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Supporter Q&A #166
Here's the Supporter-only Q&A from July 22nd, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the supporter service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html View this as a video:  https://www.youtube.com/retrorgb Amazon Links to products I use:  http://retrorgb.link/amazon T-Shirts & Stuff:  https://retrorgb.link/tshirts TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links): 00:00 Welcome 08:58 RT5x to fix HDMI Matrix Compatibility 02:34 Tips for cap replacements 08:46 Can you ever cheap out on capacitors 11:22 Combining two switches 13:51 Why do PVM/BVM's say 480i when sending a 240p signal 17:29 Xbox 360 Component Video Cables 18:33 Lag testing a full setup:  https://retrorgb.link/cheapdac / https://youtu.be/7VOsOuQ5mhM 20:33 Will the RT5x's LCD Scanline mode work with GBI 360p? 21:18 Using a BVM/PVM's BNC outputs to split a signal 23:08 Saturn overscan / Leave a CRT plugged in? 27:48 ROM hacks / Recommendation for starter NES game:  https://www.retrorgb.com/supermetroidromhacks.html 31:37 IGR in Twin Famicom? 32:17 Wii issue / console smells / Wii HDR:  https://retrorgb.link/hdrwii
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July 23, 2021
Weekly Roundup #262
More info & link to video version:  http://retrorgb.com/week262.html Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html T-Shirts:  https://retrorgb.link/tshirts All equipment used to shoot this video can be found here:  http://retrorgb.link/amazon 00:00  Welcome! 00:30  Memcard Pro Firmware Update:  https://www.retrorgb.com/memcard-pro-firmware-update-v1-0-3.html 01:52  PS1 Launch Title Video Series:  https://www.retrorgb.com/new-df-retro-series-on-the-ps1.html 02:59  Reverse Engineered BKM-68x:  https://www.retrorgb.com/reverse-engineered-bkm-68x.html 07:04  Interview with Martin Hejnfelt:  https://www.retrorgb.com/interview-with-martin-hejnfelt.html 09:25  New NES Game Slow Mole:  https://www.retrorgb.com/new-free-nes-game-slow-mole-released.html 10:40  4:3 LCD “Arcade” Monitor:  https://www.retrorgb.com/43-lcd-arcade-monitors-15khz-31khz.html 14:37  Clear Genesis Shell pre-orders:  https://www.retrorgb.com/retro-game-restore-genesis-shell-preorders.html 18:31  RetroTINK 5x firmware update:  https://www.retrorgb.com/retrotink-5x-firmware-update-v155.html
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July 21, 2021
Interview with Martin Hejnfelt
Here's an interview with the creator of the 129x and 68x "homebrew" input cards for Sony BVM/PVM monitors.  Anyone who's into retro CRT monitors has probably heard Martin's name quite a few times over the past few years and it was an absolute pleasure to interview him.  As usual, it's a very laid back conversation about beer, our travels...and of course, how Martin was able to reverse engineer the 68x, after it was deemed "impossible". Martin's blog:  https://www.immerhax.com/ Github for open-source files:  https://github.com/skumlos Twitter:  https://twitter.com/MartinHejnfelt Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/martin.hejnfelt 68x Homebrew Card:  https://retrorgb.link/68x 129x Dual Homebrew Card:  https://retrorgb.link/129xdual The interview is also available as a video:  https://youtu.be/CVSulq0pL1M Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html  T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html All equipment used to shoot this podcast can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb
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July 19, 2021
Supporter Q&A #165
Here's the Supporter-only Q&A from July 15th, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the supporter service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html View this as a video:  https://www.youtube.com/retrorgb Amazon Links to products I use:  http://retrorgb.link/amazon T-Shirts & Stuff:  https://retrorgb.link/tshirts TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links): 00:00 Welcome 00:12 SNES controller membranes 01:49  SNES cable for use with the RT5x:  https://www.retrorgb.com/snescsync.html 03:58 Consoles that have new games from scratch. 05:24 Cheap way to play NES roms 09:11 Custom emulation machine with CRT LCD kit 12:53 8pin vs 9pin MiniDIN 17:25  Modding tools and tips:  https://www.retrorgb.com/tools.html 24:09 PSU's that aren't wall warts 25:52 PVM Repair Thoughts 29:52 HD CRT vs Flat Panel / PSIO vsd XStation 36:26 NTSC PS1 not working on a chipped PAL PS2
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July 16, 2021
Weekly Roundup #261
