Today I Received...

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Re: Today I Received...

Postby bwinkel67 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:09 pm

Unsurprisingly the item was refunded today as it was wrongly listed...


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby dilwyn » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:24 pm

tofro wrote:Don't hold your hopes too high because this is exactly one of the devices that work fine with my HDMI monitors but not at all with Marcel's. But nothing wrong at that price :)
"Untested" is also considered the eBay euphemism of "broken beyond repair"....
Tobias

I have an identical looking upscaler device I purchased a year or two ago. Like Tobias, I too had mixed results.

With one TV, it gave a perfect, rock-steady display with the full 512 pixel QL display visible. Sadly, on another monitor with HDMI, there was a visible picture, but very fuzzy with distorted text etc. So I reverted to using its SCART input for now from that QL and just put up with the loss of characters until Marcel's QL-VGA arrives.

The company I dealt with over the Simple Video Scalar (who kindly let me return it for a refund) explained that these devices can be hit and miss especially with lower cost screens, which tend to only do a few fixed resolutions so may not cope well with what the upscalers throws at them.


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby robheaton » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:37 pm

dilwyn wrote:I have an identical looking upscaler device I purchased a year or two ago. Like Tobias, I too had mixed results.


I have the same upscaler and I found it worked quite well, however there was some pixel noise.
The best upscaler I've used is the OSSC. (Open Source Scan Converter) - The QL output is limited to 4:3, rather than the 16:9 offered by the cheaper devices.

The OSSC isn't cheap @ £150 - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Source-Converter-SCART-Component-Gaming/dp/B07QF95QP3/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=OSSC&qid=1582050988&sr=8-2
It also has a dedicated support forum - https://videogameperfection.com/forums/


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby bwinkel67 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:06 pm

I'm going to give it a try for only $21 it's not a big investment and I really just want a color picture in monitor mode. Unfortunately in the US no TV/monitor offers SCART input so you have to go with a converter.

When I did try my other SCART-to-HDMI, the one that could only convert Composite, the monitor handled the picture pretty well in QL F2 mode or when I tried other handheld games. I'm going to expect that it will cut off some on the left...this review is pretty spot on with regard to what I've already tried and what I've read elsewhere (no dialog just music and comparison images with text explaining the differences). It rated tied for best (though the youtuber preferred the other)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eEWO0ezbCY


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby bwinkel67 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:10 am

QL bottom case I ordered off of eBay. Initially just to see how a Q68 could be mounted in but now I'm thinking of making silicone molds and may need to invest in a top case.

Surprised how nice this one is. Looks completely clean and has no warp in the plastic...absolutely straight.

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What is D09-035825?

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Re: Today I Received...

Postby XorA » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:12 pm

New toy for +3

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Re: Today I Received...

Postby vanpeebles » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:24 pm

XorA wrote:New toy for +3

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They good them!


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby XorA » Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:49 pm

Soooper

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Re: Today I Received...

Postby tofro » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:11 pm

Look, it flies!


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Re: Today I Received...

Postby robheaton » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:04 pm

A pretty good haul today!

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ZX80 Clone, ZX81 + Chroma + ZXPand + Zeddynet, Just Speccy 128, Speccy 48K x2, Spectrum 128 +2, BB Sinclair QL + Trump Card Clone, Aurora + Super GC + QubIDE.
BBC Model B 32k + Datacenter + Z80 Tube, BBC B+64K, BBC Master 512, BBC Master 128k + Datacenter & 6502 Tube, Risc PC x2.
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