AKURA Dreamcast HDMI Box

Discussion in 'Sega Dreamcast Development and Research' started by beharius, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Auction_Sniper

    Auction_Sniper Rapidly Rising Member

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    Need it, need it, need it... I have my R7 DC under the tv, but haven't used it in years due to the lack of VGA, and reluctance to cut the shell with modding.

    This looks good if it is a self contained unit completely powered by the DC itself, no more crap hassles with spaghetti strands of cables and external VGA to HDMI adapter nonsense.

    That said, would this open the possibility of external HDMI adaptors for other consoles that can output a 5V signal on the RGB output? (Saturn, SNES, Neo Geo, Megadrive).
     
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  2. beharius

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    Yes, it's self powered, no need for an AC adapter.
    We will launch more cool products in the near future...
     
  3. Xerxes3rd

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    @beharius Do you know how much current is available on the 5V line coming out of the Dreamcast? It'd be awesome if your device had a 5V header that could be used to power a Raspberry Pi (configured as a DreamPi).
     
  4. beharius

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    I haven't tested it. It may not be sufficient.
     
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  5. stoney05

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    Can you add me to the wait list please?
     
  6. Xerxes3rd

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    I suppose I could wire up a MicroUSB cable to my Kuro and test the Pi on it. Offhand, do you know how much current the Akura draws?
     
  7. beharius

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    Akura draws 180mA. It has an optional AC adapter jack too.
     
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  8. Tomleecee

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    Add me to the list please :)
     
  9. aab

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    I believe I still have one of your early early scanline generators, definitely want one of these please!!
     
  10. beharius

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    Yes, I remember those black boxes :)
     
  11. Joe Szymkowicz

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    Add me to the list. Very excited about this and I will be purchasing one as BBS has a history of producing quality work.
     
  12. beharius

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    New video playing on a 21.5" PC monitor

     
  13. mistamontiel

    mistamontiel ..!!

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    Wow your thread really took off ! Because who wants to solder their precious Dreamcast !? This is incredible ! It seems that having VGA on a television is a luxury like having RGB in America

    Is your new to-HDMI box able to tap into both RGB and VGA ? Just the VGA ?

    Does it allow for stretch to fill the whole screen ?
     
  14. beharius

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    It's near full screen except small borders on sides as seen on the video. Like Hanzo it has an RGB/VGA switch for playing non VGA games via switch trick. It can't output 480i, only progressive.
     
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  15. mistamontiel

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    Beautiful , ya with modern displays there always seems to be bordering but very minor bordering !
     
  16. ultramecha

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    Does this mean 480i Dreamcast games will not work, or just require the same "Codebreakers" trick to boot?
     
  17. mistamontiel

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    Only the VGA 480p mode is supported

    The switch trick is there for the titles that simply don't have the progressive scan VGA flag set
     
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  18. beharius

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    While booting with RGB mode if you change the switch to the VGA mode, you can play majority of the RGB games. This is called vga switch trick. Also boot discs can work too.
     
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  19. ultramecha

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    Awesome!
     
  20. jetsfan4ever80

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    Very excited for this. Please add me to the list.
     

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