More info & link to video version:  http://retrorgb.com/week261.html Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html T-Shirts: https://retrorgb.link/tshirts All equipment used to shoot this video can be found here: http://retrorgb.link/amazon TIMESTAMPS: 00:00 Intro 00:19 OLED Switch Announcement: https://www.retrorgb.com/oled-switch-announced.html 04:21 2p MiSTer GBA/GBC Core: https://www.retrorgb.com/2-player-gb-gbc-gba-custom-cores-for-mister.html 10:35 Capitán Sevilla 3D: https://www.retrorgb.com/capitan-sevilla-3d-virtual-boy-final-demo-released.html 12:29 Sony L-Series SCART + VGA: https://www.retrorgb.com/dual-input-scart-vga-card-for-sony-l-series-pvms.html 16:39 Interest Check: Genesis Clear Shells: https://www.retrorgb.com/retro-game-restore-sega-mega-drive-replacement-shells.html 21:58 DMG & GBC HDMI: https://www.retrorgb.com/gamebox-systems-dmg-gbc-hdmi-kits.html 25:31 Super MIDI Pack: https://www.retrorgb.com/super-midi-pak-coming-to-sfc-snes.html 28:05 Voultar's Glue Rant: https://youtu.be/M8013sG9ITI Messy Mod Work: https://youtu.be/ldEoFKPEAK0 Modding Tools: https://www.retrorgb.com/tools.html
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July 14, 2021
Supporter Q&A #164
Here's the Supporter-only Q&A from July 8th, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the supporter service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html View this as a video:  https://www.youtube.com/retrorgb Amazon Links to products I use:  http://retrorgb.link/amazon T-Shirts & Stuff:  https://retrorgb.link/tshirts TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links): 00:00 Welcome 00:06 RetroBit USB Controllers:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=retrorgb-20&keywords=retro-bit usb&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=xm2&linkId=91d9419a0d7e00d301651f42e6d0258e 02:56 Component vs SCART 09:22 HD Retrovision cables / Wii U Repair Site 11:47 Wii Repair / Amazon Discount Scam? 14:52 SCART to Crosspoint / BNC Connector tool for crowded Crosspoints:  https://amzn.to/3xsJYDr 18:48 TV Lag Testing / mClassic 4K:  https://youtu.be/UPL9Q1KjMQM 25:15 Beginner soldering processes 28:29 Eon MKII Repair / Xbox Games locked to 480i on some rev's
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July 9, 2021
Weekly Roundup #260
More info & link to video version: http://retrorgb.com/week260.html Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html T-Shirts: https://retrorgb.link/tshirts All equipment used to shoot this video can be found here: http://retrorgb.link/amazon TIMESTAMPS: 00:00 Intro 00:13 Last week’s “Moment Of Silence”: https://www.retrorgb.com/remembering-developer-near-byuu.html 00:34 How GBC on GBA works: https://www.retrorgb.com/how-the-gba-knows-its-running-a-gb-game.html 02:42 Flat SCART Cable Review: https://www.retrorgb.com/rgcs-flat-scart-cable-reviewed.html 07:38 New Remute GB Album: https://www.retrorgb.com/remutes-living-electronics-album-game-boy-cartridge.html 08:53 Tie Fighter Total Conversion: https://www.retrorgb.com/tie-fighter-total-conversion-project-v1-0-launch.html 10:15 MiSTer CPS2 Public Beta Core: https://www.retrorgb.com/mister-cps2-public-beta-core-released.html 17:34 LaserBear LCD CRT Case: https://www.retrorgb.com/laserbear-lcd-crt-case-reviewed.html 23:23 Fenrir Firmware update: https://www.retrorgb.com/fenrir-july-update-brings-new-features-nested-folders-screenshots.html 25:43 MEDPro Firmware Update: https://www.retrorgb.com/mega-everdrive-pro-firmware-v4-12.html 28:06 What do you think of the new links?: http://retrorgb.link/amazon / http://retrorgb.link/cheapdac
30:25
July 7, 2021
Supporter Q&A #163
Here's the Supporter-only Q&A from July 2nd, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the supporter service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html View this as a video:  https://youtu.be/Uzq6C4Oejgk Amazon Links to products I use: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb T-Shirts & Stuff: https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links): 00:00 Intro 00:18 Cheap auto SCART switch (read the review carefully):  https://www.retrorgb.com/otaku-6in3out-amplified-auto-scart-switch-review.html /  https://otaku-games.com/6-port-rgb-scart-auto-switch-with-housing.html 03:39 Any word on PS2 ODE's? 05:45 Universal SNES SCART through PAL GC = No:  https://www.retrorgb.com/snescsync.html 08:15 UK distribution of HD15-2-SCART 11:51 Gamecube 480i component video out 15:24 MiSTer PSU with higher amperage for more accessories: 17:42 HDMI to Composite converter for movies on a CRT / Can you leave a game in a NES? 20:00 Any concerns using a manual, push-button RCA audio switch? 21:41 Are there flex cables for the PS2 7000x IDE connector? 22:35 SNES Voltage Regulator:  https://octopart.com/l78s05cv-dg-stmicroelectronics-28008798 24:38 PCE / TG-16 ODE Solutions 29:26 HDMI Cable Choices / Composite over SCART / Random cables / Metroid:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb?listId=H10S69UEYW 37:17 Mixing different signals and cables in a automatic switch 41:57 Saturn dead PSU?
