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Hello

years ago someone modified my Astrocade and installed a svideo output

th eother side of the cable is svideo too and is working on my small multistandard tv

I would like to use on my flat screen that has as input

composite, scart, hdmi,

I have a modified Intellivision that plugs inside the console a svideo and has rca on the other side, it doesnt work with the AStrocade

 

do you know what I could do to be able to, play the console on my flat screen?

 

thanks

I am not a big tech guy;)

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[...] modified my Astrocade and installed a svideo output [...]

I would like to use on my flat screen that has as input composite, scart, hdmi,

 

do you know what I could do to be able to, play the console on my flat screen?

 

I live in the U.S., so I haven't done this before, but I would suggest an S-video to composite adapter, like this one:

 

https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/Legacy/6in-S-Video-to-Composite-Video-Adapter-Cable~SVID2COMP

 

You can also get s-video to hdmi adapter quite cheaply too. Neither is an ideal fix, as your flatscreen will probably introduce some timing issues. That is, there will be a very-slight delay between when you press a joystick direction and when you get a response on the screen. For the price of one of these adapters (usually $10-$20), it's worth a try. Let us know how it goes.

 

Adam

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If your TV has two SCART inputs, the second one might be configured or possible to reconfigure in menus to take S-Video instead of RGB. It would mean you need a passive S-Video to SCART adapter, but it will only work if the input is configured as such. TV's with only one SCART tend to only support RGB input, and since yours is so new it might only have one of those fairly legacy inputs.

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Does anyone know if anyone offers an AV mod service for Svideo or RGB for the Astrocade?

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On 2/7/2020 at 12:20 AM, adamchevy said:

Does anyone know if anyone offers an AV mod service for Svideo or RGB for the Astrocade?

I would love this too...a few other posts here over the years, but i can't seem to find info on ballyally.com.

RF works "ok" on new LCD TVs with that input.

I wonder if its hard to do a sort of "rgb2hdmi" like the amiga line has now, as the video output

has R-Y, B-Y, and a 2.5V "Resistor ladder" that outputs video to the modulator.

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On 1/22/2019 at 12:27 PM, lucifershalo said:

Hello

years ago someone modified my Astrocade and installed a svideo output

th eother side of the cable is svideo too and is working on my small multistandard tv

I would like to use on my flat screen that has as input

composite, scart, hdmi,

I have a modified Intellivision that plugs inside the console a svideo and has rca on the other side, it doesnt work with the AStrocade

 

do you know what I could do to be able to, play the console on my flat screen?

 

thanks

I am not a big tech guy;)

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Edited by GoldLeader
Oh, I Totally misread the date on this post! Whoops! I'll still leave this here in case anyone else needs it :)

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