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    PS2/Wii, etc to PVM

    Hi everyone,

    I have tried searching for the answer on this one, but I think the issue is that I don't know the best way to phrase this so please bear with me:

    For the Wii, my HDTV does not handle the virtual console games properly I am assuming due to switching between 'legacy' signals depending on the titles.

    So, I want to try hooking the WIi up to my PVM with component cables. Problem is, my PVM only has the RGB w/ separate sync cable BNC input. I was wondering if there was a 'universal' converter that had a component input with an out put of the 4 leads for RGB w/ sync. This way, I can also utilize the thing for my PS2.

    The alternative would be buying one of these for each of the consoles, which would be expensive: https://retro-access.com/collections...monitor-extron
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    You could try using a CSY-2100 or similar component to RGB scart converter and then use a scart to bnc cable to your PVM.

    It really sucks your PVM doesn't support component, I use the PS3 via component and the PS1/2 games look great. The internal upscaler is rubbish on a hdtv.

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    Thanks! Yeah it does suck... So I thought of this idea too, but if you look at this, I'm not sure it is 'bi-directional...' it's got the component as the output when I actually need it to be component input

    https://www.cypconverters.com.au/vid.../csy-2100.html

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    Extron CVC 200 or 300 will convert Component to RGBS. The only problem with those (overall) is you have to switch a dial if you're going from 480p to 240p, which if your PVM doesn't take Component it's probably not the type which can do 480p anyway so this is a moot point.

    Audio Authority 9A65 can convert Component to RGBS as well. Problem with ALL of these is finding one - they're old, have been discontinued for years if not a decade+, and don't come up on eBay all that frequently.

    For PS2 you want to use a regular RGBS SCART cable and be done with it (that'll go natively to your PVM in the same or better quality as Component).

    There might be some devices meant for arcade cabs which do the same, but they're usually non-enclosed boards (some need to be built/soldered-together even). Probably some chinese-made junk ones as well, but if you want quality (especially if going to a PVM), the above are the only ones I know of.
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    Thanks Dochartaigh,

    I found one of these, do you think it will also do the job?

    https://www.extron.com/product/ss200

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neorebel View Post
    Thanks Dochartaigh,

    I found one of these, do you think it will also do the job?

    https://www.extron.com/product/ss200
    No, don't think that will work. That says the only inputs it takes is "RGBHV, RGBS, RsGsBs, or RGsB", none of which are YPbPr/Component. The CVC are the only non-scaling Extron's I know of which do what you want. It's taken me over 2 years to find all the models I previously mentioned (well, without paying like $200+/each for them), so they can be hard to find (CVC 300's were up a month or so ago for cheap, but gone by now).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neorebel View Post
    Thanks! Yeah it does suck... So I thought of this idea too, but if you look at this, I'm not sure it is 'bi-directional...' it's got the component as the output when I actually need it to be component input

    https://www.cypconverters.com.au/vid.../csy-2100.html
    My bad, I completely missed the fact that its the opposite of what you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lachlan View Post
    My bad, I completely missed the fact that its the opposite of what you need.
    No worries, I really appreciated the reply anyway. I tried it just for shits - I have a box like that for when I used to have a Trinitron w/ component in. Unfortunately it doesn't work that way

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    I use an Altinex TR6102HD to connect systems with component video to my NEC XM29 via RGB. The transcoder handles standard NTSC up to 480p from the PS2/Wii/GC/PSP/Nuon with no dial needed to change resolution setting. It also doesn't trigger copy protection during DVD playback. Output is via 15-pin vga or 5 BNCs.

    Might be hard to find one since I don't see any listed on ebay right now, but at least wanted to give another option to search for.
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