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July 2, 2021
Supporter Q&A #162
Here's the Supporter-only Q&A from June 24th, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the supporter service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html View this as a video:  https://youtu.be/ZUnm8VWfhHQ Amazon Links to products I use: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb T-Shirts & Stuff: https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links): 00:00 Welcome / Patreon Notifications 01:02 PS1 .iso discussion continued 03:41 Dual output to monitor + RGB Monitor 05:43 PVM vs CRT - Quick follow-up 07:15 Streaming Tips 11:27 Otaku Switch Output / VGA to RCA / Multiple Scalers / SCART Connectors 17:28 Downscaling PS4 to S-Video 22:34  2600 International PSU:  http://www.firebrandx.com/triads.html 23:56 RAD2x + PAL GameCube tips (force 240p, or use the smoothing filter with 480i) 26:25 120v through 220v extension cable? 28:22 Triad PSU for MiSTer 30:04  SCART to Composite Dongle:  https://amzn.to/2UqOtQ8 31:47 PAL consoles on North American TV's? Just get a PVM? 33:29 Dreamcast -> VGA Box -> HD15-2-SCART -> gscartsw -> Pvm 2030
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June 25, 2021
Weekly Roundup #259
More info & link to video version: http://retrorgb.com/week259.html Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html T-Shirts: https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html All equipment used to shoot this video can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb TIMESTAMPS: 00:00 Welcome! 00:13 It was AWESOME seeing everyone last Sat: https://twitter.com/ArcadeBrooklyn 01:05 Analogue DAC SCART Cables: https://www.retrorgb.com/beware-of-analogue-dac-scart-cables.html 06:15 Belkin SCART Cable Review: https://www.retrorgb.com/belkin-scart-cable-review.html 10:48 RT5x Firmware v1.29: https://www.retrorgb.com/retrotink-5x-firmware-v1-29.html 17:30 LRG 2021 Retro Releases: https://www.retrorgb.com/physical-releases-of-retro-games-at-lrg-e3-presentation.html 18:44 Making of Super Mario Kart: https://www.retrorgb.com/the-making-of-super-mario-kart.html 19:34 Hyperkin Controller in RGR Shell: https://www.retrorgb.com/hyperkin-tg-16-pce-controller-rgr-clear-shell.html 25:28 RT5x Remote Overlay: https://www.retrorgb.com/retro-labs-retrotink-5x-remote-control-overlay.html 27:48 Why some consoles need a framebuffer: https://www.retrorgb.com/why-some-consoles-need-a-framebuffer-on-flat-panel-tvs.html 29:57 Super Famicom Shells: https://www.retrorgb.com/super-famicom-transparent-case-pre-orders.html
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June 23, 2021
Supporter Q&A #161
Here's the Supporter-only Q&A from June 17th, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the supporter service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html Amazon Links to products I use: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb T-Shirts & Stuff: https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links): 00:00 BKVGS this SATURDAY the 19th:  https://twitter.com/RetroRGB/status/1405118781064724481 01:06 PS1 on PS2 via Popstarter 03:02 Low Lag MiSTer Controller Adapters 05:47 Sync polarity 07:27 Publish power requirements for retro devices 09:39 Universal game Cases 11:05 Otaku 6x3 SCART switch:  https://www.retrorgb.com/otaku-6in3out-amplified-auto-scart-switch-review.html 13:17 GBi Scaling Follow-Up: https://www.gc-forever.com/wiki/index.php?title=Game_Boy_Interface/Standard_Edition#Video_optimization "The out of the box settings for GBI do not produce a great image so you have to either use the presets provided by extrems or create your own. I have the following settings in a gbi.cli file when playing on a TV through a Eon GCHD MkII. --aspect=4:3 --offset=0 --zoom=3 --zoom-step=1. --filter=prescale --dither=bayer2x2 --scaler=nearest --scan-mode=progressive" 14:08 VGA vs BNC, Component vs VGA DACs', PS2 480i 18:02 Dreamcast Component Solution: https://amzn.to/35w1Dxx / http://bit.ly/retrotinkrgb2comp / https://www.retrorgb.com/hd15-2-scart-adapter.html 19:47 Can you please SCART and YPbPr plugged into the RT5x at the same time?: Yes 20:50 Sega 3BP + 32x + SCD audio discussion:  https://www.retrorgb.com/segacd.html 24:46 Amperage for console PSU's:  https://www.retrorgb.com/quality-psus-for-classic-consoles.html 27:11 Audio review site / cheap streaming solution / composite cable quality 31:37 Virtual Boy's aspect ratio 32:48 SNES RGB mod info 37:01 How does a consumer-grade CRT compare to an arcade monitor and a PVM?
