Those who follow the Skooter Blog already know that the best image of the original hardware of some classic consoles in modern TVs can be obtained using RGB cables and upscalers like Frame Master. I already had a RGB SCART cable for the Super Nintendo and one for the Playstation One, but with the acquisition of Frame Master I decided it was time to make a upgrade for higher quality cables.
In several forums on old consoles and related the seller retro_console_accessories from the store retroaccessories from the eBay is considered the best in the construction industry these cables, that are made to order. So it was with her that I decided to make my new acquisition. It is noteworthy that her announcements are turned on and off on demand. When it is with many cables to, it disables some ads and reactive again when the queue decreases, avoiding delays in posting. Then it is possible that the ads are disabled and have to wait a few days. Sometimes one or the other item is not listed at the time, then one must ask her to re-list.
My purchase was 5 items:
- 1x Super Nintendo stereo RGB SCART lead SNES CSYNC FULL SHIELD, GROUNDED cable
- 1x US seller! Sony Playstation PS1 PS2 PS3 SCART RGB sync-on-luma cable
- 2x Upgrade any SCART or Xrgb cable to coaxial pro cabling Saturn Genesis SNES etc
- 1x Micomsoft XRGB Mini Passive adapter for Euro SCART to XRGB Mini 8 pin
The Super Nintendo stereo RGB SCART lead SNES CSYNC FULL SHIELD, GROUNDED cable is the RGB SCART cable Super Nintendo, and works both in the North American version quite common in Brazil, as in the Brazilian version of Playtronic. Note that chose the CSYNC version, Using pure synchronizing signal instead of the synchronization signal that is put together with the composite video, and this results in a higher image quality and without additional adjustments Frame Master, as I explained in another article.
The US seller! Sony Playstation PS1 PS2 PS3 SCART RGB sync-on-luma cable is the RGB SCART cable for Playstation One. The Playstation unfortunately does not have a pure synchronization signal at its output. But, it has the S-Video signal. As I explained in another article, usually the synchronization information is removed from the composite video channel, but it is also present in the S-Video luminance channel when it is present. Note that the S-Video has two components: luminance and chrominance, and only the first one also has the synchronization signal. It is more advantageous to take the luminance channel of the signal S-Video than the composite video channel, the compound for the synchronization channel video signal is mixed with the luminance and chrominance composite video, while the S-Video luminance channel does not have chrominance information, in other words, although not a pure synchronizing signal, is purer than the composite video by having only the luminance extra information that is not needed. Ideally pure signal, without modifying the internal Playstation, the synchronization of the luminance is the best we can get. And anyway it is already much better than the synchronization that comes along with composite video. This cable is, therefore, even better than the official line from Sony, it is also almost impossible to find nowadays. It should also work on Playstation 2 and 3, but not tested. It is noteworthy that in the case of Playstation 3 is better then use the HDMI.
The third item, Upgrade any SCART or Xrgb cable to coaxial pro cabling Saturn Genesis SNES etc, is actually not a cable, but a upgrade which can be applied to any of the cables retro_console_accessories sold. I bought two upgrades to apply the aforementioned two cables. Not that the standard cables are bad, they must have the correct shield connected to the grounding pin and being greater than the large majority of available cables around. But with upgrade, SCART RGB cables are made with a cable having multiple internally mini coaxial cables, in other words, each component is individually shielded with a unique mesh for the component. This is how all SCART cables should be made, with coaxial cable in miniature for each audio signal, video or sync. But unfortunately the cheapest SCART cables often use plain wires for all signals, resulting in a loss of image quality and / or noise in audio, and reducing the maximum length of cable. The Upgrade is especially recommended for those who, I like, used switches SCART the installation, for thus it is possible to compensate for the loss of quality that can be introduced by such devices, although I have not noticed any loss with my.
Finally, the last item, Micomsoft XRGB Mini Passive adapter for Euro SCART to XRGB Mini 8 pin is just another SCART adapter for Frame Master, as such others I had previously purchased. I decided to purchase only to compare with what I had, see if he could possibly have superior, and also to make a booking, after all they can become rarity in the more distant future, particularly if the Frame Master have a future successor that has SCART input directly or JP21.
I can say I was quite pleased with the quality of RGB SCART cables. Caramba, the cables are thick. Thicker than the SCART RGB cable for Mega Drive 1 / Sega Genesis 1 / Mega Drive 2 by Tec Toy with Stereo Audio (Pack-a-Punched!) my Mega Drive, which is already a great cable. Of course, only the thickness does not guarantee that the cable is better, it is possible that there are mini coaxial surpluses within the cable, that are not being used. But anyway is a first cable, My classic consoles deserve so cables. 🙂
The adapter – Micomsoft XRGB Mini Passive adapter for Euro SCART to XRGB Mini 8 pin – It is similar to others I had previously purchased, but is thicker and a little shorter, As can be seen in photos. I did not notice a difference in quality, but I ended up leaving this new and spent the previous to the reserve.
Check out some pictures of the products:
Here is the tracking information package:
|23/01/2015 18:46||CSD [Removed]||Delivery Effected|
|23/01/2015 10:21||[Removed]||Out for delivery to the recipient|
|22/01/2015 14:54||CTE CAMPINAS – Valinhos / SP||Routed|
|Referred to CDD [Removed]|
|20/01/2015 10:01||CTCI Paraná – Curitiba / PR||Routed|
|CTE transit Em CAMPINAS – Valinhos / SP|
|20/01/2015 09:59||International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR||Awarded|
|Freed peels alfândega|
|23/12/2014 08:37||INTERNATIONAL TRAT Unidade PARANA – Curitiba / PR||Routed|
|In transit to customs supervision – Customs supervision / BR|
|23/12/2014 08:36||INTERNATIONAL TRAT Unidade PARANA – Curitiba / PR||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
|14/12/2014 16:07||UNITED STATES||Routed|
|In transit to International Treatment Unit – BRAZIL / BR|
|12/12/2014 16:53||UNITED STATES||Posted|
And the purchase summary table:
|Store:||eBay | Seller: retro_console_accessories | Store: retroaccessories|
|Shipping Type:||USPS First Class|
|Shipping Fee:||US$ 21,65|
|Package Home Country:||USA|
|Time in Transit:||42 days|
|Type Marked Content:||–|
And here I close the article on the new cables RGB for Super Nintendo and Playstation One, not acquired eBay, with the seller retro_console_accessories, from the store retroaccessories, with a positive assessment for the products and for the seller.
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