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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:47 pm 



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For those who need scart to bnc cables with audio out this seller is excellent imo. I asked him if he could make them with female out for the audio and he said yes. :)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Male-RGB-Euro-S ... 2ed46ed9d8


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:22 pm 



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I will consider one in a month or two.

Firstly I have to find out how much its going to cost to get all Euro spec scarts.
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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:07 pm 



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If you want good quality cables try here: http://www.ebay.com/usr/retro_console_accessories

More cost effective than Official cables and just as good, it seems.


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:53 pm 



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Those are the best cables around as far as I know. Only she doesn't make the bnc type that I listed above for the video/audio out. You'll need one of those on a pvm/bvm type monitor.


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:39 pm 


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I ordered a female SCART to BNC cable from http://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/

The cable that came was high quality, worked great and I opened it and all the grounds were connected, contrary to what some people have claimed on here.
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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:39 pm 


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BuckoA51 wrote:
I ordered a female SCART to BNC cable from http://www.retrogamingcables.co.uk/

The cable that came was high quality, worked great and I opened it and all the grounds were connected, contrary to what some people have claimed on here.

Female SCART should have all grounds connected, otherwise it will not work for some cables.
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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:40 pm 



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I have one question regarding the LM1881. Is is necessary to turn it off when not using csync cables? On other scart switch boxes I haven't seen such a switch, why is it optional here? Could someone elaborate on this for those like myself who don't quite understand it's use?


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
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Taiyaki wrote:
I have one question regarding the LM1881. Is is necessary to turn it off when not using csync cables? On other scart switch boxes I haven't seen such a switch, why is it optional here? Could someone elaborate on this for those like myself who don't quite understand it's use?

You don't have to turn it off. In my case I've added an ability to turn it off in case of some problems with signal (never happened). Another advantage for such a switch starting from gscartsw v1.4 is that it'll turn off lm1881 power as well, which means gscartsw will consume less power, which in turn will help those using official SCART cables and use switch without external power supply.
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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:43 pm 



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That makes sense now. Thanks for the explanation. :)


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:51 pm 


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The updated pics are looking nice! When will you be taking payment/shipping info for the preorders from this batch?


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:41 pm 


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A little update, next batch of switches is tested and ready for shipping. I will let you know by PM about each order.
The bad thing is that my basement got flooded yesterday (switches are safe) and it looks like it isn't an end yet.
I will answer all of your PM's and will prepare for shipping as soon as I'll manage to finish with this issue.
Thanks for understanding.
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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:21 pm 



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Actually I found a flaw to the Bandridge this week.

I have found that at time during gameplay colors suddenly change. As if suddenly whites show a tint of red in the, it's so very light that I had never noticed it before on action games, but since I was playing some rpg's lately and there are a lot of moments where the background stays still I started noticing this problem (on both Genesis and PS1). I'm quite sure it's not the tv since turning it on and off doesn't return it to normal however changing the manual switch on the Bandridge to another slot (like say Super Famicom) and powering on that console does return it to normal (then changing back to the former console and all is alright, at least temporarily).

Unless this could be a problem with my scart video out? Maybe someone with more technical understanding of what goes on inside can explain?


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
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Out of curiosity (since this isn't exactly a practical workaround) next time it happens can you unplug all the other SCARTs except the one you are using and see if that fixes the problem?
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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:11 am 



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Also, I think I will be able to implement JP21 :)


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:33 pm 


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Taiyaki wrote:
Actually I found a flaw to the Bandridge this week.

I have found that at time during gameplay colors suddenly change. As if suddenly whites show a tint of red in the, it's so very light that I had never noticed it before on action games, but since I was playing some rpg's lately and there are a lot of moments where the background stays still I started noticing this problem (on both Genesis and PS1). I'm quite sure it's not the tv since turning it on and off doesn't return it to normal however changing the manual switch on the Bandridge to another slot (like say Super Famicom) and powering on that console does return it to normal (then changing back to the former console and all is alright, at least temporarily).

Unless this could be a problem with my scart video out? Maybe someone with more technical understanding of what goes on inside can explain?


