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Aska

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Ive been working hard at an hdmi solution for saturn. My test pcbs should be arriving soon. I currently my design is external but sourcing 10pin mini connector is becoming difficult. So what would the scene nce prefer??
 

Aska

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Looking for the male connector, I've only found a 1-2 places that actually have some.
 

zone66x

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Yeah definitely harder to find an actually diy male connector for that one. Do you need all 10 pins for signal? Technically a USB3 and DB9 cable has 9 pins plus the the connector shield as ground.
 

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No actually 7 is needed.RGB, Sync,5v and L&R audio. Ground is also connected to the connector shield .
 

antime

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The 10-pin connector isn't an actual DIN standard, which is why you can't find them at any of the normal component distributors.

Edit: This might be the right type of connector, though I couldn't find the part on the manufacturer's own website.
 

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Exactly I’ve found few but so little quantity.
 

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I just randomly found this on Google when looking for Saturn link cable images :oops:

Xtreme HDMI Cable for Original SEGA Saturn


I guess your cable will be similar?
 

Aska

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Originally planned to be then was beat to the punch. So I have been experimenting with an internal solution. But mine I had accounted for the resolution changes and was powered by the console rather a 5v USB.
 

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Those cheap HDMI cables have a lot of issues. They use the same scaling hardware used in cheap TVs which means they are slow and laggy. Then there's the problems with resolution changes, ghosting, etc.

I justified my HD Retrovision cable because I can use it on both the Saturn and Genesis. It's pretty much flawless, although I still wish I had an HDMI cable for the Saturn instead of having to share a cable for one input. Modern TVs are lucky to have one component input, much less two..
 

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Mine is more of a adapter than a cable. You would plug it the back of your Saturn and plug an HDMI cable to it rather than all in to one. It's already a niche market. So with the cables being readily available now. Kinda makes re think the whole project. But its great to see so much life in the community.
 

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Yeah it's kinda nice to see people pouring their passion and skills to bring out the potential in the consoles they love :)
 

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Those cheap HDMI cables have a lot of issues. They use the same scaling hardware used in cheap TVs which means they are slow and laggy. Then there's the problems with resolution changes, ghosting, etc.

I justified my HD Retrovision cable because I can use it on both the Saturn and Genesis. It's pretty much flawless, although I still wish I had an HDMI cable for the Saturn instead of having to share a cable for one input. Modern TVs are lucky to have one component input, much less two..
Can it be used on a genisis thats hasnt had a triple bypass installed?
 

BlueCollarGamer

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That would be a yes then. A triple bypass is an RGB amp mod.

 
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