The definitive using an MSX with a VGA monitor thread

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By dhau

Paragon (1570)

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29-05-2004, 18:23

Image quality is better then with S-Video in on PC video card, but still sucks. It's because at the moment I use S-Video, and not the RGB input. With S-Video it all looks kind of blurry, just like on TV. But mode 80 is readable and in games this blurrines is only for the best.

I should build an RGB cable. As soon as I make one, then it will be about serious quality Smile

By snout

Ascended (15187)

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22-06-2004, 13:32

Have you managed to build an RGB cable already? I'm really curious about this... I wonder if it's worth swapping my DISPL for the XRGB2++

By dhau

Paragon (1570)

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26-06-2004, 02:07

By snout

Ascended (15187)

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24-08-2004, 21:00

Hmm you seem to playing around with MSX again these days, so...

By dhau

Paragon (1570)

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26-02-2005, 20:35

I placed an order for XRGB2+ from Lik-Sang... Stay tuned for review!

In short: it's absolutely sweet! I had some hard time building RGB cable, because Japanese SCART pinout is wrong on both Ultimate MSX FAQ and gamesx.com. But once I built the cable, I hooked up a regular VGA monitor, and it was very clear, but too pixelated and not as brights as image on TV. But both issues are easily fixed via XRGB2+ OSD menu: pixelation is reduced by enabling scanlines at 3 out of 4 level, and brightnes / sharpnes can be tweaked as well. All in all, I'm really happy with my purchase. Mode 80 looks astonishing. You can read a whole hard cover book in this mode, and it will be really easy on your eyes

By dhau

Paragon (1570)

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26-02-2005, 20:38

Now could someone kind please provide basic code to switch VDP from NTSC to PAL mode? I'd like to see how well XRGB2+ can handle PAL, if at all... Probably it's of interest to folks with Philips and Sony PAL computers.

By Haohmaru

Paladin (774)

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26-02-2005, 20:43

In BASIC (works on MSX2, 2+ and turbo R) type:

VDP(10)=0 - 60 Hz NTSC

VDP(10)=2 - 50 Hz PAL

By poke-1,170

Paragon (1768)

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26-02-2005, 20:54

Heh...funny.... I deliberately put the noise over Bluemsx,since it resembles the msx screen I know better...for some reason I like the smoothing it does when u use composite video,I always had something against that supersharp view,it often tends to make stuff too squarish,it at least looks more natural...but that's my opinion.
And not just on MSX,when I look at pictures of the new tekken 5,I am at least happy to know that I won't be able to count the polygons on the tv screen...people don't have square legs or square fingers,and composite tends to blend this nicely....

By dhau

Paragon (1570)

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26-02-2005, 21:01

Whew, thanks BodyHammeR! Now I know XRGB2+ can handle PAL 50Hz no problem. I'm getting a whole lot of various russian ZX Spectrum clones, and this is good news to me Smile

By poke-1,170

Paragon (1768)

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27-02-2005, 03:47

pentagon 128 dhau?

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