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 Post subject: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:42 am 
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It seems there aren't any SCART cables for Minimig available for sale, and everyone has to try making up their own.

So, I was wondering how many people would be interested in getting a ready made one. If there's enough interest I'd be happy to build a few and put them for sale. (Payment using Paypal) My idea would be to make these in 1.5m length.

Feedback would be welcome :)

Edwin

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 Post subject: Re: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:45 pm 
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I would be. Until now Im usind an old Amstrad CPC (PAL only) monitor and sometimes CRT screen.
Also I do have a new 32" LCD TV with SCART plug. Would be nice to have Minimig on that screen as well because the build-in VGA also only sync on at least 60Hz (VGA standard).

Maybe I will build my own VGA2SCART cable but if there could be a long and shilded build, I would prefer that :)

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 Post subject: Re: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:36 pm 
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I think you can buy a standard scart to vga cable that would do the job of connecting your minimig to a tv with a scart connector.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SCART-Cable-to-SV ... 240%3A1318

or

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2M-SCART-TO-15-PI ... 240%3A1318

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 Post subject: Re: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:18 pm 
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Hi dwyloc,

Thanks for the info! There doesn't seem to be much interest in SCART cables for the Minimig after all, only two persons replied saying they would want one.

The cables you mentioned seem to be (quoting one of the sellers) 90% compatible. One would have to try them out though.

I was thinking of making a shielded VGA to SCART cable complete with audio, but my price point wouldn't compare very well, unfortunately.

Cheers!
Edwin

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 Post subject: Re: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:29 pm 
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Ah thanks for the info, I did never search for such a thing before :)

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 Post subject: Re: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:24 pm 
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I would be very interested in one as my 42" Panasonic does not have VGA input. I don't mind what the price is (within reason!)


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 Post subject: Re: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:30 am 
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Hi,

I've got material for assembling a few cables. This weekend I'll make the first trial, and will announce when cables are available, as well as a reasonable price for them. Full details and specs will come later.

Cheers!
Edwin

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 Post subject: Re: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:24 pm 
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To those interested in these cables, I've just assembled and tested the first two cables.

I had some problems on my Grundig 29" TV which is equipped with two SCART inputs. It took me all of a whole hour to find out that it only supports RGB on SCART 1. After that it took me yet another couple of hours to finally tire myself playing. 8-)

When running the Minimig in 15KHz mode keep in mind that video post processing done by the Amber module will not work. This might affect people who intend to connect to an LCD. Scanlines and minimig video filters will be effectively bypassed in current firmwares equipped with these features.

I have enough material to put nine cables for sale in the coming weeks. I am starting off by splitting 3m cables in two. Standard length is 1.5m. On special request I can supply 1.0m cables. For every such cable, I will then be able supply a 2.0m cable for those who want them.

Shorter cables are great for those who don't want a lot of clutter and have the minimig located near the monitor/TV.

A photo of one of the cables, connected to my minimig is attached to this post. Price will be announced once I get a quote for Jiffy bags and postage. Price will vary a bit in direct relation to cable length.

Cheers!
Edwin


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Minimig-SCART.JPG [ 238.15 KiB | Viewed 7664 times ]

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 Post subject: Re: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:25 pm 
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Hi everyone,

A small update on prices and availability of cables. The first batch sold out and new stock has been made. This time only 1.5m cables are being offered, as the other lengths were a bit risky due to the high postage cost on the 2.0m cable.

Prices as at 16/06/2009 are as follows:
1.5m = EUR 14.40

Delivery to European destinations for a single 1.5m cable is EUR 5.37 for registered post.

Currently available: 2pcs

Cheers!
Edwin

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 Post subject: Re: Interest check - SCART cables for Minimig
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:22 pm 
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Put me down for a 1.5m one please :-)

Thanks,
Rudi.


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