Wednesday, June 27, 2007

DVI to Component Out Adapter doesn't work

The darn ATI DVI -> Component Out adapter [see post] I bought does nothing.

I set my resolution to 800x600, then went to Advanced, Adapter Tab, "See All Modes," set 640x480, 32bit color, 60MHz (didn't see 30MHz for interlaced TV), and shut Pharra, my PureXS [blogs|shrine], down. I turned on the Sharp 32" TV, rebooted, and nothing. The TV never got a signal.

Perhaps X1900 XT's can't do this. Perhaps I should turn off Crossfire... but not, it should have gotten a signal at least.

Bleh. $25 for the adapter and $20 for the (far too short) component cable). And here all I wanted to do was run MAME.

I love N'gai Croal and Reggie Fils-Aime

Put the two together and I get all hot in my pants.

  1. Interview Part 1
  2. Interview Part 2
N'gai Croal is the greatest videogame journalist I have found. Catch up on some of his work at Newsweek.

Reggie Fils-Aime, president of Nintendo of America, needs no introduction.

ATI DVI -> Component Adapter and Component Cables en route

They're on their way!

Model 100907
Features DVI to HDTV Adapter

Model 29112

Velocity component video interconnects by Impact Acoustics will improve the performance of your progressive scan video sources by providing a much better interconnect solution than the “throw away” cables that are included with most consumer electronics products. The oxygen free copper center conductor and foamed PE dielectric work to maintain 75 ohm characteristic impedance. The dual braided oxygen free copper shields and aluminum foil sheath offer protection from environmental noise and interference. Robustly constructed using color coded molded connectors that attach to an ultra flexible jacket, Velocity cables are the epitome of easy installation and identification. 24K gold plated heavy duty connectors ensure long lasting, highly conductive signal connections.
Connectors: RCA Plug x3 to RCA Plug x3
Oxygen free copper conductors for efficient signal transmission
100% Aluminum foil and braided OFC shield protect against noise and interference
Bonded cable construction provides for neat and easy component video connections
Molded connectors feature precision made 24K gold plated contacts to ensure long lasting quality
Ultra flexible jacket for easy installation
UL listed
Type Component Cables
Length 3 FT
Color Blue

A high quality component video interconnect, a perfect upgrade to the cables that come with consumer electronic components. Ideal for connecting progressive scan video components to monitors and other devices.
Weight: 0.38 lbs

Hopefully this will get my PureXS working with MAME on the 32" TV.