I got bit by the RGB bug and went about buying all the shit I needed to set up my snes, genesis and sega saturn for rgb output. I have some minor issues though, and I am trying to figure out where the problem is exactly.
US NTSC SNES, Genesis, Saturn
3rd party RGB SCART cables - Saturn and SNES bought from electric quarter, sega model two bought from pcenginesales on ebay.
RGB->YUV Transcoder - cvs 287, bought from ebay. Looks like a knockoff of the csy 2100
Component cable - monoprice rg6 component (quality stuff) - also tested with cheap phillips cable from walmart
-On the genesis, there is some noise appearing at the bottom of the screen in the sonic games (tested with 2, 3, knuckles) - just the bottom row of pixels seem to be flickering random colors at times. Not a real big problem to be honest, I didnt notice it in vectorman or virtua racing.
-main problem On the snes, I get this image tear on really bright white screens. This is from contra III, the Konami logo and the intro with the big explosion
This happens only on my LCD (Sharp aquos 32 inch LC-32E67U) - I ran upstairs and tested on the component input of my older magnavox 27 inch crt, and it was fine.
So, is this solely a problem with my tv? I dont have this problem with the component out of my wii emulating contra III or any other game with the konami logo. I’ve tried with the official snes AC Adapter and with a third party one, and two different snes’s. I’m using an ac adapter from sprint for the transcoder - it matches the voltage/amp requirements and worked well for another user on a different forum. I could try changing that out if anyone could recommend a source. Is there something I could adjust in the transcoder that could solve this? I know it has several variable resistors in there and from what I’ve read you can adjust three of the five for R, G, B color balance.
One more problem - could someone reccomend a good scart switch (pref with seperate audio out). I got this philex one http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110444002858 and while the 2nd and 3rd inputs work fine, the first one appears to be missing one of the fucking colors =((( (when using the switch, im using one of those sony male male scart cables I paid way too much for on ebay).