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#1 thetallguy24 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 9, 2016 2:21 AM

Before anybody starts trolling about using CRTs over PC monitors, I just want to know if anyone on here has used a modded Atari with the Enko Composite to HDMI converter or something similar and had it work on a modern LCD/LED PC Monitor.

 

I need to record some gameplay, so its important that I can use a PC Monitor. What I have currently is an ASUS VE247H. I know the converter works with my SNES and Sega Model 1 (but only with the 32X hooked up to it). I do not have a modded Atari though, and was wanting to know if I got mine modded, if it would work as well.



#2 towmater OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 9, 2016 5:08 AM

I did do this, the HDMI signal included a lot of digitized rf noise and artifacts, basically giving me the same quality output as composite, only now in digital form.


Edited by towmater, Sat Jan 9, 2016 5:08 AM.


#3 thetallguy24 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 9, 2016 10:05 AM

I did do this, the HDMI signal included a lot of digitized rf noise and artifacts, basically giving me the same quality output as composite, only now in digital form.


So were you satisfied with the results?

#4 towmater OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:34 PM

I would describe it as "could be better", but that would involve a much more sophisticated conversion method, so it gets points for just working.



#5 TheRedEye OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:13 PM

Convert your Atari's RF to composite (old VCR or TV tuner) and pipe it into this capture card: http://www.thethrill...pture-card.html

 

It's a bit of an upfront investment but this capture card will give you everything you need to play and capture any console on a PC monitor with a lag so low it's basically imperceptible. 

 

I actually split my signal and play on a CRT while streaming and capture on a computer, if you want to take it one step further. For that you need this (don't settle for less or you'll be sorry) http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B003D0FC52

 

EDIT: No conversion method is going to get rid of RF interference, the best you can do is make sure your conversion to composite is through a nice comb filter. I personally use a high end Sony TV tuner from the 80s ($10 on eBay). If you want the signal to look cleaner than stock RF, you're going to have to do the RGB mod or something. But I personally think Atari looks wrong without noise.


Edited by TheRedEye, Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:15 PM.


#6 SpiceWare OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:52 PM

Albert used an XRGB Mini Framemeister to connect a 2600 to a large HDTV for various tournaments at the Classic Game Fest.  It looked really good.



#7 TheRedEye OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:43 PM

Albert used an XRGB Mini Framemeister to connect a 2600 to a large HDTV for various tournaments at the Classic Game Fest.  It looked really good.

 

This will be a fine solution for most people, but the 2ms of lag the Framemeister introduces makes the paddle games unplayable for some people (like me).







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