MiSTer HDMI to VGA DIRECT VIDEO

17,90 (excl. VAT)

Recommended for Digital setups and I/O Boards without VGA.

This new method offers same minimal latency to the VGA port from the Analog IO Board and even better color depth in some cores. To enjoy it, you just need to activate the feature in your mister.ini file and attach a DAC to your HDMI port.

Analog video output compatibility

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Description

Compatibility

Direct Video is compatible with most current cores and will be supported in all future cores coming to MiSTer. RGBs, RGsB and YPbPr are supported, although YPbPr has less display compatibility in Direct Video mode compared to YPbPr from the IO Board.

Note that output resolution and format can vary from core to core.

How to Use

Based on the chip AG6200 are proven to work fine on most MiSTer Cores. The only thing we recommend is to not hotplug them or pull them out from your MiSTer while it is still ON, since you might damage your HDMI port in the process.


Then you need to add the following line to your mister.ini file:

direct_video=1

This activates the Direct Video feature when the system starts. Once it’s enabled, it allows your HDMI port to output the raw and unprocessed digital audio/video signal from the loaded core, which is consumed by your DAC. MiSTer will not work with your HD TV or monitor while this mode is enabled, since they require a standard HDMI signal to work, and the zero-lag Direct Video signal IS NOT standard HDMI.

The resulting analog video signal from your DAC should be compatible with standard CRTs if the core loaded supports standard CRT refresh frequencies (see analog video compatibility for more details). But there is still a bit of additional configuration you need to do depending on which kind of analog video signal you want to use.