Building, maintaining and running a classic gaming setup can be frustrating. Not only are prices constantly increasing, but when you do find that perfect retro gaming TV or monitor, often the converter you need to hook up your system has long been discontinued, as mainstream retailers abandon analogue video in favour of HDMI.
Thanks to our good friend Mike Chi at RetroTINK, however, you don’t need to hunt far and wide for a good quality RGB to component video converter, or a component to RGB converter, thanks to the new Comp2RGB and RGB2Comp devices.
With Comp2RGB, component video goes in (via RCA/Phono cables) and RGB video goes out (via SCART).
With RGB2Comp, RGB video goes in (via SCART), and component video comes out (via RCA/Phono cables).
It’s that simple. Now you can hook up component video to that classic professional monitor that only has RGB inputs, or perhaps your RGB SCART console to an American TV set that only has component video.
- Supports SD (240p, 288p, 480i, 480p, 476i, 576p) and HD (720p/1080i/1080p) resolutions*
- Powered by MicroUSB or one of our multi-region power supply units
- No picture conversion, no input lag. Use anywhere in your video chain with confidence
- Housed in a professional injection moulded case
* Note – Please ensure your device is compatible, most SCART TVs, for instance, are not able to display resolutions greater than 480i and in some cases feeding in higher resolutions may actually damage your hardware.
RetroTINK transcoders outperform the competition! Already the RetroTINK Comp2RGB and RGB2Comp transcoders are getting great feedback, check out the mini review/comparison posted here.
The RGB2COMP/COMP2GRGB transcoders do not remove Macrovision copy protection from DVDs or VHS cassettes.
Attention – Sony Trinitron CRT owners – It has come to our attention that certain Sony CRTs (e.g KV-21LS30U and KV-14LT1U) produce an off colour image when used with the Comp2RGB. This can be solved by adding a sync stripper to the output of the Comp2RGB unit. We are not sure why this works, since Comp2RGB outputs composite sync anyway (rather than composite video for sync that sync strippers are designed for).
An external sync stripper such as those built into GScart switches will work well, or you can use a Sync in SCART board inside your SCART cable. Please remember our Sync in SCART boards output TTL level sync so it is also necessary to add an attenuation resistor to the cable in this case.