Best video cable for an HB-F5?

By Fuzzmen

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20-02-2020, 22:41

Hi, relatively new to the msx scene. As the title says, I'm trying to find a good video cable for my HB-F5. I'm currently running video through the RCA Y/W connectors, but it is....rough. the only other connectors are RF (even worse) or RGB21, which seems quite obscure to find cables for.

I already have a euroscart cable, would an adaptor like this work or am i reading it wrong: https://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/european-scart-to-japane...

If that doesnt work, if anyone could help point me in the direction of a site that sells better video cables I'd be very appreciative.

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By Emphy

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21-02-2020, 00:04

That adapter is the wrong way around; for connecting European devices to Japanese displays.

Something like this one is what you are searching for: https://videogameperfection.com/products/jp21-to-scart-adapter/

By Fuzzmen

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21-02-2020, 00:10

That might do the trick, thank you a ton. Smile

By Emphy

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21-02-2020, 00:32

Make sure to only use the scart cables on jp21 outputs with an adapter (and visa-versa), even if it looks like it can just plug it into the computer without one. Not even to try to "see what will happen". From what I gather, one can actually damage equipment that way. I am not sure, but I think this also includes cables.

By Pentarou

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21-02-2020, 00:30

You can also rewire a common SCART extension cable, info here:
https://tinkerplunk.com/rewiring-scart-cables/

By Fuzzmen

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21-02-2020, 01:52

I already tried that once, but just quickly. Crying this was weeks ago, so it still seems to work fine. Ill be more careful and wait for the adaptor to arrive.