Projects - VGA to SCART Converter - VGA to SCART Converter [1]

The finished circuit.

The finished circuit.

Photo information
Camera MakeHewlett-PackardCamera ModelHP PhotoSmart C850 (V07.32)Shutter Speed1/180 secAperturef/12
Exposure ProgramAperture PriorityExposure ModeManualMetering ModeCentre WeightedWhite BalanceAuto
Film SpeedISO 100Date2003:12:02 14:49:47Exposure Bias-0.5 EVDistance to Subject0.331 metres
FlashYes, Strobe return detected, Compulsory FiringFlash Energy130 BCPSCCD Crop Factor4.87Focal Length27.85 mm (Equiv. 135.8 mm)

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Comment submitted by steve at 11:56 on Thursday 10th April, 2008
I've not had any problems.
Comment submitted by Woodhouse at 11:51 on Thursday 10th April, 2008
I am a little worried about the output outside of X. Has anyone yet had a bad experience with a TV breaking down when the i.e. 640x480@60 boot picture is sent to the TV? Is the Wega TV still ok?
Comment submitted by Christopher at 15:00 on Wednesday 9th January, 2008
Having just striped and figured out the wiring for a couple of spare VGA cables, thought I'd share the findings for anyone else having trouble figuring it out... First, note that all grounds seem to be connected so main ground = r ground = b ground = g
Comment submitted by steve at 10:06 on Wednesday 30th May, 2007
My TV (Sony Wega) seems to deal with the text mode VGA signal while X isn't running - I get no picture, but there is also no smoke. :) Your mileage may vary of course.
Comment submitted by Lorian at 15:47 on Friday 13th April, 2007
I want to put this circuit together to use on my MythTV box (composite is ugly). I know it will work fine in X, but what about when it is booting up and sending a 640x480@60 picture to the TV. What will happen? I don't want it to fry my TV... Cheers.
Comment submitted by steve at 19:47 on Sunday 30th April, 2006
Yes, the nVidia driver release 8756 seems to fix a lot of the problems. The X11 output now appears properly interlaced although an XV stream seems to still get deinterlaced automagically by the card/driver.
Comment submitted by Flexy at 03:25 on Tuesday 18th April, 2006
Is there any more recent progress info regarding the usability of nvidia cards?
Comment submitted by Arunas at 09:18 on Wednesday 8th June, 2005
Did anyone made it work witn Nvidia card? What OS drivers were used? Any additional software (Powerstrip)?
Comment submitted by steve at 12:31 on Sunday 5th September, 2004
Update: the current Linux nVidia drivers (1.0-6111) do support interlaced output. However, I am having problems with the MX440 halving the XV resolution (may be unrelated and may be specific to my hardware).
Comment submitted by steve at 15:19 on Thursday 6th May, 2004
The Linux nVidia drivers (at this time) don't support interlaced modes so it won't produce signals to PAL specs. I understand that the Windows drivers do support interlaced output but I have no idea if you would be able to set the timings to PAL specific
Comment submitted by Lorinc Andras at 15:05 on Thursday 6th May, 2004
Dear Webmaster, I am very happy cause i found this website. I'm a beginner in electricity, and i wonder if this converter is going to work with my Nvidia tnt2 video card. I would be so happy, if u could send me an answer. Bye, Lorinc from Hungary
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