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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:58 pm 



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Did a 27" Toshiba tube last night for a friend's arcade, the model #27A30.

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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:13 pm 


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I saw it on the CRT Collective earlier today.


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
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I have recently aquired a jvc av-27020. I want to rgb mod it.
It uses a M37272M8-134SP microcontroller and a Toshiba TA1242N jungle ic. The problem is the pdf for the jungle ic is in Japanese. And I cannot identify the fast blink pin. I have downloaded a service manual for another jvc that has the TA1242N jungle ic and I would like to confirm pinouts.
It seems RGB input is 15 16 17 and sync is pin 43 from composite video.

However I am unsure which pin is fast blank.
It maybe pin 14 but it looks like it is labelled Y5 not YS.

It seems it is pin 14 from here
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14687&p=247105&hilit=TA1242N#p247105

If anyone could help I would be great. I expect it is almost like the jvc here http://mikejmoffitt.com/articles/0032-tvrgb.html
as Mike says the datasheet is Japanese.

Anyway here is pics of the files of the microcontroller and jungle ic as well as the service manual showing the TA1242N in english.

this is my plan any issues with this?
I will use the composite input for sync or pin 3 of the s-video input (as this tv only has composite and s-video) and connect in parallel to the rgb lines on the output of the microcontroller with 75 ohm resistors to ground for the rgb lines. Then I will take the 5 volts vcc from the microcontrollers power input and run a switch from pin 14 to the 5 volts to disconnect or connect the fast blanking.

I have read the picture will be not centered though using this method. This tv does not have component so is there a better way to send sync?


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:15 pm 


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Ok, here's my Jungle IC: TA1276AN Datasheet here: http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet- ... 276AN.html
Did anyone in this thread successfully manage the attenuation from 0.7V p-p to 0.5V p-p as previously mentioned?
And what about Sync? Hope you guys can give me some tips :) Since this already has RGB inputs in addition to the OSD rgb I figured I would use those. Do I NEED to lift the pins, or is it "just" advantageous to do so?
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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:32 pm 


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I saw it on the CRT Collective earlier today.

Ditto. Good to see folks from that group in here.
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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:27 pm 



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I completed my jvc av-27020 with a Toshiba TA1242N
I used ethernet cable and all is perfect and the image does not seem shifted at all to me.
One thing though it takes the tv about 20 secs to show a pic sometimes it is rolling then it slowly syncs and then the colors come in correct.

Here are pics and I will include the wiring from ethernet

small blue wire is 5 volts from the tuner.
black wire is pin 14 fast blank
both of these run to a switch. (the black and blue wires are not from a ethernet cable obviously)
brown pin 39 sync
orange pin 15 is red
green pin 16 is green
blue pin 17 is blue
white red wire is right audio
white blue is left audio
white green is ground
and the last cable is ground as well.

Here are the pics
in case it helps others

http://imgur.com/a/O9DQ2

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I tried using .1 Caps and 75 ohm resistors as well as without and it does not make any differnce with this display. So you can just solder the wiring direct to a scart socket.


Hope this may help others.


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:22 pm 


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Good stuff guys!
I like the pics showing the install, although the size used here could be smaller :P


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
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Hi all,

I have been trying to attempt this hack for awhile now on a few different tvs with little to no success.

Although I am feeling really good about this set, its a sony kv-27ts29 made in 1994.
After poring over schematics for a few hours I have come to the conclusion that I cannot use the osd lines as they are digital on the jungle "CXA1464AS" IC, but It does have a closed caption chip that feeds analog rgb into the jungle IC.

So on the lines from the CC chip there are an inline resistor with 4.7k ohm, I am assuming I can pull those, feed my rgb in and this is where i am a little confused.

The schematic tells me "switchover between the analog r, g, and b signals and the R,G and B signals of the y/c block is made by the i2c bus register and signal input to the Ys pin, pin 15."

