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Title: CPC to HDMI
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 18:28, 15 January 19
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-RGB-Video-converter-adapter-HDMI-output-with-input-cable-/173702135875 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-RGB-Video-converter-adapter-HDMI-output-with-input-cable-/173702135875)

Does anyone know if this is any good?
Has anyone used one?
Could it be used to connect the CPC to a PC for screen recording?

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: tjohnson on 20:24, 15 January 19
Not sure but don't buy it from there it is one of these with a scart cable
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCART-HDMI-to-HDMI-720P-1080P-HD-Video-Converter-Adapter-Monitor-Box-For-TV-DVD/183559682058?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140122125356%26meid%3De7ae63a1aa424080a7a92b7951506552%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D183573964461%26itm%3D183559682058&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 20:31, 15 January 19
Yeah, that is what it looks like. :(

Thanks,

Peter
Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: tjohnson on 20:43, 15 January 19
Yeah, that is what it looks like. :(

Thanks,

Peter
I did see someone using one on an PC old computer and it looked like it worked very well, I've been tempted to get one to give it a try but haven't got round to it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpfrelhokKQ&lc=z234z51brxqpihhvsacdp434hjbtexngn4g5wl15enhw03c010c.1546208085892922
Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: revaldinho on 22:25, 15 January 19
I have one of these SCART to HDMI converters. I think I paid about £20 for it on eBay, similar to the link in @tjohnson (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2129) 's mail.


It's fine and I've got no plans to replace it. Perhaps I'm not really very picky but I thought the display was good on my 17" HDMI TV and now I'm using it through a HDMI->VGA adapter on an old flat panel 15" LCD. The picture still looks good to me and way better than the old CPC CRT anyway. Seems to default to 800x600@60Hz.




R
Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: VincentGR on 23:59, 15 January 19
I have one of these, ok for the money but don't expect a clean image.
Also 60Hz and latency are not my cup of tea for gaming.


For screen recording you will also need a grabber.
Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: Audronic on 00:55, 16 January 19
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-RGB-Video-converter-adapter-HDMI-output-with-input-cable-/173702135875 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amstrad-CPC-RGB-Video-converter-adapter-HDMI-output-with-input-cable-/173702135875)

Does anyone know if this is any good Has anyone used one?  Could it be used to connect the CPC to a PC for screen recording? Cheers, Peter


Hi Peter

Yes I use one of these BUT I had to add a 330 Ohm resistor from +5 Volts to Pin 16.

Ray
Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: ComSoft6128 on 09:09, 16 January 19
Thanks for the replies.

Ray, I'm not familiar with this hardware, what is the purpose of the resistor?

Cheers,

Peter
Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: Audronic on 10:19, 16 January 19
@ComSoft6128 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2226)


Its on the forum here somewhere I will have look .
its some years ago and I don't have notes at home
I will update you here when I find it ?


Ray
Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: Audronic on 10:26, 16 January 19
@ComSoft6128 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=2226)


Found it




http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/hardware-related/has-anybody-used-hdmi-and-an-lcd-monitor-on-a-cpc-6128/msg119344/#msg119344 (http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/hardware-related/has-anybody-used-hdmi-and-an-lcd-monitor-on-a-cpc-6128/msg119344/#msg119344)

Ray

Title: Re: CPC to HDMI
Post by: TotO on 11:48, 16 January 19
A topic was already related to that some years ago. This one work fine with a CPC + MP-2 (or equivalent cables)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/SCART-HDMI-to-HDMI-720P-1080P-HD-Video-Converter-Adapter-For-DVD-STB/333014259078


But, don't expect to properly run any "R3 scrolling" games or demo (Relentless, ...) if your display is a low end LCD TV set.