Originally Posted by darklordjames
Well there's a question. Does your display actually accept YUV over component, and not just YPbPr? Also, is there a setting in your display's menu to change the component input from expecting YPbPr to YUV? For analog component on modern displays YPbPr is the default format that you will find everywhere, with YUV being a variant with far less support. I know my last Akai/LG plasma would allow switching between the two formats, but I'm fairly sure that my current Panasonic only allows YPbPr.
Excellent question and it probably explains why my Panasonic TV displays the picture but it looks like a mess as it does not give me that option. However, my DVDO Edge upscaler does give me that choice and I still get no image at all. Strange that I got an image going right to the TV but I got nothing going to the DVDO Edge.
I know my DVDO Edge is capable of it because I did the coolest thing with my Dreamcast. My DVDO Edge has two inputs for component, the second one they call "PC component" with the only difference is it has 2 more inputs for H sync and V sync. Anyway, Dreamcast has native VGA out and I wanted to use that. I bought the Dreamcast to VGA adapter, then some VGA to component cable that was like $3. Difference with this VGA to component adapter however was it had 5 outputs, not 3. I took a guess that the other 2 went to the H sync and V sync. Sure enough I now have a really beautiful image coming from my Dreamcast that I thought was only going to be possible on a PC.
I've been doing so much Googling on the subject I'm going slightly insane. Some people say there's differences between the European SNES SCART cable and the Japanese one. So I bought both. Then there were people saying that the SCART cable that also works on the Gamecube is the one I need. So I bought that. Then there's people who said you can only buy the SCART cable that only works on the SNES; if it works on the Gamecube it won't work for what I'm trying to do. Then there's people who said I'm better off buying a Super Famicom and using the Japanese SCART cable because at least then the two are compatible. But then there's people who said the transcoder I bought is expecting a PAL signal so I should buy a PAL SNES. But then there's people who said the transcoder I bought clearly states NTSC is supported. I think it's pretty simple to see why I am tearing my hair out of this. But I'm loving every second of it.
What I'm not loving is the cost. The Japanese SNES SCART cable is rare as anything and cost me $50. Then I spent another $90 on a Super Famicom and $70 on a PAL SNES. Considering I already have a working SNES, this is pretty ridiculous but I'm a raving lunatic when it comes to my SNES. At the very worst, if none of this works out for me in the end, I can at least nerdily display every SNES console from around the world (luckily I'm already married)