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Composite/Svideo to HDMI Converter?; Do they work?
Topic Started: Jan 21 2014, 12:41 PM (853 Views)
andyk2003
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I agree - the XRGB-mini will look better, but bear in mind that it has lag of around 16ms (1 frame). If you find out how fast your TV is in ms and add it to that, you'll have the total lag. Very fast HDTVs are around 16ms as well (i.e. the Sony w6/7).

If you're sensitive to lag, you definitely don't want to go above 32ms of total lag, so your TV will need to be very fast indeed if you want to pair it with an XRGB. Websites like displaylag.com have databases where you should be able to find your TV's lag value.
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andyk2003
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I was basing this on the inherent lag of the TV via HDMI. The XRGB+TV might be faster overall than the Portta+TV upscaler but the fact is that the majority of HDTVs will have significant lag in gaming terms even if provided with an HD signal. Add this to the 16ms XRGB mini & you have a laggy setup. I wouldn't consider an XRGB unless I had a TV that was lightning fast through HDMI. The really savvy XRGB mini owners buy their TVs purposely for this - here's a good example. Personally, even 30ms total lag is too slow for me. My plasma has under a frame of lag & I only use it for HD gaming.

For anyone on this forum looking into getting great looking, low lag setups, the best place to go is the Shmups forum. Fudoh has a wealth of information on this.

Personally I prefer CRT for 15Khz any day - especially for the N64. The N64 just doesn't look right through an XRGB in my opinion, unlike just about everything else 240p..
Edited by andyk2003, Mar 19 2015, 02:16 PM.
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