Framemeister Review

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Herschie
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Re: Framemeister Review

Postby Herschie » April 9th, 2018, 12:44 am

Rev wrote:So I got a Framemeister as well... Holy crap do you need a lot of plugs to get moving... As I started digging into this the more I have realized I had no idea what true RGB was... I seriously thought it was the same thing as composite video. Now I'm learning about SCART cables, that my SNES has bad picture quality, my Dreamcast is a pain in the butt to connect, and more. This is going to be a long process to get most of my consoles connected to my HDTV. I think I'm going to start with getting the majority of the cables, getting everything I need for my component cable consoles, and then slowly switching out my other consoles so they can play on the darn things. Also looking for switcher boxes that work well. Already have several in mind but who knows how long that will take.

Still, I'm excited to try this out... I should have the D-Terminal to component adapter in the next couple days meaning I can at least test out those consoles and see how they look.


You know what? I tried a "better" input for the N64, the S-video, and I thought it actually looked worse, and more pixelated than the composite. I think if you just get the settings right, you can use any cords. I have an 8-input composite switcher that I bought from Grainger, and I love how I can have all my systems at the ready, hooked up to the Framemeister.

Herschie
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Re: Framemeister Review

Postby Herschie » April 16th, 2018, 11:31 am

One other thing that helps is if you can use a signal splitter and have a CRT that you can use to compare the picture side by side. Both of which I happen to have:

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That way you can really get the settings down to as much like a CRT as possible. Also I figured out how to make the scanlines a little less intense so that they're not as noticeable. Because we never really noticed them on a CRT.


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