Monday, November 23, 2015

UltraHDMI - Nintendo 64 HDMI kit!

I'm fortunate enough to be among the very first people to acquire MarshallH's brand new creation called the UltraHDMI! It's a device designed specifically for the Nintendo 64 console that provides digital video and sound over an HDMI connection with an output resolution up to 1080p! We finally have a "perfect" solution for connecting the N64 to HDTVs! From crystal clear integer scaling, to full blown CRT effects, there are scaling and processing options that should suit the tastes of virtually all retro gaming enthusiasts.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Atari Jaguar XRGB-Mini Cable - Part 2

I just wrapped up the cable assembly for connecting RGB video and composite sync from the 24 pin Jaguar connector to the 8MDIN (mini din) connector on the XRGB-mini.

I used a "premium" quality 8MDIN plug (Calrad 30-505-8) and Belden 179DT for the signals. The Belden cable selected for this project is light weight, flexible, double shielded (foil & braid), and has 75 ohm impedance.  Looks like I will be ordering a fresh connector though before I finish the cable.  To be continued!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Atari Jaguar XRGB-Mini Cable - Part 1

I've decided to create an Atari Jaguar RGB cable using double shielded 75 ohm mini coax cable. Here is a picture of the progress so far. The cable will have separate cabling for the audio and RGB video.  One stretch is to two RCAs for stereo audio, and the other is a premium 8 pin mini din plug for RGB input on a XRGB-mini!
Left and right audio soldered. Additional heat shrink tubing for all 4 connections to be shrunk!