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June 18, 2021
Weekly Roundup #258
More info & link to video version: http://retrorgb.com/week258.html Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html T-Shirts:  https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html All equipment used to shoot this video can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb 00:00  I’ll be at Brooklyn Video Games’ New Location This Saturday the 19th / 6120 4th Ave Brooklyn, NY 11220: https://twitter.com/ArcadeBrooklyn 00:51  Opaque Black Dreamcast Shell:  https://www.retrorgb.com/opaque-black-dreamcast-shell-pre-order.html 01:48  RT5x Vertical Stand Open Source:  https://www.retrorgb.com/retrotink-5x-vertical-stand-now-open-source.html 02:38  RT5x Wall Mount:  https://www.retrorgb.com/retrotink-5x-wall-mount.html 03:49  HyperFlash32 Update:  https://www.retrorgb.com/hyperflash32-new-artwork-and-updated-hyperflasher-app.html 06:30  HD15-2-SCART Adapter:  https://www.retrorgb.com/hd15-2-scart-adapter.html 10:14  Beware of MiSTer SCART Cables:  https://www.retrorgb.com/beware-of-mister-scart-cables.html 16:28  Handheld Virtual Boy:  https://www.retrorgb.com/handheld-virtual-boy-project.html 18:30  A Robot Named Fight Physical Edition:  https://www.retrorgb.com/a-robot-named-fight-physical-edition-pre-orders-open.html 21:05  Wily Wars Pre-orders ending:  http://bit.ly/wilywars
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June 16, 2021
Supporter Q&A #160
Here's the Supporter-only Q&A from June 10th, 2021. All comments and questions are fielded through the supporter service Q&A page.   Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things you were already going to buy anyway, at no extra cost to you:  https://www.retrorgb.com/support.html Amazon Links to products I use: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb T-Shirts & Stuff: https://www.retrorgb.com/store.html TIMESTAMPS (please assume all links are affiliate links): 00:00 iTunes:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retrorgb/id1566121440 00:59 480p - 1080p Scaling Questions: mClassic:  https://amzn.to/3iDQx18 RT5x:  https://www.retrorgb.com/?s=retrotink+5x GBS-C:  https://www.retrorgb.com/gbs-control-installation-overview.html PS2 Component Video:  https://castlemaniagames.com/products/hd-retrovision-ps2-3?ref=w9_zngec1o_ Xbox Solutions:  https://www.retrorgb.com/xbox.html 06:51 Lazy copy & pasting callout :) 07:37 Nintendo Switch USB Hubs 09:59 More affiliate link discussions. 13:04 Framemeister use / Shielded composite cables / low-production Q&A's on purpose 17:59 Is there value in internal PSU mods? 22:47 RT5x for HDMI-modded consoles? 480p scanlines? 26:00 French NES / Fake RGB 28:16 Power on at the console, or the power strip?:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb?listId=1BIIRNU70ADRR 31:02 The best unmodded N64 solution?:  https://www.retrorgb.com/retrotink2x.html 33:39 Sharper Game Boy Output / HDMI to Component:  https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb?listId=IP72N6BL06SV
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June 11, 2021
Weekly Roundup #257
More info & link to video version: http://retrorgb.com/week257.html Please consider supporting this channel via monthly support services, tips, or even just by using our affiliate links to purchase things