sound output

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  • #39422
    Tehashen
    Participant

    hi,

    I just ordered a component mod and i am wondering how to output the sound once the mod is installed.
    Through the old A/V connector like before?

    #39446
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    Yes that’s exactly right. The mod is, of course, also compatible with SID enhancements such as the SidFX board

    #39504
    emwee
    Participant

    I took an Video-Cable and tried it, but once I have it plugged in and switched on the C64 the image quality is really poor – if I unplug the video-cable all is fine.

    Note: I’ve tried two cables, happens with both – if I use just the component mod all is fine, if I just use the cables at the Video-Out all is fine.

    Is there any special cable needed?

    #39550
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    No that’s definitely not right. How is it poor? Image noise?

    #39570
    emwee
    Participant

    Image noise / blurry / colour problem – a bit of everything.

    I took some photos to show, as I have noticed that there is something else not correct: if I twist the plug of the component cable when it’s inside the jack, the screen changes also the color tint.

    These images show how it looks like without having the plug turned a bit to the left or right:
    Image out of Component mod without anything plugged in into the AV-Port:
    http://screenshooters.de/up/CompositeModwithoutAV.JPEG

    Image out of Component mod with a cable plugged in into the AV-Port:
    http://screenshooters.de/up/CompositeMod_with_AV.JPEG

    And these images are taken when I twisted the plug of the component mod a bit clockwise/counterclockwise:
    Image out of Component mod without anything plugged in into the AV-Port:
    http://screenshooters.de/up/CompositeModwithoutAVTwist35mmJack.JPEG

    Image out of Component mod with a cable plugged in into the AV-Port:
    http://screenshooters.de/up/CompositeMod_with_AV_Twist35mmJack.JPEG

    There is no change at the image out of the AV-Port of the C64, it is always good – with or without having the cable plugged into the Component Mod, also the color doesn’t change.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by emwee.
    #39648
    BuckoA51
    Keymaster

    Did you check your installation particularly the grounding points?

    #39649
    emwee
    Participant

    As far as I can, yes – I am using grounding points 3 and 5. Cant use the others, as there are no corresponding points at the board – should I try and connect the other grounding points by using a wire with ground?

    #39711
    TheCorfiot
    Participant

    Ok, twisting a 4 pole 3.5mm jackplug in its socket whilst it’s making a good connection defies logic as to why would you do that…

    Insert the jack firmly into the socket and all should be fine.

    You can get std mono audio from the existing 8 pin DIN AV socket but do not connect the video jack of the cable to the same monitor/TV if you are using the component out as you will introduce a ground loop which can effect the component output dependant on your Monitor.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by BuckoA51. Reason: clarification
    #39723
    emwee
    Participant

    @TheCorfiot: you are absolutely right – regulary you wont do it, but I did because I got the image output with wrong colors, there I noticed when turning it clockwise/counterclockwise it gives me the correct image at a special position.

    But! I now noticed that you need a little bit more “force” when plugging in the cable into the jack… then it gets a part of a millimeter deeper into the jack.

    Now I have no longer the problem with the unsharp image and I get perfect sound – but… this is how the image now looks like, crisp and sharp and… pink: http://screenshooters.de/up/comp-pink.jpeg

    Edit: FIXED! Got the tool for applying color-palettes and found a fitting one!

    Holy sh*t, this was a hard way 😉 – works now like a charm, many thanks for your help!

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