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I got an interesting combination of video game systems and TV monitors and capture cards and I'm trying to see how they all work with each other. Anything before the Dreamcast is pretty simple take it downstairs run it on a 480i Sony Wega CRT with the highest level connection that can go through it, which is component ycbcr 3 RCA. Anything from the Xbox 360 and afterwards is also pretty simple, use the HDMI connector. Split it into two. Take one end to the CRT VGA and play through there while the other end goes to my capture card on my Macintosh. It's the Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox Prime and Game Cube that are causing me troubles. I have component hookups for the last three. I also have a SCART connector for the Dreamcast, and if that works, my other Sega systems plus my SNES would be fine through there. I also own a Mayflash component ypbpr to VGA converter. My main question is is it correct to assume that the display is the largest contributing factor the input lag? That going from ypbpr to RGB VGA is insignificant compared to that. If that's the case then probably keeping the component systems upstairs with a VGA monitor would be better than downstairs with the 480i CRT. What would be better buying equipment that could turn my SCART into VGA CRT, (which, if my understanding is right, only needs a 15 kilohertz to 31 kilohertz conversion.). Finally if I'm streaming upstairs, and my brother wants to play the switch downstairs on a big TV,. What would be the smartest way to do it? Would connecting it to the large 480i Sony Wega be the smartest move (with intermediate equipment), or buying a CRT VGA monitor and using a converter I know works already? (I know I'm pretty sensitive to input ping because I can't do combos worth a darn on Street Fighter unless I'm on a CRT TV. I noticed that when me and two other people "sing" along with the TV instrumental, I'm usually do the rhythm section and I hear sometimes the other two either lead or trail the rhythm I notice, and I'm confused whether the hum along with the TV or with my partners.) The point is I don't know how sensitive my brother is to ping so I don't know whether the cheap route of a converter is okay or weather we have to consider ping for my brother. He claims that I'm too much of a crybaby if I'm playing on an non-crt tv. The point is the downstairs HDMI is not for me because I usually game upstairs when I game in my HDMI. Finally for the upstairs TV where we're not playing light gun games, it does not have to be ultra-low ping where VCR control off a light gun aim a few pixels to the left or right. 1 milliseconds or less total is probably good enough for everything except light gun games. I know you can't play light gun games on the 31 kilohertz CRT VGA monitor anyway unless it's a PC game natively programmed think in those terms. Consoles are programmed for their timing in 15 kilohertz terms.
Hi, everyone! I own 1981 Woodgrain Atari VCS CX2600A which I modded for composite video output and it has several issues. The first problem is ghosting of the picture. And the second problem is about the sound: volume of the 2nd audio channel is a lot lower than the first. I noticed the sound problem playing Pitfall as well as Synth Cart: all sounds in Pitfall are quieter than in other games, and in Synthcart when I turn on a beat on the right keypad it sounds very quiet too. When I switched the right keypad to bass or lead sounds they sound much quieter than sounds on the left keypad. The console has Rev. 13 PCB and AMI 8116XF TIA chip. The PCB hasn't 7805 buffer chip. I modded the console with this scheme: http://atariage.com/forums/uploads/monthly_11_2017/post-62422-0-00139200-1511299299_thumb.png Previously, I tried to mod it with TheFutureWas8Bit's Composite Mod Kit, but the picture was really dark and colors were dull, so I decided that mod amplifies the signal not enough and replace it with the mod on scheme above. I replaced 5K trimmer on that scheme by just a wire because when the resistance is close to zero the picture was better, and when resistance was increased by trimmer, the ghosting effect became worse and the picture was really blurred. Beside the modding, I changed all 3 capacitors in the console and remove and resat all three chips in their cradles. Can anyone suggest what these problems may be related to? The only reason I can imagine is that the TIA chip is defective in some way. Or maybe I should test something else?