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CDTV1991 15 March 2011 23:03

CDTV LCD vs CRT Comparison
 
Tried my standard CDTV on a 15 year old Tesco Special CRT TV and a 32" Toshiba Regza LCD TV, both connected via the Composite Video Out (the yellow one).

CRT had an annoying flicker, especially on Workbench. Text and graphics were sharp enough.

LCD had a lot less flicker (not really noticeable from a few feet away) and I think the graphics were a little sharper.

Text was very slightly blurry on both though.

Some photos below:

CDTV on CRT:

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...Workbench1.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...Workbench2.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...urricanIIa.jpg



CDTV on LCD:


http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...tartScreen.jpg


http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...Workbench2.jpg


http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...Workbench1.jpgW

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...urricanIIa.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...urricanIIb.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m.../CDTVLCDIJ.jpg


Would the picture be better (sharper) with a proper Amiga RGB Scart Cable? Something like this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Commodore-Amig...item3a640480bb

prowler 15 March 2011 23:09

Yes, an Amiga RGB to SCART lead will always give you the best possible display. :)

Stedy 15 March 2011 23:41

Hi,

You would be better getting one of these from Amiga Kit, http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...roducts_id=226
it is wired according to my Amiga SCART cable diagram so works with all LCDs tested so far.

CDTV1991 15 March 2011 23:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stedy (Post 742933)
Hi,

You would be better getting one of these from Amiga Kit, http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/...roducts_id=226
it is wired according to my Amiga SCART cable diagram so works with all LCDs tested so far.

I bought the ebay one. The advert read well and made the same claims as the amigakit one. Hope its ok.

FOL 15 March 2011 23:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by CDTV1991 (Post 742935)
I bought the ebay one. The advert read well and made the same claims as the amigakit one. Hope its ok.

He actually says, works better on CRT and may not work on all LCD's.

Hewitson 16 March 2011 09:25

I'm sure it'll work on any decent LCD or Plasma. The Amiga video output is about as standard as it gets.

That's a pretty impressive picture quality for Composhit. Anyone who has ever used A520 will know what I mean :)

FOL 16 March 2011 10:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hewitson (Post 742984)
I'm sure it'll work on any decent LCD or Plasma. The Amiga video output is about as standard as it gets.

That's a pretty impressive picture quality for Composhit. Anyone who has ever used A520 will know what I mean :)

Ahhh the good ol A520. Until I got my A600 with RGB scart, I thought RF was amazing, :). Oh to be young and not know much, lol.

Actually, the decent brands of LCD and Plasma play up more I find.

CDTV1991 16 March 2011 21:21

I hope that as I can get my LCD to display ok through composite then it should work with this adapter.

Also my old CRT telly is tucked away whereas I want to keep my CDTV under the main LCD telly

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...0434_large.jpg

prowler 17 March 2011 00:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by CDTV1991 (Post 743156)
I hope that as I can get my LCD to display ok through composite then it should work with this adapter.

Rest easy, mate. I don't think you'll have a problem with that lead. :)

That disclaimer about the performance of the lead with LCD TVs is probably due only to their lack of experience with them relative to CRT TVs.

CDTV1991 17 March 2011 22:55

Cable arrived today. At first there was no picture but then I noticed that only one of the two scart sockets has RGB so I swapped my digibox and CDTV around and now it works great.

The picture is absolutely brilliant compared to composite. Text is excellent and graphics are very defined, almost too defined!

Very pleased with that, really made a difference to my CDTV project.

Will post some RGB vs composite photos tomorrow.

CDTV1991 18 March 2011 22:07

Comparison Photos between Composite and RGB Scart

Robocod

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2226.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2227.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2230.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2232.jpg

Gods

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2233.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2234.jpg

Chaos Engine

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2237.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2238.jpg

Text

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2239.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2240.jpg

Hunter

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2243.jpg

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...b/IMG_2244.jpg

prowler 18 March 2011 22:16

Wow! Your comparison pictures show a dramatic improvement in the text. :great

So I expect you're quite pleased with the cable then? :D

CDTV1991 18 March 2011 22:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by prowler (Post 743622)
Wow! Your comparison pictures show a dramatic improvement in the text. :great

So I expect you're quite pleased with the cable then? :D

Its definitely improved my CDTV experience so far. As extensively and boringly played out in my other thread http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=58058&page=2


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