Cheap RGB to Video converter for vintage computers

Page 2/5
1 | | 3 | 4 | 5

By Louthrax

Prophet (2406)

Louthrax's picture

21-04-2015, 11:09

Hi Alexey,
Do you plan to provide a box or casing for the board in the package, if you have already found a model that fits correctly ? That's sometimes hard to find !

By Alexey

Guardian (3204)

Alexey's picture

21-04-2015, 11:19

I can only provide the board and components to put on it. The box is up to the end-user. When there is a will, there is a way. Smile

By shaiwa

Champion (384)

shaiwa's picture

22-04-2015, 15:25

Very interesting, looking for a cheat RGB converter solution for some time.
Have some simple old skool solder skills, will that be enough to finish one myself?

By jpgrobler

Master (154)

jpgrobler's picture

23-04-2015, 09:02

I am interested, RGB monitors are getting old...

By ericb59

Paragon (1046)

ericb59's picture

23-04-2015, 13:22

Hello,

Why not add a scanline generator ? This is quite simple to add it on a RGB signal line.
Look here : http://sharksym.egloos.com/4930096

By Alexey

Guardian (3204)

Alexey's picture

23-04-2015, 14:00

The converter board does not produce VGA signal, so there's no problem of odd and even lines. The output is a high quality S-Video signal (or a bit crappy composite signal). The upconversion to VGA is the next step in development of this converter, I will evaluate the cheap ways of implementing a scan doubler on the same board.

By ericb59

Paragon (1046)

ericb59's picture

23-04-2015, 14:06

I'm not talking of scandoubler, but "scan line generator".
This introduce scan line in the image to reporduce CRT TV image feeling on a LCD Display.
This is really a very pleasant effect that add some enjoyment to the image.

without scanlines

with scanlines

By Alexey

Guardian (3204)

Alexey's picture

23-04-2015, 14:10

Ah, I misunderstood. Well, this may be a good idea, but will complicate the board and increase the price. I will give it a thought, thanks. I never aim to make things worse, and IMO this makes a picture worse. But for the nostalgic effect that will do. Smile

By Alexey

Guardian (3204)

Alexey's picture

24-04-2015, 05:03

While I am waiting for the first boards I am already designing the board for EL1883 + AD725 chips, which is smaller than the original board (just 85x60mm):

http://www.finnov.net/~wierzbowsky/zefisha/gerber1.jpg

As you can see, this board does not have connectors, just placeholders for jumpers. You can either solder the wires from conectors directly to the board or you can use a jumper + Dupont female connector.

By collector msxxx

Resident (40)

collector msxxx's picture

26-04-2015, 16:39

Count me in for one pleace.

Page 2/5
1 | | 3 | 4 | 5