User talk:Pepsi max2k

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Just a quick note to say good work, looking forward to the finished article as I need a similar cable to link my Epia to Sony CRT. - User:DanGravell

Making VGA-Scart cables

With regards the interlace settings have you considered just a non-interlaced 50hz signal and using bob deinterlace? vsynch should work fine for making sure there's no picture tear. It looked fine on my s-video out with mythtv. That's except for the dulled colours that the tv-out provided of course.

Also good luck with the xbox. I'd actually been planning a vdr/softdevice based *xbox only* dvb stb using one of the artec usb dvb sticks still selling on ebay. I'd got all the software I needed running as I wanted it. I'd even managed to get an f: partition to co exist happily with several linux partitions before xbox partition support patches were available. However my xbox hardware is now scuppered (won't see the that the hard drive and/or the dvd is there) however that project was fun for the (long) time it lasted and I'd managed to backup any files I wanted by connecting the hd the pc afterwards.

Xebian should work fine with the cable as the xbox is - by default - producing tv compliant signals. A simpler solution however may be to use a normal xbox->RGB Scart cable. The signal is the same and all overscan on the xbox is dealt with inside the xbox anyway. Also xebian, like xbmc and the other xbox apps, outputs a 50hz (progrssive) signal and interlaced video needs to be de-interlaced somehow. Also in xbox linux distros the xfbset command can be used to set the overscan at whatever value you want all the way down to nothing.

For the desktop it may be possible to reduce the number of active pixels in an modeline or virtual treminal so the desktop is smaller than the actual 768x576 used and creates an artificial overscan. Personally I'm just using mythtv as a frontend for all the linux stuff I want to do so setting different sizes for tv and gui modes works for me.

Also are you the same pepsi max2k that's registered at xbox-scene and ngemu? If so can we move discussion to one of them? I'm registered as chipsugar at ngemu and chipagain at xbox-scene.

Ok I've see the thread at From now on I'll either reply to that post or PM you there.


Pepsi max2k: I'm hoping to try the VGA->Scart later today. I've got a Sony widescreen PAL CRT, and the following graphics card. I'm not sure if I can use the analogue signals direct out of the DVI port, or whether I'll use a DVI->VGA, then VGA->Scart. I'll let you know how I get on.

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 5B60 [Radeon X300 (PCIE)] 01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV370 [Radeon X300SE]