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 Post subject: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 7:23 am 



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Hi all

We have redesigned our Taxon Scart Switch according to customer wishes and this is what we have now:
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Short overview:
- 8 inputs
- 2 outputs
- direct connection to Sony BVM/PVM Monitors
- Automatic Switching
- Manual rotary switch for input selection
- Support for Retro Gaming Scart Cables (Pure sync 5V pp max only!)

To answer some questions:
- No component conversion inside switch, you get the different colors from RGB over the RCA outputs
- You can use component signals but the switch was not designed for them (no guarantee it works well)

You can order here:
https://taxon-tools.com/shop/video/scart/scart.html

We will produce after payment and it takes a while to produce filament in the requested color and print the housing. The PCBs are ready and tested so far.

I am happy to answer your questions.


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 Post subject: Re: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 2:41 pm 


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Hi,

Looks interesting. What are the sync levels on SCART and RCA outputs (75 Ω csync or TTL csync)?

What advantages does this have over something like https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000259875086.html ?
I'm in the market for a new SCART switch box in the next couple of months to replace my daisy chained Hama SCART switchers that I have had for 20+ years.

thx!


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 Post subject: Re: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:37 pm 



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JigsawMan wrote:
Looks interesting. What are the sync levels on SCART and RCA outputs (75 Ω csync or TTL csync)?
thx!


It is designed for 75 Ω csync. But if you input TTL csync (I remind 5V max!), you will get that on the output. There is no conversion. Goal of the switch is to make no difference at all if it is in the line.

The other device is as far as I can see a manual switcher with Component Video Conversion. Our device is auto switching with the option of manual switching. You can in theory daisy chain 100 Taxon Scart Switches and there will be no change in the signal, however, I don't see any amplification components in the other switch so with every chain signal gets weaker. This is guessing because I don't own the other switch.

But just saying, we have no chance to compete with Chinese products for the prices.


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 Post subject: Re: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:23 pm 


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Anyone picked one of these up yet? Love the hell out of the design, would love to hear some people's opinions/see this thing get some more shine. When I've got a bit more $$$ saved up I should definitely get one, the RCA RGBS+Audio on the 2nd output is a real nice touch...
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 Post subject: Re: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:01 am 



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kitty666cats wrote:
Anyone picked one of these up yet? Love the hell out of the design, would love to hear some people's opinions/see this thing get some more shine. When I've got a bit more $$$ saved up I should definitely get one, the RCA RGBS+Audio on the 2nd output is a real nice touch...

We have sent one to Bob of Retro RGB so hopefully you will get more external insights soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:44 pm 


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From where are you shipping it? Switzerland?


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 Post subject: Re: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:27 pm 



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Look interesting for CRT owners.
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 Post subject: Re: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:34 pm 



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Overkill wrote:
From where are you shipping it? Switzerland?

Yes the switch will be shipped from Switzerland. Shipping cost will be calculated in our shop depending on the destination country.


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 Post subject: Re: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:49 pm 


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chrholder wrote:
kitty666cats wrote:
Anyone picked one of these up yet? Love the hell out of the design, would love to hear some people's opinions/see this thing get some more shine. When I've got a bit more $$$ saved up I should definitely get one, the RCA RGBS+Audio on the 2nd output is a real nice touch...

We have sent one to Bob of Retro RGB so hopefully you will get more external insights soon.


Looking forward to it! I've been rooting for you ever since I saw your switch on eBay a few months back, always happy to see more people making these helpful units :)
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 Post subject: Re: Taxon Scart Switch V1 is ready to order
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:08 pm 



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So there is a review of Bob visible here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeMPPyJAM_w

A few additions:
- We could reproduce and have fixed the audio problem and tested it throughfully. New units will get this update immediately.
- We checked the video level problem and our scope was just not that accurate (because it is too old). So we bought a new scope which will help us to set the video levels accurate and fix this problem. New units will get this update immediately.
- The orange version for Bob was a prototype print without using dry boxes. New units will have a shiny uniform look in color.

If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


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