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Scart to HDMI upscaler

Postby dilwyn » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:12 pm

The SCART to HDMI upscaler which I have for my QL, to connect it to a TV or monitor with HDMI connection, seems to no longer be available.

The same company now offers this on eBay - has anyone tried it, or have any idea if it would also work with QL? For all I know it might be nothing more than the sdame electronics just packed into a smaller fancier box (it looks better than the older one I have and lower price too!). It's available from various sellers at various prices on eBay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1080P-SCART-to-HDMI-Upscaler-Converter-Video-Adapter-for-HDTV-PS2-STB-VHS-DVD-/321429920174?epid=632954454&hash=item4ad6b759ae:g:TXYAAOSw3v5YrGld

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Re: Scart to HDMI upscaler

Postby stephen_usher » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:05 am

It looks like that box can only handle composite video and not RGB.


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Re: Scart to HDMI upscaler

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:23 am

Hi,

I am wonder how difficult a task to produce an RGB to HDMI converter for the QL or other RGB based systems.

The SCART->HDMI converter as stated only uses CVBS signal conversion.

SCART was supposed to make the connection of video equipment in a standard way. But maybe not...


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Re: Scart to HDMI upscaler

Postby vanpeebles » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:53 am

I got the metal box type one recently and was really impressed how it made my Sega Megadrive look like on a 1080p modern HDTV.


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Re: Scart to HDMI upscaler

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:24 am

Hi,

Can you post some pictures of the upscaler and how the Mega Drive looks?


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Re: Scart to HDMI upscaler

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Re: Scart to HDMI upscaler

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:55 am

Hi,

The one you have, looks like:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scart-HDMI-to ... 0005.m1851

From Hong Kong @ £19.02 with 10% discount on more than one.



Ebay wrote:Description

This Item Converter up-scales SCART signal (including RGB, Composite Video and Audio) from devices such as Sky, Sky+, DVD player, set-top box, HD player, Game Console (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, XBOX360 etc.) to digital HDMI 720p or 1080P. It also can connect a HD video source with HDMI input.

Features:
1. Brand new and high quality
2. Upscales SCART signal (RGB or Composite Video) to HDMI 720p or 1080P
3. 3.5mm & coaxial audio out
4. SCART audio is integrated into HDMI out as well as pass-through to earphone or amplifier
5. Automatically detect RGB (50/60Hz), Composite Video (NTSC/PAL)
6. Auto-store setting of output resolution

Specifications:
1. HDMI output: connect to HDTV, HDMI monitor or projector
2. HDMI output format:720P@50/60Hz, 1080P@50/60HZ
3. Audio output format: Digital coaxial audio, analog stereo audio
4. SCART input: DVD, set top box, game consoles, etc.
5. SCART input format: PAL/NTSC_M/NTSC4.43/SECAM/PLA-M/PAL-N
HDMI input format: 6. 480i/576i/480P/576P/720P@50_60Hz/1080i@50_60Hz/1080P@50_60Hz
7. Compatible with several DVI format: 800X600, 1024X768, 1280X1024, 1360X768, 1680X1050, 1920X1080 etc.
8. 3.5mm audio interface: Connect to analog audio amplifier or headphones
8. Digital coaxial output: Connect to digital audio amplifier or receiver
9. Power Supply:110V to 240V AC Input /5V 1A DC Output

Package Included:
1x SCART/HDMI to HDMI Video Converter
1x Power Adapter


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Re: Scart to HDMI upscaler

Postby Silvester » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:16 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:Hi,

The one you have, looks like:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scart-HDMI-to ... 0005.m1851

From Hong Kong @ £19.02 with 10% discount on more than one.

Excuse slight tangent to thread, but VAT trigger limit is £15, so what would be real cost? I've ordered quite a lot of stuff from China, but always kept below £15 (incl. p/p). AFAIK minimum extra charge is £8 to collect VAT. Or do you ask for Gift...


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Re: Scart to HDMI upscaler

Postby Derek_Stewart » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:45 pm

HI,

I am hoping they would send it as a gift and the customs would not look at it closely.

But payament of the VAT is clear problem and import more than one would mean import tax and VAT.

Maybe not worth the effort.


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Re: Scart to HDMI upscaler

Postby Outsoft » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:20 pm

Derek_Stewart wrote:Hi,

The one you have, looks like:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scart-HDMI-to ... 0005.m1851

From Hong Kong @ £19.02 with 10% discount on more than one.



Ebay wrote:Description

This Item Converter up-scales SCART signal (including RGB, Composite Video and Audio) from devices such as Sky, Sky+, DVD player, set-top box, HD player, Game Console (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, XBOX360 etc.) to digital HDMI 720p or 1080P. It also can connect a HD video source with HDMI input.

Features:
1. Brand new and high quality
2. Upscales SCART signal (RGB or Composite Video) to HDMI 720p or 1080P
3. 3.5mm & coaxial audio out
4. SCART audio is integrated into HDMI out as well as pass-through to earphone or amplifier
5. Automatically detect RGB (50/60Hz), Composite Video (NTSC/PAL)
6. Auto-store setting of output resolution

Specifications:
1. HDMI output: connect to HDTV, HDMI monitor or projector
2. HDMI output format:720P@50/60Hz, 1080P@50/60HZ
3. Audio output format: Digital coaxial audio, analog stereo audio
4. SCART input: DVD, set top box, game consoles, etc.
5. SCART input format: PAL/NTSC_M/NTSC4.43/SECAM/PLA-M/PAL-N
HDMI input format: 6. 480i/576i/480P/576P/720P@50_60Hz/1080i@50_60Hz/1080P@50_60Hz
7. Compatible with several DVI format: 800X600, 1024X768, 1280X1024, 1360X768, 1680X1050, 1920X1080 etc.
8. 3.5mm audio interface: Connect to analog audio amplifier or headphones
8. Digital coaxial output: Connect to digital audio amplifier or receiver
9. Power Supply:110V to 240V AC Input /5V 1A DC Output

Package Included:
1x SCART/HDMI to HDMI Video Converter
1x Power Adapter


I have 2 of these on my QL's: all works very well ;)



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