Author Topic: Any recommendations for outputting to a monitor with HDMI or VGA (464 & 6128)  (Read 544 times)

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Offline philuk2000

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Hi Everyone,


As the subject says really. What are the best methods to output the 464 and 6128 to a modern monitor with VGA or HDMI and get a sharp image? Also, are there any pitfalls I need to be aware of?


Links to any specific hardware/connectors would be appreciated.


Thanks in advance
« Last Edit: 19:01, 03 August 21 by philuk2000 »
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Offline eto

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I am using a GBS 8200 (https://www.octoate.de/articles/connect-cpc-to-vga-display/) with GBSControl mod (https://github.com/ramapcsx2/gbs-control).

It's a bit of soldering but relatively simple. The GBS solution is very cheap compared to most other scalers and with the GBSControl mod it's very powerful.
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Offline CFox

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If you are into other retro RGB stuff, OSSC is worth the investment. And if you combine it with transcoder, Koryuu for example, then you can connect composite and s-video through it, and it will perform close to RetroTink 5x (see below). Benefit of OSSC is that it is a lag free solution, because it is not a scaler, but line multiplier, so it doesn't have framebuffer.
https://videogameperfection.com/products/open-source-scan-converter/

I use OSSC nowadays mostly just connecting Dreamcast and OG Xbox to SVGA CRT monitor (For example Dreamcast --> OSSC --> HDMI OUT --> HDMI-VGA adapter --> VGA KVM --> Monitor), because I have CTM644 as well as CRT TV and Sony PVM, so I rarely connect my vintage devices to flat screen anymore.
Much simpler and cheaper (and less versatile compared to OSSC) option would probably be RetroTink, but I have no personal experience about this product (they are top quality still)
https://videogameperfection.com/products/retrotink-2x-scart/

RetroTink 5X is another option and it pretty much does the same thing as OSSC with Koryuu, but it is also better de-interlacer. However, it seems to be constantly out of stock and is by far the most expensive option and compares to both price and features more to a FrameMeister
https://www.retrotink.com/product-page/5x-pro
« Last Edit: 14:32, 06 August 21 by CFox »
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