Consoles4U have just become the first European distributor of the HD-15-2SCART adapter. This adapter is great for anyone who needs to adapt a dsub / VGA-style connector to a SCART interface. As a note, this is NOT a “VGA to SCART” / 31KHz to 15Khz signal converter, it’s only meant to combine sync or lower sync voltage. Tons more details below the links:
Think of the HD15-2-SCART as both a sync combiner and connector adapter: It routes the RGB signal from an HD-15 (VGA-style) connector and a 3.5mm audio jack to a SCART head, with a choice of sync passthrough or combining. The RGB signals are completely untouched, therefore no lag could possibly be added.
Also, this device has two modes: The RGBs mode is designed to prevent higher voltage sync from dsub connectors passing through to SCART devices. This mode is perfect for things like MiSTer I/O and Direct Video, or Analogue DAC to SCART. The second mode uses an XNOR passive sync combiner to convert RGBHV signals to RGBs – Perfect for feeding a “VGA” signal like the Dreamcast’s into something like a RetroTINK 5x.
Check the video below for more explanation and use cases. Also, here’s some more relevant links you might be interested in:
VGA Cable: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb?listId=H10S69UEYW
SCART Coupler: https://www.retrorgb.com/open-source-scart-coupler.html
SCART to BNC: http://bit.ly/scart2bnc
Lag-free HDMI to VGA converters: https://www.amazon.com/shop/retrorgb?listId=IP72N6BL06SV
MiSTer Direct mode: https://www.retrorgb.com/mister-240p-over-hdmi.html
If you need an adapter like this that adds power for the blanking signal (for PAL SCART TV’s), check out Tim’s: https://etim.net.au/shop/shop.php?crn=220&rn=582&action=show_detail#
Sync Combiner Circuit: https://www.retrorgb.com/building-a-passive-sync-combiner.html