjoy your analogue signal in the highest possible resolution. The converter converts to a signal which comes as close as possible to a true HDMI signal. See the full set of product details here.
Product Description: This Scart to HDMI converter (Model N32JQ) is a high performance HDMI
converter containing a high quality chipset to convert analogue Scart AV signals (RGB or composite, or S-video) and upscale them to a choice of HDMI resolutions, 480p, 720p, 1080p. More information can be found on the product details page.
These are just the top 5 bestsellers on Amazon and there are plenty of other models out there but these have sold in their hundreds so if you are considering buying a scart to HDMI converter then remember that these are bestsellers for a reason.