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Megadrive/Genesis HDTV hook up

#1 User is offline Superspecs 

Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:10 AM

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Hey guys.

I have a 32" 720p Sony Bravia an I was just wondering if there was a better way to hook my Megadrive up to it because at the moment it looks absolutely awful going through the whole aerial/RF connector thing. Its barely playable and I have to retune it everytime I play. Was there a scart adapter?

Any suggestions?

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:13 AM

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Yep there was an RGB scart cable, I have one in fact.

They're pretty easy to come by on ebay.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:21 AM

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Oh wow, cheers! I imagine it provides a far greater image quality than I could have got through the aerial too. Is there a three plug component cable available? I guess I should just google it.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 03:13 PM

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To my knowledge, RGB SCART is as good as you'll get, I don't think a component cable exists. =P Certainly not that I've seen.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:30 AM

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SCART is a bit overkill, I get very blocky quality on my 50'in Plasma over Composite cables. In fact, I could count the pixels on the RF connection on my old CRT TV (Though a bit blurred), is NTSC RF as bad as it is?
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:57 AM

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Thanks all, Im going to go with a scart connection I think.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 11:34 AM

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View Postflygon, on May 21 2008, 01:30 AM, said:

SCART is a bit overkill, I get very blocky quality on my 50'in Plasma over Composite cables.

Many HDTVs are rather poor at upscaling lower-resolution signals. This is why, for example, many noobs say that the Wii looks like crap on an HDTV. Consider trying a PC monitor or projector instead. (PC monitors might not support 15 kHz, but a projector should.)

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:06 PM

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View PostGerbilSoft, on May 21 2008, 08:34 AM, said:

View Postflygon, on May 21 2008, 01:30 AM, said:

SCART is a bit overkill, I get very blocky quality on my 50'in Plasma over Composite cables.

Many HDTVs are rather poor at upscaling lower-resolution signals. This is why, for example, many noobs say that the Wii looks like crap on an HDTV. Consider trying a PC monitor or projector instead. (PC monitors might not support 15 kHz, but a projector should.)

I can agree with the Wii bit, but I do like to see my individual pixels rather than having it anti-alianised like an RF connection.

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