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Belkin Scart Block
Member Name: danny691
Advantages: Simple solution to an annoying problem. Affordable, well designed.
Disadvantages: None to mention.
The Scart Block comes under the Gaming section, but it is useful for non-gamers too. I do play on my old consoles occassionally, but as my TV has just a single Scart socket I find it useful on a daily basis. As the name of the product suggests, it is a block with three scart sockets on it, giving a single socket the ability to accomodate three devices at once.
Although multiple scart blocks have been around for a number of years now, TV's now generally have more than one scart socket as standard, but often even this isn't enough to keep up with demand due to an ever-increasing arrar of gadgets now available for our TV set's. It is common for people to own a couple of games consoles, dvd player, freeview box, blue-ray player. The list is endless as to the need of scart sockets.
The scart block I own has three sockets, which allows me to plug in a number of appliances at once. The compact and lighweight design of the scart block gives the impression of a good quality product and it has lasted me over a year now of constant use. I am regularly plugging in and removing scart leads from the scart block, so quality isn't an issue. I paid around £7 for the Belkin scart block. The lead is covered in thick plastic and has a robust scart plug on the end. The scart block has a silver finish to it, and I have never had any issues with it stopping working. The Belkin scart block is value for money over the constant hassle of having to plug the required appliance into the scart socket. The lead isn't the most generous of lengths, but I find that it sits neatly at the back of my TV, and long cables can sometimes be more hassle than benefit.
Overall it depends very much on how many scart sockets your TV has, but with a growing number of appliances requiring scart sockets the scart block is becoming more useful than ever. At £7 the Belkin scart block is well priced and as it holds three scart leads it offers an instant solution to an ongoing problem for some people.
Summary: value for money solution due to a growing number of gadgets.