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#1 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:32 AM

Just spotted the Zoe SCART/RGB video upgrade for Intellivision (PAL hardware only).

 

Anyone played around with one of these yet?

 

Main site: http://www.nightfall...-intellivision/

eBay item for $77: http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1438.l2649

 

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#2 Intymike ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:28 AM

Never seen this before, but it looks very interesting! 



#3 Intellivisioner OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:25 AM

Could be interesting as I am not an owner of the Peritel system unfortunately.



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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:03 AM

Hopefully the designer makes one for NTSC.



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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:28 AM

Could be interesting as I am not an owner of the Peritel system unfortunately.

 

It 's not for the owner of the Peritel system, it's for all pal system (except peritel version actually). It's a good opportunity to have a SCART version for nothing or almost ^^  

 

I could interested but in France, all Intellivision are SECAM system, so it doesn't work with the Zoe SCART/RGB video upgrade :/ BUT for all US and Canadian (and Brazilian) guys, could be an huge opportunity to have one :)



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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:53 AM

Sadly for NTSC owners, the NTSC video chip of the Intellivision does NOT output RGB natively, only composite/S-video. (or so I read that somewhere.)

The PAL chip on the other hand output natively RGB.

 

Also I don't see why it would not be compatible with the SECAM version? From what I read, the module take the signal from the DAC, so, BEFORE the signal is turned into SECAM composite.


Edited by CatPix, Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:54 AM.


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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:59 AM

Sadly for NTSC owners, the NTSC video chip of the Intellivision does NOT output RGB natively, only composite/S-video. (or so I read that somewhere.)

The PAL chip on the other hand output natively RGB.

 

Also I don't see why it would not be compatible with the SECAM version? From what I read, the module take the signal from the DAC, so, BEFORE the signal is turned into SECAM composite.

 

 

Really, I don't know. I could buy one and try... but it's 45 euros... :)



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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:36 PM

Who wants to give it a try?   ;)



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Posted Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:54 PM

Not me. I do hope to find a Péritel Intelli. For less than this kit ^^ Usually sellers either doesn't know anything except it's ver old, or know well how it's rare... In both case, SCART Intelli are usually for sale for like, 50 to 120€. Ouchie.



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Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:26 PM

Hi All,

 

The console Intellivision RGB (Peritel) it seems a bit expensive :grin:

 

http://www.ebay.it/i...=item27dad6cf73



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Posted Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:33 PM

Hi All,

 

The console Intellivision RGB (Peritel) it seems a bit expensive :grin:

 

http://www.ebay.it/i...=item27dad6cf73

 

 

It is 'cause the orignal ones are pretty rare. Who owns one CIB ? We are very few... really few, aren't we ?



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Posted Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:16 PM

This price is just bullshit :D In France you can find them for 60€. Less for RF versions, but most people doesn't know about the rarity of the SCART version so one just gotta hope someone sell one at the more usual 30€ market price.



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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:20 PM

Has anyone confirmed that the Peritel Intellivisions truly supported RGB?  Just having a SCART connector isn't enough to know since SCART can transmit composite video or RGB (kind of like how DVI supports analog and/or digital video).  I wouldn't be surprised if the original Peritel Intellivisions only send composite video over the SCART cable.



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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:34 PM

Has anyone confirmed that the Peritel Intellivisions truly supported RGB?  Just having a SCART connector isn't enough to know since SCART can transmit composite video or RGB (kind of like how DVI supports analog and/or digital video).  I wouldn't be surprised if the original Peritel Intellivisions only send composite video over the SCART cable.

 

It's RGB. You can see it in the instructions:

 

Mattel Intellivision Peritel Instructions


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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:10 PM

Yes the pal version has the right chips to translate the signal to rgb. Question is how good the output is. Pictures shown are always with tube not flatscreen. The flatscreen output is fine with my mod, too but sucks in reality on some games due to noise. So a picture snapshot is always great.... As the rgb sample pictures.

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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:48 PM

Yes the pal version has the right chips to translate the signal to rgb. Question is how good the output is. Pictures shown are always with tube not flatscreen. The flatscreen output is fine with my mod, too but sucks in reality on some games due to noise. So a picture snapshot is always great.... As the rgb sample pictures.

All pics taken on my Toshiba LCD TV.
 
D2K title screen
D2K Stage 4
D2K Stage 3
D2K first stage


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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:03 PM

Well the pictures with my av looks similar.... Question is if during gameplay there are waves in the background (frog bag is a good example) and if pixel crawling starts at some points (frog bag). Else the picture is crystal sharp with av, too.

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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:31 PM

Just as a point of clarity, it's Frog Bog not bag. :)

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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:43 PM

Just as a point of clarity, it's Frog Bog not bag. :)


Thanks was not aware of that but this may not change the bad av result of this game :)

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Posted Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:34 PM

Thanks was not aware of that but this may not change the bad av result of this game :)


Lol! :)

#21 Lathe26 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:00 AM

 

It's RGB. You can see it in the instructions:

 

 

Thanks!  Even with Google Translate and Wikipedia, it is clear that RGB is supported (Composite isn't even shown).


Edited by Lathe26, Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:01 AM.


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Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:20 AM

Just as a point of clarity, it's Frog Bog not bag. :)


Hey, Frog Bag and Robot Rumble are two of my favorite games! :)

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Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:38 AM

Hey, Frog Bag and Robot Rumble are two of my favorite games! :)


2 of the bestest!

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Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:18 AM

It is a funny game even my daughter loves it but is stresses the video hardware due to its highlighted playfield. Perfect testing av mods :)

As rgb consist of color signal which is not the reason for the video noise my intension is to know if this mod suffer from same weak signal quality in stress conditions or not.

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Posted Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:41 AM

2 of the bestest!

 

My favorite is a sequel where our favourite Elf Girl fights against biblical forces

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I don't think she stands a chance! :o






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