Re: VGA and VIC chips

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:11:27 +0200
Message-ID: <8770F82DDC3F4C2AAEF6B1F2E7A0F5C0@ryds>
Michau wrote:

> When I have some time I will build a luma/chroma to SCART cable

I've got a such cable which I'm using with my C128 and 40" LCD. I am sorry 
to say that the S-Video input is sharp on the verge to being grainy, so not 
very nice to watch. I am actually considering using a regular composite 
video cable with that setup, as I find composite input nicer on the big LCD 
even if the signal itself is a little more blurry. My TV has menu settings 
to choose whether the secondary SCART should take S-Video or composite (or 
if the other option is RGB, I believe technically that should be the case as 
IIRC pins are shared between S-Video and RGB).

Of course, YMMV a lot depending on which LCD screen you use, how well your 
cable is made, which VIC-II based computer you use, chip revision etc. In my 
case I used to use a 28" CRT that took S-Video on one of its SCART inputs, 
and the picture with the same cable and C128 was well beyond OK so it is the 
change of TV that degrades my experience.

Another matter would be if Bil's contact only has a VGA monitor available, 
i.e. it can't take any other inputs no matter if it is a CRT or LCD.

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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