Scart to Component with OSSC to use with CRT

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    Cbo2188
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    Hey all

    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!

    #24873
    SavagePencil
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    Yes, buy a Tendak HDMI -> VGA convertor. Just to be sure, though, what brand/model is your VGA -> component convertor?

    #24874
    nmalinoski
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    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.

    Also, speaking of the HD Retrovision cables, while HD Retrovision’s store is still closed, it looks like CastleMania Games currently has the Genesis cables in stock.

    #24878
    Cbo2188
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    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.

    #24879
    nmalinoski
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    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.

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