this is my resurrected project called SLG-in-a-Box. It´s pretty the same as the XRGB units, but more focused on gaming equipment.
It converts various video sources like Scart RGB, YUV or VGA to HD video output VGA 640#x480 31Khz.
Okay, one thinks, nothing new so far, BUT:
This units emulates real scanlines on modern displays. Thus SLG3000
is perfect to get arcade feeling for games coming from the 15Khz times.
Veteran gamers will feel a glow of fondness when the word ‘scanlines’
is mentioned. Again, this is a case of outdated technology boasting an
appeal which simply cannot be replicated by modern devices; for the
uninitiated, scanlines are a characteristic of old CRT monitors – the
kind that were standard issue before flatscreen LCD and plasma TVs
arrived on the scene.
In modern games, the lack of scanlines isn’t an issue, but with retro
titles – with their pixel-based graphics – scanlines are of vital
importance. They serve to sharpen the image, giving 2D visuals more
clarity. It seems almost absurd, but a quick look at any 2D game running
under scanlines proves the point beyond all doubt.
I`ve done a first enclosure for the SLG in a box.
Some featues :
- RGB SCART Input
- VGA Input
- YUV Input
- Audio Out (from Scart)
- VGA output
- Scanlines for 480p and higher resolutions.
- Scanlines switch On / Off
- Switch On / Off
- Power Led for Unit and scaler
- Switch on / off for scaler
- Switch for Resolution Config
- Scanlines Intensity Adjustment
- Odd / Even scanlines
- All controls at the front of the enclosure
- OSD menu for scaler configuration
- All interfaces at the back of the enclosure
Testing so far :
Scanline Emulation : Works :)
RGB Scart input : Works :)
YUV input : Works :D
VGA input : Works :DD
Input controls : WORKS :DDD
- B1 = Up, B2 = Down, B3 = OSD, B4 = Source select
On Screen Display : Works
Scanlines switch On / Off : Works
Switch On / Off : Works
Power Led for Unit and scaler : Works
Switch on / off for scaler : Works
Switch for Resolution Config : Works
Scanlines Intensity Adjustment : Works
Odd / Even scanlines : Works
So this is the breakthru. The unit is working as expected. So I start the production.
TAKE CARE : I`ve made a new and smaller enclosur. Watch out.