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There are plenty of basic HDMI to component converters out there that will take whatever resolution you give them (up to a certain point) and convert it to analogue without any scaling.
That's assuming you can get your PC to output a 15 kHz signal. If so, this Portta converter should do the job.
What other inputs does it have? If it has component inputs (green, blue, and red RCA jacks), HDMI can be converted with this. There are other devices like this, but I can vouch for this particular product and I know this one works well.
use this to fix that
You aren't going to find an HDMI to component adapter that will cleanly downscale alone. You need either the Retrotink or the GBS Control
Xbox one can't output a 480i signal so even though you're using the wrong kind of converter, it wouldn't work on a 15kgz only crt anyway
That hdmi to ypbpr device you're using is a scaler. You want something that just transcoders the signal with no resolution changes. If you do find an hdmi outputting device that can output 480i then the following Portta transcoder will get you going.
In order to get the Xbox one on that CRT you'd need a downscaler. The result would look like crap and is mostly only a novelty. Retrotink 5x has some experimental downscaling modes. Gbs-c also has some.
Just looked over your post again, if you want to use component with the RT5X a common method is using a Carby and an HDMI to component converter. Alternatively you can wait for Insurrection Industries to bring back their component cable.
Thanks, this is the converter:
The converter has the sound Red/White for L/R. It also has the RGB but looks like the old one also had an orange and yellow (sound?)
I cant find a converter that is HDMI to RGB/RW/+ O/Y but did see some posts about the yellow and orange being sound-related.
This system was probably put in over 10 years ago, if I could guess. It came w the house (minus the cable box) so not sure of all the wiring but it's all built in, thru the walls/floor, etc.
I think if I run an HDMi directly from cable box to TV, the issue is I'd only get sound thru TV and not the sound system. Need to check outputs on the cable box. thanks
This HDMI to Component Converter, PORTTA HDMI to YPbPr Adapter + R/L Audio Extractor, HDMI to 5 RCA RGB Video Converter, Support 1080P 60Hz for PS3 PS4 DVD Wii Xbox TV Projector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R19BG7O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_i_4wS0FbJWM7EK4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Here is the correct one sorry. HDMI to Component Converter, PORTTA HDMI to YPbPr Adapter + R/L Audio Extractor, HDMI to 5 RCA RGB Video Converter, Support 1080P 60Hz for PS3 PS4 DVD Wii Xbox TV Projector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R19BG7O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_i_PRtZFbGF9HJQR?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
It seems that you have a sync issue try flipping the dip switches on the back and see if it goes away. That’s what the little distortion you see at the top is. It’s flagging.
It looks as if you have or someone has tried to stretch 720p into filling the full screen 4:3 ratio which it shouldn’t be. There should be some bars on the top and bottom as the 20L5 defaults and can’t be taken out of 16:9 when in 720/1080. You can see in at least on of the images a circle has been stretched vertically.
For the dark 480p you might want to try 59hz and see if that makes a difference on windows. I can’t remember if you need 60 or 59 when doing 480p.
Did you have any luck with the buttons lighting up btw?
Let me know if you need any more help. I’m planning on testing my 20L5 out a little bit later as I found my vga adapter.
Get a HDMI to component adapter that does not scale, like https://www.amazon.com/Portta-Component-Converter-support-Channels/dp/B00R19BG7O , and connect the retrotink 2x to the OSSC. Double and smooth on the retrotink 2x and then double on the OSSC. Set retrotink 2x to passthrough to let OSSC handle all scaling. It works well in my previous builds.
You get the charger with the Chromecast.
This might do the trick: http://www.amazon.com/Portta-PETHRT-Component-YPbPr-Converter/dp/B00R19BG7O/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1448655220&sr=1-1&keywords=hdmi+to+component
Edit: that doesn't change the resolution of the video, so the TV would need to down-convert the signal. The Chromecast may not be able to tell that it's a 480 set, so the signal might not go through correctly.
I doubt you will find an HDMI switch with component output. So look for an HDMI switch with HDMI out and then an HDMI to Component adaptor.
Like this: http://www.amazon.com/Portta-PETHRT-Component-YPbPr-Converter/dp/B00R19BG7O
I haven't used a consumer version like this but a professional one is going to cost as much as a new receiver, so...
