I’m looking for some feedback on how to resolve this issue. I have a head-to-head setup between two Astro City machines and I’m splitting the JAMMA signal with this:
The problem I’m seeing is the ‘slave’ machine’s monitor configured to be P2 is showing a very dark image regardless of the game hooked up. I’m not able to retest this right now, but I know that prior to the H2H setup, the P2 cab didn’t have this problem when it was running a game separately. The image was bright and colorful, exactly like what the P1 cab looks like now.
I’m also now splitting video from the P1 JAMMA harness prior to the CHS-TS2 connection into a 5v powered VGA-out video converter for video capture/third display and that video feed looks very clean, much like the P1 monitor. I don’t think this setup would be the issue, since I had the P2 dark image problem well before I split the video to the converter. However, what I’m wondering now is if I need some kind of amp or additional power sent to the P2 cab in order to boost the video image/performance. I’m no electronics expert by any means, but I can see that the video feed from the original P1 JAMMA harness seems to be fine, even when it’s split into the powered converter and the P1 monitor. The 5v feed is coming from the P1 JAMMA harness, btw.
Just so I’m clear on the setup, it looks something like this in outline form (sorry, no images currently available, maybe sometime over the weekend hopefully):
P1 JAMMA harness
VGA-out video converter
[INDENT=1]video signal spliced into the converter (then output to a VGA monitor) and into CHS-TS2[/INDENT]
In case anyone asks, I already tried to play with the P2 monitor settings and nothing doing as far as brightening up the image to a satisfactory state. I’m pretty convinced it’s an issue somewhere within the CHS-TS2 wiring, but I’m not sure where and how to resolve it.
Hopefully I’m missing something obvious that you guys can identify for me. Let me know if any additional info is needed from my end. Thanks in advance for any assistance.