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Odyssey 2 / Videopac G7000 RGB video mod for sale

 

Option 1) Assembled (soldered) PCB with electronics, IDC headers, and ribbon cables - $45

Option 2) Assembled (soldered) PCB with electronics + IDC headers - $40

Option 3) Bare PCB $20

+ $5 shipping in US

+$7 shipping to Canada


If you purchase Option 1, you still need:

DIN - 8 pin female / panel mount SD-80LS (Digikey)

6 foot DIN 8 male cables assembly 10-00438 (Digikey)

Male SCART connector (console5.com)

 

If you purchase Option 2, you still need:

DIN - 8 pin female / panel mount SD-80LS (Digikey)

6 foot DIN 8 male cables assembly 10-00438 (Digikey)

Qty 2 - IDC connector (10 pin) 101-106 (Digikey)

IDC ribbon cable (10 wire) H3CCS-1036M (Digikey)

Male SCART connector (console5.com)

 

If you purchase Option 3, you still need:

Click below or read in the thread.

http://www.digikey.com/short/323dth

 

 

install directions here

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260238-o2-rgb-mod/

 

install photos here:

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/263348-g7000-mod-pics/

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OK so which of you gurus can do this mod for me? I'd be happy to supply parts as needed, but I'm really not technically inclined and might get the wrong thing. I'd love a simple, clean install and just go directly to the Framemeister. PM me!

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Last two weeks I've been using OSSC 1.6 with Odyssey 2 and 4x mode and its really good.

 

I haven't tried the O² on an OSSC. Is it nicer than on a Framemeister xRGB-mini?

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I haven't tried the O² on an OSSC. Is it nicer than on a Framemeister xRGB-mini?

I no longer own XRGB mini. I have the older XRGB2 and OSSC looks slightly nicer due to 4x mode. My Sony TV does not support 5x mode.

 

However OSSC is more limited:

 

OSSC does not support composite video input

OSSC does not support S-video input

Has euro scart input; most of RGB cables I own are RGB21 (Japan), so need to add adapter or re-buy 10 RGB cables :(

OSSC won't sync with Intellivision RGB. Intellivision syncs with PVM and XRGB2. Not sure why this is the case.

Has no on screen display and LCD panel is very small to read from distance

OSSC has no frame buffer and hence can not convert 50Hz signal to 60Hz if playing a 50Hz RGB console on 60Hz NTSC TV. This means I can't play G7400 Videopac+ using OSSC on my NTSC only TV.

OSSC remote does not yet have overlay, so you need to remember what each button does.

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Tensility no longer makes the "10-00438" DIN 8 270 degree cable. Looks like Amazon has several types of DIN 8 cables to pick from, so should be easy enough to find one to use.

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I thought this might be of interest. Small dots have nothing to do RGB board, TV, RGB adapter, or cable. It is how the games were programmed.

 

Q. When playing O2 games using RGB I notice small flashing dots on screen in different spots based on the game being played.

Example:
K.C. Krazy Chase = small red flashing dots in the lower / center part of TV screen.
UFO and K.C. Munchkin = small red flashing dots at the top of the screen
Mage the Final Journey = small red flashing dots at the left of the screen

Any ideas of the cause?

 

A.

Yes, this is caused by changing the background color mid-screen. With a normal RF connection the dots are too small to notice, but with an RGB connection they are clearly visible. What happens is that when data is loaded into VDC register A3, the write pulse occurs too soon, before the data is available on the data bus. At that moment the databus still contains the address (A3), so that is used as background color briefly before the actual data (color) is written to register A3.

 

More info at this URL:

http://videopac.nl/forum/index.php?topic=2873.0

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Did this install for a customer tonight. Composite mod was pre-existing and not done by me.

 

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I killed an Odyssey2 trying to do a cap replacement. Do you offer install services? Do you have any references here on the forum?

 

I have this mod as well as an A/V mod on hand that I've been putting off because I don't want to kill another poor Odyssey.

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I killed an Odyssey2 trying to do a cap replacement. Do you offer install services? Do you have any references here on the forum?

I have this mod as well as an A/V mod on hand that I've been putting off because I don't want to kill another poor Odyssey.

I do perform install services. There are a few members here that I have done work for, fdurso and jeremiahjt are 2 I recall off the top of my head. You can always check out my page for references and photos as well. I am also the manufacturer and supplier for the Colecovision RGB boards designed by citrus3000psi.

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Best to use IC1/612160 for the inputs, except for audio.

 

Input:

IDC Pin 1 / VCC +5v / 612160 Pin 1

IDC Pin 2 / Composite Sync - 612160 pin 8 or P8244 pin 5

IDC Pin 3 / Blank - 612160 pin 9

IDC Pin 4 / Red - 612160 pin 10 or P8244 pin 18

IDC Pin 5 / Luma - 612160 pin 11 - Labeled VID on rev 2 and LUM on rev 2a pcb

IDC Pin 6 / Blue - 612160 pin 12 or P8244 pin 20

IDC Pin 7 / Green - 612160 pin 13 or P8244 pin 19
IDC Pin 8 / Audio - P8244 pin 27

IDC Pin 9 / GND / 612160 Pin 15 or 16

IDC Pin 10 / GND - Normally not connected (spare)

 

Output from RGB PCB towards DIN 8 connector:
IDC Pin 1 = RED
IDC pin 2 = GRN / Green
IDC Pin 3 = BLU / Blue
IDC Pin 4 = SC / Composite Sync
IDC Pin 5 = AUD / Audio
IDC Pin 6 = SR / Status RGB - not used for XRGB
IDC Pin 7 = NC
IDC Pin 8 = NC
IDC Pin 9 = GND - Normally not connected (spare)
IDC Pin 10 = GND ; connect either this pin, or pin 9 to the DIN port for GND.

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For wiring the outputs: 2 questions.

 

1)

 

IDC Pin 6 = SR / Status RGB - not used for XRGB

 

Does XRGB here mean a XRGB Mini Framemeister? I have both a framemeister and a BVM. Id prefer to use one cable for both. Is Status RGB required for the BVM?

 

2)

 

You posted some diagrams above regarding the scart wiring. Just want to confirm that is the diagram to follow.

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I finally got around to installing the RGB mod in my Odyssey 2, and I'm thrilled with the results! Below is footage of K.C.'s Krazy Chase I captured from it. I currently have the Odyssey 2 sound going to the right channel and the Voice going to the left channel, but eventually I plan to mix the audio from the Odyssey 2 and the Voice together and send to both channels.

 

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I finally got around to installing the RGB mod in my Odyssey 2, and I'm thrilled with the results! Below is footage of K.C.'s Krazy Chase I captured from it. I currently have the Odyssey 2 sound going to the right channel and the Voice going to the left channel, but eventually I plan to mix the audio from the Odyssey 2 and the Voice together and send to both channels.

 

Did you do internal voice module mod?

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Did you do internal voice module mod?

 

No, I'm not quite knowledgeable enough to do that. :) I just installed an audio output from my Voice that I can connect to a cable that's attached to the left channel output of the RGB mini DIN.

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