I would assume/hope you're trying to do Component for your analog video in that case. People seem to have good things to say about this product. It's much easier to go analog to digital than the reverse due to the HDCP handshake etc. so as a result it costs a little bit, but $50 isn't too bad I didn't think. Glad you were able to switch over to an SSD It makes the system feel like it's going from 0-60 in 3 seconds versus the included hard drive!
So the the story begins after I picked up my Sony Trinitron KV-36HS500 about a month ago (for a very reasonable price I might add!). A few days later after getting it setup at home and then doing some more research and discussion here on Reddit, it was made known to me that this machine, while a beast at 480p and up Content like with my Wii/GameCube, PS2 (and hopefully soon the Original Xbox) was not “up to snuff” when it comes to older consoles and resolutions. Apparently HDCRTs are notorious for their terrible scaling on sources from composite and even S-Video from older consoles, which is a new revelation to me as I am new to the CRT scene as I have not had one since I was a kid. Well, I had one more console I wanted to add to the this tv specifically just because I wanted to play it in 4:3 while still having a big screen. It was, You guessed it, the N64! And this is where my hunt began.
Luckily for me, after saving some funds last year I had acquired the E.O.N Super64 adapter for the N64 to play on my 4K Vizio. (This was before I had picked up my Trinitron). While the picture was awesome, I wanted to be able to play in 4:3 without black borders on the sides (which I despise) to get that nostalgic original feel bit also still get a great picture. Well the Super64 outputs a 480p signal that it takes from the S-Video signal. Theoretically I thought, if I can get that 480p signal to my HS500, that will stop the TV from scaling the signal itself and I’ll be left with an awesome picture! It might not be Ultra HDMI quality clear, but it was still going to be a thousand times better than running regular composite or S-Video through the TV scaling! But then another issue arose... the HS500 does not have an HDMI port! Sooo, now I was stuck with another issue. Getting my 480p HDMI signal to the component inputs.
Thankfully Reddit is amazing and after discussing the issue further with a few of you lovely CRT community members I found out that I could get an HDMI to component converter! There was also another issue with these though. Finding one without a scaler...
Scaling is another aspect I was not familiar with until now when it came to certain source. The entire point of using the Super64 was to not have anything else scale the image expect the Super64 itself! Well after days of searching the web and stores such as amazon and finding nothing... everything had a scaler in it! Amazingly Another member of the CRT community here posted a trip of his own he went on to find an HDMI to component without a scaler for a different project! (Username is fugi-apples) He even gave a Link to the Converter that he found on Amazon! I wondered why this had not shown up in my searches before, then found out apparently he lives in Canada which is a separate amazon than us in the US. Well all I did was copy the description of the converter he listed in his post and pasted it into my Amazon and presto! A non-scaling HDMI to component converter was in my hands in a few days! I also picked up some shielded Component cables for the converter to TV connections so I would not have any extra interference or Noise added with the signal!
So, the table was set... I had my Converter, cables, and Super64 adapter! Well as you can see everything turned out great! After testing different inputs, I can safely say that the picture is a huge improvement over straight composite or S-Video to the HS500 and the converter itself does not introduce any noticeable change in the picture! While this solution isn’t for everyone, (as many people don’t already have the Super64) it worked out great for me! And all the other parts (Component Cables and Converter) are really inexpensive! (Links down below)
I’m sure there is more aspects to this that can effect picture quality and stuff that I’m not aware of, but all in all everything turned out great. No notable input lag or anything to a gamer such as myself. It is little projects like these that I really enjoy! Now I can play my N64 on my HDCRT with the games looking great too! I hope this helps some others who are owners of HDCRTs here if they ever want to play the N64 on them in the future! Cheers guys! And keep on gaming!
Product Links (All US Products)
E.O.N Super64 Adapter
Portta HDMI to Component Converter (No-Scalling)
FosPower Shielded Component Cables
If you have an early N64 that just needs a basic RGB amp, it's not a very difficult mod if you have any soldering experience at all.
If you want to avoid modding you could use a Koryuu or a RetroTINK-2X Mini (plus an HDMI-to-component converter if you want to use it through the OSSC).
Let's go through the possibilities:
If it's an official component cable in good condition and they know what they have, they'd be asking for more than that.
If it's an official component cable in good condition but they think it's just some random old cable, they'd be asking for less than that.
If it's an official component cable in bad condition, you probably don't want to buy it anyway unless you're up for the challenge of repairing it.
