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Re: Sega Genesis - Composite video or not?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:51 am
by Dikdikvandik
Some people swear by it. Back in the day my Cousin used RF only on a TV that had barely working speakers.

Now me personally, I sprung for a JP21 RGB cable and have the problem of the picture looking TOO good.
I'm still trying to work out a good 720p Framemiester Profile so I can play with Scanlines.

Re: Sega Genesis - Composite video or not?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:09 pm
by MrPopo
Reprise wrote:Interesting. I've been using RGB for years and always wondered why these certain effects looked terrible. I never considered that developers had assumed gamers would be using RF or Composite and used those limitations to their advantage to create the transparency effects.

It gets more wild for PC graphics back in the day. CGA graphics over composite would generate false colors due to the fuzziness of the composite decoder, which could be taken advantage of to get around it being a 4 color standard.

Re: Sega Genesis - Composite video or not?

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:28 pm
by Ziggy587
Dikdikvandik wrote:I'm still trying to work out a good 720p Framemiester Profile so I can play with Scanlines.


Have you tried Firebrandx's 720p profiles?

http://www.firebrandx.com/framemeisterprofiles.html