Amiga on 42" screen?

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Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Freshmaker » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:23 pm

Been thinking about this a while. I remember giving it a go once, but the game was totally sluggish. Like online with baaaad connection.

Would there be a way to hook the Amiga up to a 'modernish' tv, and having it working properly? Would be awesome to be able to just have it always available, in the living room...
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Steve Camber » Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:20 pm

It may help to set the TV to "Game mode" if that's anywhere in the settings. Modern TVs like to spend ages 'improving' the image before actually displaying it causing a delay. That's to be avoided if poss.
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Freshmaker » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:40 pm

Good call! I'll see if my tv's got that mode.

But, are there no boxes or hubs or something to use, to fix the signal?
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Steve Camber » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:56 pm

Just a scart cable should do. The less junk between the amiga and the TV the better basically.
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby kofoed » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:16 pm

A more advanced option is the Indivision ECS Scandoubler, you can also use it to connect the amiga to a monitor using a VGA-cable. But it is EUR 100 so quite expensive.

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/cat ... rrency=EUR

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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Freshmaker » Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:08 pm

Holy crap! €100??? Nuts! I'm sticking to my 14" crt...
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Lee W » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:13 am

i've been playing on a 19inch widescreen lcd tv lately cause that's about all i have, but it's just not right... there's nothing like a crt for that authentic retro feel :)
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby thor » Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:25 am

I believe Gianni is using a G-sync monitor to create a perfect emulation.
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Steve Camber » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:53 am

Yeah, Gianni has the optimum non-crt setup.
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Freshmaker » Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:56 am

Then Gianni needs to fill in with important knowledge.
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby kofoed » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:36 am

But that is more on the subject "Minimizing Screen delay on PC to perfect Emulated/ported Kick Off 2" which of course also is interesting. It's also on a completely other level cost-wise.
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Freshmaker » Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:53 am

Oh, yes, emulation... This wasn't a topic about emulators, I wanted to see if there's a possibility to hook my amiga up to my 42" plasma-screen. Might just try Steve's suggestion of 'game mode' if such exists on my cheapo screen.
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Re: Amiga on 42" screen?

Postby Steve1977 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:55 pm

A few years ago we did this at Si's and couldn't work out what the issue was originally but then realised there was a lag.
It does work better on Plasma TV's but...another way around this is a simple lead from Amiga Kit - costs aboutu £15 I believe.

I did a blog post on it here: https://pressfiretoplay.wordpress.com/2 ... s-the-end/
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