Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Soulcalibur Video Test with Altona Adaptor.

Today I got a VGA to HDMI adapter!

I tried it out with my trusty Dreamcast VGA box and it worked out pretty OK.



I assumed I would have to fiddle with the scaling a bit but Soulcalibur seems to work pretty well in 1080 with no adjustments.  I am assuming this will work much better with other titles like Shenmue.

In addition to video capture this is a easy way to hook up a Dreamcast box to a TV with no VGA input.  (This is the Atlona Technologies AT-HDVIEW VGA to HDMI Scaler which is unfortunately very expensive right now.  I got it cheap on ebay.)

7 comments:

Tomleecee said...

Wow - that image looks sweet! When I hook my VGA box up to my HDTV, the image is better than SCART, but still not as good as I was hoping...so I just use it with the old CRT television I have in my games room/man cave! I might have to look into getting one of these little beauties!

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volcomstoned069 said...

Dude....you have no idea what your missing out on with your ancient CRT tv...I purchased one of these Atlona upscalers to use in conjunction with the VGA box, and in 1080P mode on my plasma, it looks INCREDIBLE. You would have to see it in real life and in motion, because a miniscule youtube video does NOT do it justice.

When setup correctly, the adapter fills the screen from side to side without looking stretched and even embeds the audio into the HDMI cable that you can plug into your AV surround receiver.

Caleb said...

Huh. Also for some reason I can't find the Dreamcast Junkyard blog with a google search anymore.

I can find it with Bing but not google.

That's a bit odd.

Josh Reynolds said...

I actually have a capture card that can capture directly from VGA. It is the AverMedia Game Broadcaster HD. It can capture 480p completely uncompressed so long as your harddrive is fast enough. The quality is pretty much flawless.