Hi from a new MSX2 owner!!

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By Meits

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27-04-2018, 22:53

You don't need all wires, but normally the partly wired cables often have the wrong ones connected.

By vectrex

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28-04-2018, 21:25

I also just bought a 8250. With monochrome monitor, so i was also trying to hook it up on a lcd monitor.
Scart-scart keeps a black screen, have tried two cables. Which scart cable could work? What should i look for?

By Meits

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28-04-2018, 22:51

All pins connected works.
here the cable is described so you can make one yourself in case you're happy with a soldering iron.

But, before it works, you've to be sure the lcd monitor will accept the Philips' output. Not every scart input supports RGB.
Does the Philips produce video on the monochrome screen?

By vectrex

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28-04-2018, 22:53

With the standard cable (rca video/audio) it works on both the monochrome and lcd.

By Meits

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28-04-2018, 23:08

That's not RGB, but cvbs. But at least we know the video settings of the MSX haven't been set to black Wink

Edit: Or luminance even... That's really b/w.

By pix retro

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29-04-2018, 04:03

I've an RGB set up... I've a Sony bvm and a framemeister... I hate doing cables though...

Cheers for the links guys.... Will get in that homebrew stuff as soon as I get it...

By Wild_Penguin

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29-04-2018, 09:10

vectrex wrote:

With the standard cable (rca video/audio) it works on both the monochrome and lcd.

Not all monitors support RGB. Some TVs which have two SCARTs, only the second one might support RGB.

The NMS 825X does not output CVBS via SCART (CVBS comes only via RCA jacks). If you connect it to a monitor that does not support RGB (or the setting on the monitor is wrong), it will show a black picture.

By Wild_Penguin

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29-04-2018, 09:27

JohnHassink wrote:

Now that's settled, please note that your NMS 8250 already packs 128K RAM out of the box, which is good, but that some of these trackers may require a bigger amount of RAM and/or a double-sided diskdrive.

Good thing is that the NMS825X already come packed wih a DS disk drive.

One thing I want to point out to OP is the mixing issues on these machines. You will run into them if you want to mix internal and external cart sound on the MSX and use the output on the MSX (unless your 8250 has already been modified). There are workaround, which involve some soldering, use the search or ask here if/when you notice problems :-).

If your sound expansions use external (their own) outputs, you're good to go!

By pix retro

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03-05-2018, 20:14

Woop woop! I have it in my possession now!! I didn't realise there was a scart out on the back ( as in the 21 pin socket) so I don't need no fancy cables!!! I'm gonna fire it up in a bit!!

By valkyre

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03-05-2018, 20:31

Enjoy!

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