If it's a Bitfunx component cable, then the price is about right, but it's not the same quality as an official one.
Honestly, unless you have very specific needs, you're almost always better off just buying a Carby or other GCVideo-based HDMI adpater, and using an HDMI-to-component converter if you need component.
A basic DAC like this one won't add lag.
Don't bother with the Carby component cable. Get a regular Carby and an HDMI-to-component converter. Reason being, you really want the latest GCVideo firmware so you can disable chroma interpolation for best results with GBI.
I use retro pi with the settings hdmi_group=1 and hdmi_mode=8 along with this to get 240p on my crt from my pi4
I use this to convert from HDMI to component from my retro pie and it supports 240p. Ur d series should have component input
In that case a good option is using the RetroTINK 2X-Mini and an HDMI to component converter. The RT2X Mini has a passthrough mode so you don't need to worry about your TV not accepting the 480p signal.
For best results you'd want to RGB mod your N64 and then use the HD Retrovision SNES cables.
Hey! For some reason I just missed all the notifications for this post, real sorry about that. You probably already found that the link you sent was really likely to work, but in case it gave you trouble, here's the exact one I used, and it worked like a champ except for the fact it didn't come with a power cable and I had to solder one together myself: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R19BG7O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Let me know how it worked out for you!
You can also do that with a cheap HDMI-to-component converter.
Not much you can do without modifying it. You'll need to use a VCR or something to demodulate the RF output into composite video for the RT5X.
Assuming it's the original model and not the smaller SNS-101, you can use an RGB cable or an HD Retrovision component video cable.
S-Video is as good as it gets for unmodified consoles.
If it's a DOL-001 you can use a GCVideo HDMI adapter, plus an HDMI-to-component converter if you want to use the RT5X to upscale it. If it's a DOL-101 you're stuck with S-Video.
Component video cable.
Component video cable..
RGB cable, or wait for HD Retrovision's component cable if they ever manage to get it out.
Try something like this
EDIT: Full list of converters
Do you mean you want 480p component out of the Gamecube and then double it to 960p? That's certainly doable with an OSSC and some people do use their Gamecubes that way; personally I find 960p to be too sharp as it highlights the flaws of what is relatively low resolution 3D, so I prefer to just use 480p and let the TV scale it up the rest of the way. The GCHD can connect to the OSSC with Wii component cables, but any other GCVideo adapter would work with a converter like these:
If you want the Gamecube to output to multiple HDMI sources (maybe a display and a capture card) at once then you can just use an HDMI splitter for that.
I've heard good things about this Portta one.
A DOL-001 with a Carby is all you really need. Where you go from there is up to personal preference and how your TV's internal upscaler behaves. Many TVs upscale 480p just fine on their own. I like the look of 480p line-doubled to 960p, and for that you'd need an HDMI-to-component converter and an OSSC. Others like the smoothed, ringy, contrast-boosted look of the mClassic cables. Whatever suits you.
Progressive scan (480p) should be used whenever it's available. Most games that don't natively support 480p can be forced using Swiss.
Doesn't the Raspberry Pi 4 have a composite video output built in? I know the older models do. Anyway, no, you don't need to connect external sync because composite video includes a sync signal. You'll just need an RCA-to-BNC adapter.
Also, since that model supports RGB and YPbPr, consider using an HDMI-to-component converter instead for a much nicer picture. You'll also need to set the Pi to output 480i or 240p so your monitor can sync to it. There should be guides floating around that will show you how to do that. I don't use a Pi myself so I can't really help you there.
This is what you're looking for https://www.amazon.com/Portta-Component-Converter-support-Channels/dp/B00R19BG7O
Make sure you're outputting 480p or 240p, not 480i. Hopefully your hdmi mod is outputting 480p already, this is just a reminder.
Did you get this resolved?
I had my 350 set up in my parents extra room, to a little receiver. It had hdmi and component out. I simply had one going to the TV. and the other component cables going to the slingbox. They recently changed their boxes to HDMI out only. I bought a converter, and it didnt work well. I tried an hdmi splitter too. nothing seemed to work.
When I try : cable box (hdmi) -> hdmi/component converter -> slingbox component input -> slingbox component output -> TV.... the Tv does get audio and video. It seems the pass through is working. It just does not want to stream.
I ordered a different converter to see if that helps. (this one https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00R19BG7O/r)