D connector tirade

From: r. 'bear' stricklin <red_at_bears.org>
Date: Thu Mar 29 17:56:07 2001

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Jim Strickland wrote:

> Mmm. Question. Is there any (safe) way to wire the 23 pin video connector
> on an Amiga to the cm/y/k inputs on a 1085 line HDTV? :)

Aha! Now THAT is a very good question, and one that I would surely like to
hear the answer to. (:

The inputs aren't CMYK, BTW. Actually, they're not RGB (analog or
digital), either. Unless you're a lucky European with a SCART connector.

It's Y'Pb'Pr', which is analog color-difference video (interlaced or
progressive scan), generically known as "YUV".

According to the DVD FAQ, YUV to RGB transcoders costing $200 to $300 are
rumoured to exist but "seem hard to track down." It mentions a $700
converter is available from avscience (http://www.avscience.com) and that
Extron (http://www.extron.com) has one for $900.

Received on Thu Mar 29 2001 - 17:56:07 BST

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