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Offline blacksheeplogicTopic starter

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AV to HDMI
« on: December 11, 2019, 07:26:02 am »
I have several 8-bit computers (Atari mainly) and it's getting harder to find native composite AV inputs. I've tried using a Mini AV2HDMI 1080P Upscale but that has artifacts which I don't like. I recently tried a H18 8:1 HDMI switch that has 8 inputs, two of which are Analogue AV (1080P upscale) and it's does a excellent job but was quite expensive for my limited needs.

Any other converters worth trying that don't have a considerable lag, I've tried some of the capture devices but the lag makes them unusable. These are fully restored/original condition and I want to keep them that way.

 

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Re: AV to HDMI
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2019, 09:38:08 am »
I am using a couple of these converters: https://www.ebay.com/itm/283578877709 also on Atari 800 (NTSC) machines. Converters accept PAL and NTSC analog video on SCART and upconvert selectable to 720p or 1080p to HDMI. Units are based on a Philips/NXP SOC that is designed to used on LCD TV sets and works well without artifacts and movement lag. There are several vendors on eBay that offer said converter, the one in my link come with a (tiny) heatsink installed on the SOC, these chips run hot without a heatsink. Downside is that you need SCART input that may not be so available depending on where you are, in Europe SCART video connectors are very common.
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Re: AV to HDMI
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2019, 06:50:32 am »
I am using a couple of these converters: https://www.ebay.com/itm/283578877709 also on Atari 800 (NTSC) machines. Converters accept PAL and NTSC analog video on SCART and upconvert selectable to 720p or 1080p to HDMI. Units are based on a Philips/NXP SOC that is designed to used on LCD TV sets and works well without artifacts and movement lag. There are several vendors on eBay that offer said converter, the one in my link come with a (tiny) heatsink installed on the SOC, these chips run hot without a heatsink. Downside is that you need SCART input that may not be so available depending on where you are, in Europe SCART video connectors are very common.

Thanks I did not consider SCART, not that common here but it was used, I will grab one and see how it goes. Many of mine are also NTSC (NA) but I also have a couple of PAL (AUS/NZ) as well.
 

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Re: AV to HDMI
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2019, 09:34:44 am »
i can highly recommend using a professional scaler from the likes of Kramer, TVOne, Blackmagic etc the quality of the output and configuration options make them far superior to the cheap stuff from china

i have a collection of 4 TVOne scalers from the C2-XXXX range, now discontinued you should be able to pick them up off ebay for around £50-£80. That particular range doesn't do HDMI but they do DVI.

i did a short video on them a while back...


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