A 21 pin connector commonly used on video equipment in Europe. Contains pins for RGB video, composite video in / out, stereo sound in / out, and mode switching information. Some of the pins are dual purpose, and can be used for S-Video if the socket is configured that way.

Aka Peritel and Euro-Connector

Pinout for a SCART socket:

     20                2
    _____________________
   \ I I I I I I I I I I |
    |_I_I_I_I_I_I_I_I_I_I|

      19                1

 1      AOR     Audio Out Right
 2      AIR     Audio In Right
 3      AOL     Audio Out Left + Mono
 4      AGND    Audio Ground
 5      B GND   RGB Blue Ground
 6      AIL     Audio In Left + Mono
 7      B       RGB Blue In
 8      SWTCH   Audio/RGB switch / 16:9
 9      G GND   RGB Green Ground
 10     CLKOUT  Data 2: Clockpulse Out (Unavailable ??)
 11     G       RGB Green In
 12     DATA    Data 1: Data Out (Unavailable ??)
 13     R GND   RGB Red Ground
 14     DATAGND Data Ground
 15     R       RGB Red In / Chrominance
 16     BLNK    Blanking Signal  (This pin is a bastard ;)
 17     VGND    Composite Video Ground
 18     BLNKGND Blanking Signal Ground
 19     VOUT    Composite Video Out
 20     VIN     Composite Video In / Luminance
 21     SHIELD  Ground/Shield (Chassis)

Borrowed from the hardware book c/o Game Station X (http://www.gamesx.com)

To SCART a games console is to perform an RGB mod on it, resulting in a lead attached to the console, terminating in a SCART connector. (Just in case you ever come across a strange document explaining how to SCART a PlayStation)

Courtesy of jasstrong: SCART stands for "Syndicat Commerciale d'Appareil Radio et Télévision". See jasstrong's write-up for SECAM for an explanation of how SCART came about (nothing to do with Teletext after all).

On the other hand, there's probably a very good explanation as to why SCART is ubiquitous in Europe, but unheard of in America, and I'm sure Teletext has something to do with it. ;)

There's also SCART-J, as used on televisions in Japan, which uses a totally different pin out.

A slang word for scar art, which is a form of body art similar to branding. Most of the scars formed by scart are from sharp objects such as razor blades and knives. Wounds in the flesh are made in patterns by the artist and the healing process is generally interupted or slowed in order to produce more define scars. People who subject their body to such kind of art may practice self injury.

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