[mythtv-users] anyone tried a vga -> scart adapter for watching TV ?

cythraul cythrault at gmail.com
Fri Oct 22 18:18:21 UTC 2004

Thanks for the info Cory...

>From what I can understand the device outputs an image of a noticeably
better quality then anything on the around-an-hundred-box-market.

Since my basic electronic knowledge does not permit this project, I
was wondering if someone would be interested in building/selling such


On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 08:14:41 -0400, cythraul <cythrault at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Cory,
> I'd be interested to know more about what you use to convert vga to
> s-video signal. I've been looking into this for a while now as an
> alternate solution to the poor tv-out quality that my MX440 outputs.
> Until I can get my G550 running on tvout, it sounds like such a device
> would be ideal.
> Also, what modeline are you using? And on which video adapter?
> On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 07:28:29 -0400 (EDT), Cory Papenfuss
> <papenfuss at juneau.me.vt.edu> wrote:
> > > Has anyone expirience with this (or a similar) solution ?
> > >
> >        I'm in the US (non-SCART), but built a similar creature to convert
> > the VGA signal into an NTSC-encoded S-vid signal.  Aside from video card
> > driver bugs with interlacing and the fact that you can't see "normal" VGA,
> > the picture quality is excellent.  You need to use *exact* modeline
> > timings for the video standard you are using.
> >
> >        I suspect that quality complaints from people are due to poor
> > quality construction.  Bad circuit layout will definately affect video
> > picture quality.

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