PC to SCART Video Connection

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by Kyoto, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Kyoto

    Kyoto Active Member

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    So this my hurdle for the meantime. I'd like a nice crisp SD video running from PC to my TV.
    It is a PAL television model, NTSC compatible? I'm not sure.

    - The PC has a video card that allows connection out for: DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI (VGA adapter)
    - The Kenzei adapter is being used to convert the VGA to SCART.
    - The Television has SCART and S-Video sockets.

    Here is the Kenzei, lovely piece of kit, connected with the VGA cables running:
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    Here is the television along with the connectors at the back:
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    So the setup is: DVI/VGA from PC is going to the Kenzei, SCART from Kenzei going to Television, I have been able to mess around with the Video Card settings, I've tried various PAL/NTSC resolutions, Hz, interlaced, etc with no luck.
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    What I can't change with this video card refresh rate (currently 31khz or so) which might be causing the issues as seen in the video below. According to other members using a Video Card that can output at 15KHz instead of this one might solve the issue, however we are not certain.

    I was thinking about using a video card like this as it supports the 15khz refresh rate: http://www.ultimarc.com/avgainf.html

    Here is a video showing how the 3rd monitor (TV) appears with a video running on VLC, different results depending on the video card settings on windows: https://vid.me/LO2R

    Does anyone have any solutions or know what the issue may be?
     
  2. zoinknoise

    zoinknoise hectic danger days

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    it really sounds like your TV must have a standard PAL signal, and your current video card plus the Kenzei isn't giving it the signal it wants.

    i would still recommend an inexpensive scan converter; it will take VGA input and output S-video/composite, which of course you can wire right into a SCART connector. no need for the Kenzei or another video card.

    the resulting PAL signal won't be RGB, but since you are using a CRT television it will still look very nice in S-video.
     
  3. Kyoto

    Kyoto Active Member

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    Thanks, yes I'll have to find a converter that is 50hz compatible at least, if I could find that in the meantime it would be great and not too expensive.

    The scart setup is still something I'd like to complete after going through all this setup.
     
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