So I am guessing I want to feed my 5v into pin 15 and not the OSD blanking line on pin 9 as that is for the digital R,G,B lines according to the schematic?

Any input would be appreciated as I don't want to mess this one up.

thanks all!


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:16 pm 



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ic2 means you need a way to send the code to do this (software hacking). It is not done by voltage. I expect it is easier to find a different tv.


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Hi all,

I have been trying to attempt this hack for awhile now on a few different tvs with little to no success.

Although I am feeling really good about this set, its a sony kv-27ts29 made in 1994.
After poring over schematics for a few hours I have come to the conclusion that I cannot use the osd lines as they are digital on the jungle "CXA1464AS" IC, but It does have a closed caption chip that feeds analog rgb into the jungle IC.

So on the lines from the CC chip there are an inline resistor with 4.7k ohm, I am assuming I can pull those, feed my rgb in and this is where i am a little confused.

The schematic tells me "switchover between the analog r, g, and b signals and the R,G and B signals of the y/c block is made by the i2c bus register and signal input to the Ys pin, pin 15."

So I am guessing I want to feed my 5v into pin 15 and not the OSD blanking line on pin 9 as that is for the digital R,G,B lines according to the schematic?

Any input would be appreciated as I don't want to mess this one up.

thanks all!


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:01 pm 



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Thanks for the info wildchild, I assumed that would be the case, I was just thinking that the i2c bus uses 0v and 5v for logic and if it was set high it would stay on... :/
Is it ill advised to just bypass the jungle ic and connect straight into the rgb output? or is that method no longer worth it?


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:17 pm 



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I do not think you can bypass the jungle ic as the jungle ic sends the correct amplitude signal to the neckboad. And the signal from a console is 0.7 volts peak to peak which is to low. (that is my understanding)


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Thanks for the info wildchild, I assumed that would be the case, I was just thinking that the i2c bus uses 0v and 5v for logic and if it was set high it would stay on... :/
Is it ill advised to just bypass the jungle ic and connect straight into the rgb output? or is that method no longer worth it?


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:47 pm 


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GoXoD wrote:
Hi all,

I have been trying to attempt this hack for awhile now on a few different tvs with little to no success.

Although I am feeling really good about this set, its a sony kv-27ts29 made in 1994.
After poring over schematics for a few hours I have come to the conclusion that I cannot use the osd lines as they are digital on the jungle "CXA1464AS" IC, but It does have a closed caption chip that feeds analog rgb into the jungle IC.

So on the lines from the CC chip there are an inline resistor with 4.7k ohm, I am assuming I can pull those, feed my rgb in and this is where i am a little confused.

The schematic tells me "switchover between the analog r, g, and b signals and the R,G and B signals of the y/c block is made by the i2c bus register and signal input to the Ys pin, pin 15."

So I am guessing I want to feed my 5v into pin 15 and not the OSD blanking line on pin 9 as that is for the digital R,G,B lines according to the schematic?

Any input would be appreciated as I don't want to mess this one up.

thanks all!


I have modded its cousin the kv27ts32, and yes 5v to pin 15 and R,G,B to pin 16,17,18 respectively. If you do that you are in business.


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:28 am 


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wildchild22 wrote:
I do not think you can bypass the jungle ic as the jungle ic sends the correct amplitude signal to the neckboad. And the signal from a console is 0.7 volts peak to peak which is to low. (that is my understanding)
GoXoD wrote:
Thanks for the info wildchild, I assumed that would be the case, I was just thinking that the i2c bus uses 0v and 5v for logic and if it was set high it would stay on... :/
Is it ill advised to just bypass the jungle ic and connect straight into the rgb output? or is that method no longer worth it?


Using the RGB outputs is possible, but ill advised. I was doing it for an I2C controlled Samsung TV, and Tim came in and schooled me :) In the case of the set I was using, it interrupts some of the self-limiting done by the jungle chip, so the HV could end up drifting. You need an amp as well. And there might be noise issues.

