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#1 Yurkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:47 PM

I'll have a table with a RGB ColecoVision on display at CORGS (Columbus Ohio Retro Gaming Society) video game conference on May 16th.

 

Here is a link with details

 

http://corgs-con.webs.com/

 

 

Incredible RGB mod, perfect for connecting to XRGB Framemeister like you do with NESRGB, modded N64, 1 chip SNES and numerous other RGB ready consoles. Also great with the HD Video Converter....a cheap SCART to HDMI scaler sold on Amazon and Ebay. Here is a link to one on Ebay.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item5d4e1441d7

 

Here is a video I made with my cell phone.

 

 

The ColecoVision is now the Arcade quality video game system you have always dreamed of!

 

I have 4 consoles to sell and will offer more consoles for sale and a mod service in the future. I have been working with a couple friends to make this happen and to tweak out all the bugs to give you all a plug and play solution.

 

Here are a few screen shots. Screenshots are crap compared to in person. RGB is amazing.

 

My buddy Brain and I played the heck out of the CV with the framemeister and I feel good about selling it for the scaler. I also highly recommend the HD Video Converter linked above.

 

I will include a direct 6' 8 pin din male to male with all systems I sell. I will also include this cable with all systems sent to me for modding. At the time of sale or mod, I will offer a 8 pin mini din to SCART cable for an extra $20 for those that want to use the HD Video Converter. No individual cable sales.

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Edited by Yurkie, Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:28 PM.


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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:35 AM

Wow Todd, that looks great. I guess I may need yet another CV. :)

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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:50 AM

Very nice! Will mod kits be made available in the near future?



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:05 AM

Thanks Todd - the ColecoVision deserves this kind of treatment.

 

What about pricing?



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:34 AM

Is this RGB mod similar to the one from juice2839?
 



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:16 AM

Is this RGB mod similar to the one from juice2839?
 

Yes my friend Fred(juice2839) help me develope this. The guy is a wizard with Arcade board repairs and monitors. Probably anything electronic you need fixed he can do it.



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:49 AM

All the photos in the first post except one of donkey kong are the simulated scanlines from the framemeister, these can be turned on or off. Because the screen is so bold and clear when photos or video of the screen are taken they look blurry without the scanlines . There is no blur in person regardless if scanlines are on or not.



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:59 AM

Pretty interesting. :)

So how do you toggle simulated scanlines on and off? A new switch at the back of the console? It would help if you showed a picture of a modified console. Some would surely be insterested in what the hardware looks like inside the console casing, but personally, I just want to see the outer connectors, switches and cables.

Nice work!

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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:53 PM

I think you turn the scan lines on and of on the FrameMeister, not the Colecovision

#10 san-d-2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:54 PM

http://solarisjapan....-up-scaler-unit

#11 Yurkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:08 PM

The framemeister makes the scanlines. You can turn them off and on in the framemeisters options menu. The ColecoVision is not making the scanlines.

 

Here is a picture of the 8 pin mini din jack for the RGB.

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#12 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:19 PM

I'm so tempted by a Framemeister, but it seems the full-sized model supports things that the mini doesn't and vice-versa. It seems like many homebrewers, like the example here, are starting to support it, though. 



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:29 PM

You can connect almost anything to the XRGB mini Framemeister.

 

This user on assemblergames.com has a great reputation and is selling them for 37000 SHIPPED Yen which I just converted and it is $313.33 in US dollars. Most on Ebay are about $450 shipped.

 

http://www.assembler...ht=framemeister



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:33 PM

Wow there is an Ebay seller selling them for $351.91 + $15 shipping I guess they have come down.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a37f2234b



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:24 PM

For what it's worth, I just ordered one from Solaris Japan with the base unit, component cable, and expedited shipping for a US dollars total of $341.23. I also ordered a Female SCART to Mini converter from Retro Gaming Cables, as well as a powered USB hub and PSP USB cable from Amazon so I can power the Framemeister without having to use my Japanese power converter.



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:51 PM

Framemeisters are the best! Now that the Yen has gone down against the US dollar, it's the best time to buy. When I got mine a year or two ago, the exchange rates were about ¥80 = $1USD... now it's about ¥120 = $1USD

 

There's essentially no noticeable lag on them either. You'll no longer be reliant on CRT monitors!



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:41 PM

Here is a picture of the 8 pin mini din jack for the RGB.

Beautiful and clean mod job as has come to be expected from THE MAN!!! The clearity of the picture examples of RGB output aren't too shabby as well. :P



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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:00 PM

Thank you NIAD for the compliment.

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Posted Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:33 PM

Todd, I'm sure glad and happy, ur a Coleco fan as well. =) Especially if ya need work done, thanks for the great experinece, my friend.
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P.S. this mod, may be next on my mod hitlist. =)

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Posted Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:24 AM

You really have to appreciate the fact that three different video outputs are available with this mod even though RGB of course trumps Composite and RF. Always like when a mod keeps the original system config in place even if it won't be used much or at all.

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Posted Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:33 AM

My thoughts exactly NIAD. Mods should be an improvement not a sacrifice.

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Posted Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:46 AM

so i'm not clearly understanding?

 

so do you have to use the XRGB Framemeister, or can you just connect to a RGB monitor/tv directly?

 

can use techies buy just a mod kit to do this ourselves?



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Posted Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:41 PM

 I am wondering the same thing as mightywiz as RGB is what I'd be interested in. I have BVM / PVMs and would like to connect to those without using a scaler. I guess my question is do you plan to make a cable that goes from 8pin  mini din to euro SCART with sound broken out? 



#24 Yurkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:51 PM

I don't own an RGB monitor. I will check this I the near future. For now this is strictly for owners of the xrgb mini framemeister.

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Posted Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:44 AM

I'd imagine you could connect easily to a SCART TV if you used a 9 pin mini-DIN female to female coupler combined with a mini-DIN to SCART adapter cable like this:

http://www.retrogami...r-for-sale.html




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