ColecoVision over HDMI

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Bill Loguidice
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It's actually one of my composite modded ColecoVisions running over an HDMI converter.

The idea is to go straight to my best capture device, which uses component, so I'll be converting from composite or S-VIDEO systems to HDMI and then down to component. We'll see if that works...

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Bill Loguidice
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Yep
clok1966 wrote:

I know i always thouhgt all the EMU's looked so good on PC with the clear graphics. I remeber the big hubub on MAME about scan lines and the 'fuzzy look". I prefer the crystal clear stuff, sure it give some of the old school stuff less leway with the graphics, thefuzz actually smoothed them a bit, but clear is IMHO a great look.

True. With that said, composite is still a low enough resolution that you still get some of the fuzziness, just without the interference. That's what always (and still does) bother me on systems with only RF output. I put all kinds of shielding on my RF cables when I have to use them to help reduce some of it. Some systems, like the VideoBrain, are amazingly well shielded and look crystal clear over RF, while others, like the Timex Sinclair 2068 and original Radio Shack Color Computer, have horrible interference.

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I know i always thouhgt all

I know i always thouhgt all the EMU's looked so good on PC with the clear graphics. I remeber the big hubub on MAME about scan lines and the 'fuzzy look". I prefer the crystal clear stuff, sure it give some of the old school stuff less leway with the graphics, thefuzz actually smoothed them a bit, but clear is IMHO a great look.

Bill Loguidice
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Agreed
Nathaniel Tolbert wrote:

That looks incredibly good for a colecovision. I seem to recall it being very fuzzy when I was a kid. I will be curious to see your videos when you post them.

Most of these old RF-based systems, once converted to composite or S-VIDEO, look crystal clear. It's amazing what happens when you remove such a source of interference... I try to snatch up such modded systems (if not already present in the original) whenever possible. Most recently I can recall I have two modded ColecoVisions, an Atari 7800, and an Atari 600XL. It makes a huge difference. I have a mod waiting for me to install in an Intellivision II that I'm looking forward to getting to sometime this century. Hope I don't mess that up...

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That looks good

That looks incredibly good for a colecovision. I seem to recall it being very fuzzy when I was a kid. I will be curious to see your videos when you post them.

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