I noticed my Bandridge hated my PS2 specifically when I had it in the 5th input. Also my snes would constantly loose colors making the image all yellow. a quick rearrangement of your scarts may work. I also saw voltage leaking if my scarts weren't plugged in, in a very specific way. Don't know if this helps, just my experience with the Bandridge
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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:03 pm 



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BuckoA51 wrote:
Out of curiosity (since this isn't exactly a practical workaround) next time it happens can you unplug all the other SCARTs except the one you are using and see if that fixes the problem?


Will try that out.

sky-13>

Clearly the bandridge is color sensitive lol. Mine tends to go reddish so whites appear to have some red in them. :lol:

The NES doesn't like being in slot 1 and actually on mine the PS2 has no issues on slot 5, although since my PS2 is having issues of it's own I haven't tried a game only the menu.


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:22 pm 



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Received the gscartsw and have tried it out. It's absolutely amazing. Design wise It looks like something from a museum of modern art. It looks even better than in the pictures imo.

Picture and audio had no noticeable loss in quality. Just required some very minor tweaking to get the picture completely centered again.

Out of 7 cables (all from retro console accessories on ebay) they all worked except for the NES scart which was made on request. It works fine on the bandridge but not on the gscartsw. Is there some pin for power that needs to be modified?

What would need to be changed for it to work?


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:31 pm 


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Taiyaki wrote:
Received the gscartsw and have tried it out. It's absolutely amazing. The design is gorgeous. It looks even better than in the pictures imo.

Out of 7 cables (all from retro console accessories on ebay) they all worked except for the NES scart which was made on request. It works fine on the bandridge but not on the gscartsw. Is there some pin for power that needs to be modified?

What would need to be changed for it to work?

If you have a multimeter you'll need to check voltage on SCART pin 8, most likely your cable doesn't provide any power there.
(or disassemble SCART cable and check visually if there's any pin 8 soldered)
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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
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superg wrote:
If you have a multimeter you'll need to check voltage on SCART pin 8, most likely your cable doesn't provide any power there.
(or disassemble SCART cable and check visually if there's any pin 8 soldered)


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:19 am 


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Taiyaki wrote:
Received the gscartsw and have tried it out. It's absolutely amazing. Design wise It looks like something from a museum of modern art. It looks even better than in the pictures imo.

Picture and audio had no noticeable loss in quality. Just required some very minor tweaking to get the picture completely centered again.

Out of 7 cables (all from retro console accessories on ebay) they all worked except for the NES scart which was made on request. It works fine on the bandridge but not on the gscartsw. Is there some pin for power that needs to be modified?

What would need to be changed for it to work?


Another possibility is that If you did not do the mod yourself, your modder may not have connected 5v to your av output port.


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
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That might be. I didn't do it myself, frankly I can't figure out how to open it either. I ended up sending Retro Console Accessories a message.

By turning off the LM1881 switch I was able to get a picture but it's very very dim, as in I can barely make out what's on screen.


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Taiyaki wrote:
That might be. I didn't do it myself, frankly I can't figure out how to open it either. I ended up sending Retro Console Accessories a message.

By turning off the LM1881 switch I was able to get a picture but it's very very dim, as in I can barely make out what's on screen.

What's so custom about that cable? Did you have your NES modded with NESRGB? If so, viletim's SCART cable works just fine.
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It was less expensive and already assembled. It's a mini dim 8 to male scart with the seperated audio rca for the nesrgb. Also I really trust retro console accessories cables since all the other ones I use give an amazing picture. But I guess had I bought Viletim's it would have been simpler.


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
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I like to buy one. Pls. pm me.


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 Post subject: Re: gscartsw: automatic 8:1 SCART-RGB switch
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You need to figure out if a 5V connection is on the scart mod from the console end.. otherwise nothing you attach to the NES will work.
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I like to buy one. Pls. pm me.

I added you to the waiting list.
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Looks very nice superg. Please add me to the list, I'll take one when available.


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Looks very nice superg. Please add me to the list, I'll take one when available.

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You need to figure out if a 5V connection is on the scart mod from the console end.. otherwise nothing you attach to the NES will work.


My old RGB modded N64 has the same problem, no voltage connected or at least not enough. At the risk of sounding like a dick I did predict this sort of thing would happen, it's why I lamented the lack of manual override.
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Superg, if there is a waiting list for a future JP21 version, then go ahead and put me on it.


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