Connect MSX to scartless tv

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By Wild_Penguin

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28-03-2019, 10:12

Nice to know about RetroTINK, it's an alternative I haven't heard of before!

However, for my MSX needs (and for many others) it is quite useless, because it doesn't have RGB. Many (european) MSX models have composite and RGB only. S-Video is somewhat rare-ish (but much common in many other devices). I just wonder why they chose component instead of RGB... if it had the latter, it would be much more useful. I don't think I've seen component in any gaming console I've used (I think I didn't play on consoles during the years it was used?), but RGB is ubiquitous. Of course, you could mod one (as I think the V9938 can output component?) but I'd rather not.

Still, something to consider if I later get devices which output S-Video (MSX or others).

EDIT: For OP it is nice, of course, since the Zemmix Neo can output S-Video.

EDIT2: In this review, the creator is interviewed and he explains, why there is no RGB.

By Grauw

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28-03-2019, 10:49

Wild_Penguin wrote:

However, for my MSX needs (and for many others) it is quite useless, because it doesn't have RGB. Many (european) MSX models have composite and RGB only. S-Video is somewhat rare-ish (but much common in many other devices). I just wonder why they chose component instead of RGB...

I think it’s aimed at the North American audience, where S-Video was the common high quality connection and RGB was not used much. That’s why I registered the news of RetroTINK, but for me it doesn’t spring to mind when people ask about this kind of thing.

By TomH

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28-03-2019, 14:48

As a side observation: you could add an RGB to component converter — which is just a colour space conversion, so each output is just a weighted sum of the inputs, no information loss — but then the price advantage over an OSSC starts to become very slender, as does the simplicity advantage, and it's still not an equivalent solution. E.g. you've lost the OSSC's higher-resolution upscaling modes that might be of use if you find a display that handles 480p poorly. But on the other hand, the OSSC can't take composite or S-Video inputs at all.

By Grauw

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28-03-2019, 14:58

TomH wrote:

But on the other hand, the OSSC can't take composite or S-Video inputs at all.

Right, that didn’t cross my mind at all, that the OSSC can’t take composite. So RetroTINK is really a complementary device to the OSSC, supporting different input types, the only overlap is the component source inputs. (Now we need another one for RF input Big smile.)

By LaDolceDols

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30-03-2019, 23:49

It's good to.learn about this ossc device, I'll go with that, sounds like a good device and a good excuse.to.connect my.ps2 too Smile

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