Sounds like your set should work though, according to Suprcrackers. The I2C swtich might be a backup/secondary to the fast blanking pin.


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:51 am 


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It was the easiest set I have ever worked on. Get to keep the OSD while you are in RGB. It makes any adjustments that much easier.


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:02 pm 



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Sweet! that's awesome, I ordered a scart socket and some other small parts and will set this up as such.

I was wondering where did you tie your 5v to on that set? I'm looking at an unpopulated connector on the board that has 5v and also links to pin 15.
If I connected the two should that be fine or will i have problems? Or do I remove Diode d004 from the closed caption portion and tie the 5v into that side of pin 15?
The two red dots is what I was looking to do from the start.
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Thanks for the info!


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:12 pm 


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GoXoD, I can't wait to see pics from your RGB set!. It uses Microblack Trinitron tubes and those are very sharp and vibrant tubes, I love those
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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:59 pm 


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I took my 5v from the leg of the capacitor with the purple wire running to it. Although I think any 5v would work, and I went straight to pin 15.

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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:23 pm 



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Thank you very much suprcrackers!

Ok, I was not sure if I needed to remove any components or anything so that answers that question!

It will probably be next week before i get my parts but I will do my best to get some good shots from a ps1 for everyone to see!


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:27 pm 


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I put some effort into organizing the first post so it can be a more useful reference.
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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
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Good effort Mike!


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
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Thanks Mike. It's good seeing you on the CRT Collective.


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
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Alright, so I am making progress on my rgb mod, but I've hit a bump in the road.
Only my rgb modded N64 syncs. Mega drive and Saturn (both composite video sync) *almost* syncs, while the super famicom (Csync) is completely garbled.
Anyone smarter than me care to chime in? Could mention that sync is straight trough from the scart plug, should I have terminated with 75 ohms there as well?

http://imgur.com/a/6ptYB

Edit, I'm an idiot......Forgot to add the clamp capacitor on the sync line......
Now the super famicom works too. Still having issues with MD and saturn, but will try to make a new cable for the MD with Csync, if that works I suppose I need to get a sync cleaner for the saturn.


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
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I am hoping to pick up a TV this weekend to mod, as my KV27FS120 has run into some geometry issues I can't seem to iron out. Think I may go a bit smaller on this one... 20-24". Anyone got any models they can recommend for RGB modding?


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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
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Star1 wrote:
Alright, so I am making progress on my rgb mod, but I've hit a bump in the road.
Only my rgb modded N64 syncs. Mega drive and Saturn (both composite video sync) *almost* syncs, while the super famicom (Csync) is completely garbled.
Anyone smarter than me care to chime in? Could mention that sync is straight trough from the scart plug, should I have terminated with 75 ohms there as well?

http://imgur.com/a/6ptYB

Edit, I'm an idiot......Forgot to add the clamp capacitor on the sync line......
Now the super famicom works too. Still having issues with MD and saturn, but will try to make a new cable for the MD with Csync, if that works I suppose I need to get a sync cleaner for the saturn.


The Genesis' TTL Csync is rather unique.

Place a 430ohm series resistor with a 10uF couple cap on the sync line. A 220uF cap will do just fine if that's what you have on hand. But 10uF will suffice.
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Voultar wrote:
Star1 wrote:
Alright, so I am making progress on my rgb mod, but I've hit a bump in the road.
Only my rgb modded N64 syncs. Mega drive and Saturn (both composite video sync) *almost* syncs, while the super famicom (Csync) is completely garbled.
Anyone smarter than me care to chime in? Could mention that sync is straight trough from the scart plug, should I have terminated with 75 ohms there as well?

http://imgur.com/a/6ptYB

Edit, I'm an idiot......Forgot to add the clamp capacitor on the sync line......
Now the super famicom works too. Still having issues with MD and saturn, but will try to make a new cable for the MD with Csync, if that works I suppose I need to get a sync cleaner for the saturn.


