Has anyone tried the Retrotink Scart with the Dreamcast?

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roker
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Has anyone tried the Retrotink Scart with the Dreamcast?

Post#1 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:40 pm

I'd get a DC HDMI setup but it's sold out, so I was wondering how this looks? Has anyone tried it? How does it compare to native VGA?

tripletopper
photon blast
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Re: Has anyone tried the Retrotink Scart with the Dreamcast?

Post#2 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:55 pm

I don't know I'm using the RetroTink SCART2VGA, And the first time I tried it it did not work.

If someone could answer this question, this may explain why retrotink doesn't work with my VGA monitor:

Is the Dreamcast opening scene considered 240p or 480i? If it's 480i, that explains it because the SCART2VGA is a line doubler for 240p and doesn't know how to deal with 480i.

VGA work for Saturn 32x 32 CD Sega CD Genesis and Master System but not quite yet Dreamcast.

(By the way the only system that works with this unmoded that is not a Sega system is a Super NES and only if you got the original edition. Sns001. Nothing else can natively output SCART)

roker
noob
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Re: Has anyone tried the Retrotink Scart with the Dreamcast?

Post#3 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:21 pm

So I found this tidbit of info but it's for an extron emotia switcher:

Converting 480p to 240p for a “retro” look:

If you run the 480p VGA signal through an Extron Emotia, you can force a 240p mode. I’ve tested this method and in my opinion (when using a display that doesn’t support 480p), a “forced 240p mode” looks better than 480i. Check out my 240p page for more information.


source: https://www.retrorgb.com/dreamcast.html

Also, you can use Scart on US systems, but not all games are compatible.

Effected Games (most): Giga Wing, Skies of Arcadia/Eternal Arcadia, Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 3, Super Street Fighter 2 X, Touken Retsuden 4 , Vampire Chronicle for Matching Service, Pop ‘n’ Musci

Those are some pretty solid titles.

Here's a cable you can buy:

https://retro-access.com/products/dream ... 667?aff=31

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