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O2 RGB mod

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3 minutes ago, grips03 said:

 

Do you have OSSC or XRGB type device with SCART connector on it?

No, I do not.

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2 minutes ago, ozyr said:

No, I do not.

Do you have RGB type TV?  Sony PVM or BVM? 

 

If no RGB TV, nor RGB to HDMI converter then I think the best you can mod is composite video or just use the O2's RF output.

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Here are two photos.  Notice where the DIN-8 is placed on the O2 (top photo).  This provide tons of room inside the O2 console and externally it does not interfere with the O2's voice module.

 

Additionally using DIN-8 allows one to use the same RGB cable for Videopac G7400 RGB enabled console (bottom photo).  It's best to use Euro SCART wiring as this allows the Videopac G7400 to use PAL to NTSC capable RGB to HDMI devices that have Euro SCART connector.

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I am curious, for those modding their O2 for RGB, what monitors are you using. I have never seen and 8pin RBG connector, ever.

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I use the 8-pin connectors since I have cables to convert to SCART OR plug directly into the input for an xRGB-mini.

 

Those 8-pin mini DINs are sort'a the standard for RGB modding consoles.  But you can really use whatever you like.

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Exactly uses anything you like on the console side.  I just use the DIN 8 as that is what the Videopac uses. 

 

On the upscaler side I just use Euro SCART as that is what many upscalers have. 

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Thought this picture would help those who use the DIN-8 connector on the O2. I now make sure the ribbon cable colors match the colors below.  SD-80LS (DIN-8 connector) needs 18mm hole.  I use step drill bit that has 18mm as one of the steps.  45/64 would work as well, but 18mm seems easier to find.  Its best to mount SD-80LS with notch facing up.  This is how the stock Videopac+ is. OSSC, XRGB, PVM/BVM don't need Status RGB, but some devices might.  If you do need it simply wire the signal to the DIN-8 as the signal is present on the RGB mod board.

 

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Final got around to installing the RGB board in my O2. Think I bought back in early 2017. Also found a nice silver 13 inch RGB monitor to go with it. The monitor is a Panasonic Ct-1300D.

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Did want to drill a hole in the case. Reused the RF hole.

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