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CRT Configuration Table

Here's a table that shows you what options correlate to what video connection, to make it a bit easier to decide what you need in order to connect to your CRT, and what settings are required in the MiSTer.ini to get it to work. There is also a physical switch on the Analog IO board, in this table it is referred to as "SoG Switch".

CRT Configuration Table

Analog Video Out composite_sync= ypbpr= vga_sog= direct_video= vga_scaler= forced_scandoubler= SoG Switch
RGBS Native 1 0 0 0 0 0 AUTO
RGBS Scan-doubled¹ 1 0 0 0 0 1 AUTO
RGBS Upscaled² 1 0 0 0 1 0 AUTO
RGBS Direct³ 1 0 0 1 0 0 N/A
RGBHV Native 0 0 0 0 0 0 AUTO
RGBHV Scan-doubled 0 0 0 0 0 1 AUTO
RGBHV Upscaled² 0 0 0 0 1 0 AUTO
RGBHV Direct³ 0 0 0 1 0 0 N/A
RGsB Native 1 0 1 0 0 0 AUTO
RGsB Scan-doubled¹ 1 0 1 0 0 1 AUTO
RGsB Upscaled² 1 0 1 0 1 0 AUTO
RGsB Direct³ 1 0 1 1 0 0 N/A
YPbPr Native 0 1 1 0 0 0 OVR
YPbPr Scan-doubled 0 1 1 0 0 1 OVR
YPbPr Upscaled² 0 1 1 0 1 0 OVR
YPbPr Direct³⁴ 0 1 0 1 0 0 N/A
S-Video⁵ 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Composite⁵ 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A

¹ Scan-doubled = 2x resolution (e.g. 240p > 480p)
² Upscaled resolution = video_mode
³ External "direct video" (HDMI to VGA) adapter required - native resolution only (no upscaling or scan-doubling
⁴ External "direct video" adapter requires modification to pass Sync on Green (SoG)
⁵ External RGB to NTSC/PAL converter or Unofficial Y/C Core required

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Last update: August 19, 2022