Micomsoft XRGB-mini Framemeister Arrival

Received my XRGB-mini Framemeister today and had no cable to connect it… So I had to hack up some other random cable I had and… it worked, switched a bunch of pins around and it gave me lovely RGB video. I could not believe how clear the video was. I’ll do some more video later in the week. Below are some photos of the connector before changing around all the leads.

I’ve since purchased a cable that runs from the XRGB-mini through to EuroSCART. From there I’ll be able to use EuroSCART cables running from everything for RGB. I still need to find a suitable switcher to go between the sources. Mega Drive, Saturn and Dreamcast. Although reports have it that the Dreamcast is better at VGA (480p) vs SCART (480i). I guess whether I care much for VGA will be decided in the future when I get the SCART cables for everything.

As a side note, I’ve fallen in love with SCART connectors. They are so easy to reconfigure and do so much much than our composite cables over here in Australia.

2 thoughts on “Micomsoft XRGB-mini Framemeister Arrival”

  1. Hi, I am about to order the XRGB-Mini as well and live in Australia. Would you be able to help me out in regard to connecting my console to it. I have fallen in love with Scart as well, and looking into getting such cable for RGB output from my console. So I was thinking of getting a European SCART to Framemeister XRGB Mini Converter adapter to connect in bettwen the SCART form my consoles (euro) and the XRGB-Mini. However, I don’t know if I should get one with Sync Stripper or not. I plan on connecting a PC Engine DUO RGB modded by doujindance, Scart RGB cable from the SNES and Mega Drive. Thanks a lot for your help. Jon

  2. A very good question! PC Engine DUO is the grey one right? I have been contemplating whether to get one myself…
    If you can hold off another week I have an XRGB-> EuroSCART coming in from the states and I’ll be able to compare it with the UK one I picked up. I found the UK one seemed to be of poor build quality.
    As for sync strippers, they can be removed from inline if need be, or you could even resolder the original XRGB-mini cable as one that does not have a sync stripper. From what I can tell though it seems to be hit and miss as to whether it will work with or without a sync stripper. Mega Drive 2 requires there be no sync stripper, Sega Saturns do not seem to mind if there is one present or not. Will keep you posted though!

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