xlom3000
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Component or S-Video?

01 Feb 2019, 10:33

I'm wanting to use my pc-engine with my retrotink and I'm curious if one of the benefits of the super sd system is that it will work over component or s-video. Everything I've seen just says RGB, but stoneage gamer also sells composite cables with their units. I attempted to search the forms, but apparently the word video it too generic for the search haha.

SavagePencil
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Re: Component or S-Video?

01 Feb 2019, 15:51

I don’t think you’ll find any Genesis/MD Mk. II S-video cables. The only component ones I know about are HD Retrovision’s...I don’t see any reason why they *wouldn’t* work, but I can’t confirm. Would be good to hear if they do!

EDIT: cursory search on this board indicates that the HD Retrovision cables *do* work.

Mobiusstriptech
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Joined: 13 Apr 2018, 15:41

Re: Component or S-Video?

01 Feb 2019, 17:27

HDRetrovision cables do provide component video and will be equivalent to RGB output. S-Video is not natively available. You would need an internal mod in the console or a separate RGB to s-video circuit.

xlom3000
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Re: Component or S-Video?

01 Feb 2019, 20:41

Awesome, component will suffice then! I'm pretty sure it's technically higher quality than s-video anyway. Thanks!

WestSide
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Re: Component or S-Video?

12 Feb 2019, 00:06

Component is always better than S-Video. The best video output you can get on CRT North American T.V's anyways.

Torgo
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Re: Component or S-Video?

22 Jul 2019, 03:06

My Duo is modded for S-Video that I run through my RetroTink 2X, and it looks great

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pixeljunkie
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Joined: 11 May 2018, 20:59

Re: Component or S-Video?

30 Jul 2019, 20:50

Torgo wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 03:06
My Duo is modded for S-Video that I run through my RetroTink 2X, and it looks great
another plug for retrotink - even with just composite looks great, especially since the PCE has the BEST composite video output of any console of that era.

cybercylon
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Joined: 02 Dec 2018, 16:39

Re: Component or S-Video?

30 Jul 2019, 23:00

If one has an OSSC, an HD retrovision genesis component cable might do the trick. I've been meaning to get one of those cables, but holding off on spending for the time being.

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