The Genesis' TTL Csync is rather unique.

Place a 430ohm series resistor with a 10uF couple cap on the sync line. A 220uF cap will do just fine if that's what you have on hand. But 10uF will suffice.


Isn't it just an open collector line?
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Voultar wrote:

The Genesis' TTL Csync is rather unique.

Place a 430ohm series resistor with a 10uF couple cap on the sync line. A 220uF cap will do just fine if that's what you have on hand. But 10uF will suffice.


Alright, will look into that, thanks for the advice.


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I'm a bit confused by what I'm seeing here, I haven't been adding any capacitors or resistors on the sync source. All I do is I wire the sync into the luma input, effectively internalizing what would be the equivalent of plugging sync into the luma pin on component or s-video on the back of the TV. There are already caps and resistors behind that input on the A board. Not only do you not need to add your own caps and resistors, you'll find the giant lugs on the RCA modules are very easy to tap into (and for stereo input I've been having to remove those anyway and chop off the mono crossfeed lug to defeat that unwanted feature).

And just to add some RGB porn, here's two recent mods I did to sell locally. This was a more lucrative business than I thought and I got a swarm of e-mails hoping to claim the TVs or drop off TVs for modding. If any of you become handy at your craft I suggest offering your services on your local Craigslist with the keywords "PVM/BVM" to help RGB fans find you. This mod can be performed on almost ANY SD CRT, provided it's working properly in the first place.

http://gadgetscope.com/rgb/kv27s66/2.jpg
http://gadgetscope.com/rgb/kv27s66/8.jpg
6 other pics of this KV-27s66

http://gadgetscope.com/rgb/36fs100/5.jpg
http://gadgetscope.com/rgb/36fs100/7.jpg
http://gadgetscope.com/rgb/36fs100/8.jpg
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Voultar wrote:
Star1 wrote:
Alright, so I am making progress on my rgb mod, but I've hit a bump in the road.
Only my rgb modded N64 syncs. Mega drive and Saturn (both composite video sync) *almost* syncs, while the super famicom (Csync) is completely garbled.
Anyone smarter than me care to chime in? Could mention that sync is straight trough from the scart plug, should I have terminated with 75 ohms there as well?

http://imgur.com/a/6ptYB

Edit, I'm an idiot......Forgot to add the clamp capacitor on the sync line......
Now the super famicom works too. Still having issues with MD and saturn, but will try to make a new cable for the MD with Csync, if that works I suppose I need to get a sync cleaner for the saturn.


The Genesis' TTL Csync is rather unique.

Place a 430ohm series resistor with a 10uF couple cap on the sync line. A 220uF cap will do just fine if that's what you have on hand. But 10uF will suffice.


Isn't it just an open collector line?


That's right. but the capacitor is integral.

It's around 135mV without the cap and 523mV with it (10uF).

The size of the cap doesn't make much of a difference, that will only affect how long it takes it to reach a steady state.
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 Post subject: Re: TV RGB mod thread
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Voultar wrote:
mikejmoffitt wrote:
Voultar wrote:

The Genesis' TTL Csync is rather unique.

Place a 430ohm series resistor with a 10uF couple cap on the sync line. A 220uF cap will do just fine if that's what you have on hand. But 10uF will suffice.


Isn't it just an open collector line?


That's right. but the capacitor is integral.

It's around 135mV without the cap and 523mV with it (10uF).

The size of the cap doesn't make much of a difference, that will only affect how long it takes it to reach a steady state.


Made a shoddy (For some reason I hate soldering cables...) Csync cable for the mega drive. Worked so-so, steady-ish sync, but a lot of image noise in the upper 1/4 of the screen. Added a 10 uF cap (Will add a resistor when I can get one), but now it looks super clean, so thanks again for the tip :)


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