I’d like to try to use a Genesis on CRT through component cables. I’m in the USA. This may seem a little odd but I’m curious if I could use SCART to OSSC but output to component with some kind of HDMI-VGA adapter. I have a male VGA to component cable already. I know HD Retrovision makes cables but they are out of stock and I have the OSSC already. Thanks for your time and help!
You can use an OSSC, but I think it would be easier and better to use something like a ShinyBow SB-2840; that will do a simple colorspace conversion from RGB to YPbPr component.
Trying to use an OSSC and HDMI->VGA converter is just going to be way more expensive and complicated, and you’ll still need an RGB->YPbPr converter/transcoder, because a simple, passive VGA->component adapter like what I think you have isn’t going to do any conversion. The HD Retrovision cables have circuitry in them to convert RGB to YPbPr, and most VGA->component adapters will simply pass-through the original signals.
Thanks. Sounds like I would still need a converter to get to component output with the OSSC. I only have an OSSC and a VGA to Component Cable (but no converter). I’m probably just better off buying the HD Retrovision cables then. Thanks SavagePencil and nmalinoski for your help.
Sounds like I would still need a converter to get to component output with the OSSC. I only have an OSSC and a VGA to Component Cable (but no converter).
Correct; those simple VGA to component cables are simply for changing connectors, like if you needed to run a component cable into AV3 of the OSSC, or if you had a video processor that had a DE-15 output port that could output YPbPr component video.