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exxos wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 8:33 pm I got one of these cheap scart to HDMI converter is expecting to be disappointed. And I was not disappointed, or should that be I was disappointed that I wasn't disappointed.. Anyway. its pretty crap. I did take a screenshot but is basically on par with RF quality. So not bothering to upload it.
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Conclusion - Bin.
I got the HDMI to Scart version of this then found the CPC one was more reliable.

They do a Scart to HDMI too:

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https://cpc.farnell.com/pro-signal/psg3 ... to%20scart

Sounds like an OSSC would be the man for excrement polishing. :lol:

Suppose the HDMI to SCART is more easily achieved.
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Cosmic Puppet wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:09 pm Understood. :lol:
I actually miss read the bath one, even several times in fact. I read it as " Pure vegetable soup bath care" was thinking :WTF: Was confused if was supposed to bath in it or eat it... Or maybe bath in it and eat it at the same time. I guess it would be quite a timesaver for people with busy lives like myself. :shrug: :lol: :roll:
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Cosmic Puppet wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:14 pm I got the HDMI to Scart version of this then found the CPC one was more reliable.
They do a Scart to HDMI too:
I was just looking at about one in fact. But a lot of them do not specify if they actually input RGB or composite.

Anyway I just purchased this one...

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078PCGRZC/ ... UTF8&psc=1
Automatically detect RGB(50/60Hz), Composite Video(NTSC/PAL)
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Dammit, Now I need to unblock amazon so the links show up.. ok.. 5mins.. :lol:

EDIT2:
Feking severs.. unblocked amazon stuff and still doesn't show up.. so just added the link instead..

EDIT3:
OK it might have been ad blocker blocking it before.. :roll:

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Cosmic Puppet wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:14 pm Sounds like an OSSC would be the man for excrement polishing. :lol:
By what people have said to be a bit of a pain sometimes :shrug: . Only really looking for something cheap to get some sort of reasonable video quality. It should not really take much to be "wonky-cam" footage :lol:

But thinking mostly when I am testing booster / RAM etc etc, I end up having my pink TV on all day to keep an eye on it all. But if I can is capture the image and put it on my PC monitor instead... With increasing costs of electric I think would help save something at least. Plus it will be more convenient just to have it as a window on my PC desktop anyway.
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Got myself a new toy..

Setting 1) Nothing seems to happen.
Setting 2) Start to feel a faint tingling.
Setting 3) My middle fingers start twitching
Setting 4) OMFG Is like on par to holding mains wires in your hand.. Is like a wave of electric going from my wrist downwards to my fingertips. Kind of like if you placed your hand slowly in water and can feel the water rising across your hand.. Only internally.. And with electricity.. I'm not sure how these things are legal :lol:

And no I am not trying any higher settings :lol: But I am going to see the girlfriend tomorrow so.... hmmm...

Anyway,Oddly does seem to reduce the pain a lot. As with this is just purely pain relieving or actually helping the healing process is another matter. According to my five-minute Internet searching, it is supposed to induce natural pain relief. Fair enough, but I am somewhat against that in a way because just because something is not hurting does not mean you are not causing damages which would otherwise know about.

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exxos wrote: Fri Jul 15, 2022 9:54 pm Got myself a new toy..

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We have a TENS machine, it was actually very helpful for my back pain. One of the settings was like a massage, you feel like a tapping as though somebody is actually doing it.

Finding the right power settings was a bit of a trial, some were quite zingy!!

It is only pain relief though and doesn't treat the root cause of the pain.
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New SCART to HDMI box come. Works on my monitor and looks pretty nice! The USB to HDMI refuses to show video anymore now :roll:

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Best to open those converters up and put a heatsink on the chip. They run pretty hot and can fail.
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stephen_usher wrote: Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:17 pm Best to open those converters up and put a heatsink on the chip. They run pretty hot and can fail.
Ah OK thanks, will do that next.
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I s'pose a block of metal between the top of the chip and the upper case would be the best heatsink, as there's no airflow inside the case.
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