I nabbed one of these spiffy lil' guys for a mere SIX dollars on eBay recently! Enjoying the heck out of it on my 34" Sampo direct view CRT
I don't happen to own any standard def CRT TVs with YPbPr at the moment, but the manual for the 1020 is kinda unclear on its support for SD. It's a transcoder, so I'm assuming it would have zero trouble passing any resolution from 480i to 1080i/1080p. HOWEVER, I was just curious if anyone here ever tried one of their old units with a '240p' game console (in case I bring it to a buddy's house sometime).
Also curious if, like the Audio Authority 9A60, it outputs Rec. 709 regardless of resolution, or if the X-Vue is also capable of Rec. 601. Not a big deal for this particular question, just curious
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Link Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:43 am Post subject:
I had one of those way back. Loved it. I can't remember testing 480i throught it but I did test 1080i and watched Pitch black with way more detail. I don't think it changes color space. It transcodes and adds the gamma bump. I did manage to run 1600x1200@106(?)Hz through it. Picture was good that was the top end of my Sony G520P's abilities. I also used it to add gamma for gaming on the PC _________________ Tech support for nothing
Link Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:23 am Post subject:
I had one of those way back. Loved it. I can't remember testing 480i throught it but I did test 1080i and watched Pitch black with way more detail. I don't think it changes color space. It transcodes and adds the gamma bump. I did manage to run 1600x1200@106(?)Hz through it. Picture was good that was the top end of my Sony G520P's abilities. I also used it to add gamma for gaming on the PC
I use it for adding gamma to 31+ kHz sources on the VGA input of my 240p+480i / 640x480-1024x768 (or 720p and 1080i if your source outputs it) multiformat CRT monitor. For the 15kHz daughterboard, I actually have a X-Vue Gamma Boost connected! Heh. But yeah, don't really EVER use it for transcoding to component, just delicious gamma.
I still haven't figured out if it supports 15kHz, I will need to dig up an old Extron box that can force negative sync to find out once and for all. There are jumpers inside for things such as composite sync or HV sync, and sync polarity... but I am pretty sure composite sync output is forced to positive. I forget the deets, it's not pressing since I just use the X-Vue Gamma Boost for 15kHz but perhaps someday I will get to the bottom of this
Not like there's really anyone out there who CARES, but I get quite a bit of enjoyment out of getting solid answers, heh - it just seems very unlikely that a mere transcoder would not support 480i/240p (ok, I could SOMEWHAT fathom one not handling 240p... but not really. Plenty of RGB *decoders* don't, but composite/svid to RGB or component is a whole diff ballgame than RGB <-> component transcoding). For science! Or rather, for super-outdated video gear that I am unreasonably obsessed with _________________ http://ebay.us/LJII4Q
^ This “AV Stack” right here is just the tip of the iceberg, got drawers overflowing with all sorts of cables, adapters, converters, transcoders... then a separate room for the mounds of stuff I have on eBay / to eventually be listed on eBay.
Drowning in electricity!
Also, this link below (not my site) shows the monitor I have, I implemented the RGB mod in the article except I opted for 4 BNC connectors instead. The thing is a beast! Dual subwoofers, I am scared to turn the volume much further than ~33%!
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