Started by rjbrown99, November 29, 2015, 11:27:47 pm
Quote from: "rjbrown99"I thought I would share a success story. My goal was to connect my NeXT Turbo Color to a standard LCD with HDMI digital input. In my case, I'm using a Dell U2415 panel that has no VGA connections.I needed a few things to make it happen.1) 13W3 to VGA connector. These are fairly common and as long as you find one that works for Sun equipment it should work for your NeXT.2) VGA gender changer. Female on both ends. 3) Sync separator. This converts sync-on-green to separate sync so your monitor does not have to support SOG. (Yes, there are ways to build your own for less money - I had no ability to do it so I bought one.)http://bit.ly/1PV4tjf4) Standard VGA cable, from the sync separator to the converter box.5) VGA->HDMI converter box:http://amzn.to/1LHhFR3
Quote from: "rjbrown99"Initially mine wasn't working either and then I read that the SOG device only works in one direction. Make sure you have it connected in the right order. Here's how mine is set up:13W3->VGAVGA gender changerSOG deviceVGA cableHDMI converter deviceHDMI cableMonitor
Quote from: "rey"Thank you rcberwick! The borders look ok.But I take it that clarity is improved with digital over analog?I'll try just analog first with the common Sun adapter and if it's unbearable, I'll go with this recipe!
Quote from: "cbrunschen"It might be the this Open Source Scan Converter might be useful. With standard firmware it doesn't quite handle NeXT's 1120x832 @ 68Hz input, since it's based on an FPGA it should be possible to write a bespoke NeXT-supporting firmware.
QuoteThe OSSC supports digitization up to 1920×1080 so that resolution should be no problem. You just need need a monitor that supports that resolution and framerate but there are monitors for sale that support even 240Hz so it shouldn't be much of a problem.