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Easiest is buy a composite to VGA converter these are on Amazon and eBay for cheap. They work ok or get this hdmi converter then you can use hdmi or convert that to VGA https://www.arcadeshopper.com/wp/store/#!/RCA-to-HDMI-GANA-1080P-Mini-RCA-Composite-CVBS-AV-to-HDMI-Video-Audio-Converter-Adapter-Supporting-PAL-NTSC/p/247940783

Best quality is f18a which is not being made anymore.. if you have patience the f18a mk2 will be released sometime in the next year. It is a drop in replacement for the ti VDP chip the tms9918a or 9928

All this info is in the FAQ

Greg

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Interesting, but it doesn't mention VGA ?
Yeah it's hdmi so you would need another convert to get to VGA

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I See @AtariNostalgia is from Greece and probably he has a PAL version of the TI99, if so, it will haven't composite signals but component. I suggest to check the version to be sure that composite cable can work.

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Bear in mind you may have to kiss a few frogs to find your prince.  I have found a bunch of the cheaper composite-to-VGA converters will not sync or will produce a black-and-white image from our "retro" consoles.

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39 minutes ago, arcadeshopper said:

Yes pal needs the super awesome scart cable from the Italians

Well not for VGA at least, the super awesome scart cable we've done is RGB.

To have a VGA on PAL version of the TI99 should be better to use a component cable connected to a converter.

so I suggested to be sure if NTSC or PAL, just for this. 🙂

if they are NTSC, composite to VGA converter will be perfect. 

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Just to warn you, easiest way is not the same quality as the best way. And in best case you end up with something that is still 100% of the quality of what kind of signal you started with. In the NTSC console this would be a very noisy composite video signal. So the Transformation will in best case not add additional noise and quality loss.

The Transformation will never result in a better video quality than what you started with.

Transformation helps to overcome some connection or compatibilty issue, not to increase the quality.

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19 hours ago, AtariNostalgia said:

My TIs are NTSC versions.

 

2 hours ago, AtariNostalgia said:

Thanks. My TI is an NTSC model.

 

Just a reminder.

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