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PlayStation 2/3 official component cable on PlayStation 1 using RetroTINK-2X

helakustorm

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Has anyone used this combination?
Does it work?
I'm asking this question because I think that the cable from RGC site (Sony PlayStation 1 PS1 Component YPbPr cable) doesn't contain anything inside to be different than the official component cable for PlayStation 2/3.
In the future I want to buy a RetroTINK-2x and I want to be sure that this combination is good to go.

Thanks!
 
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Inputs:
The RetroTINK 2x has composite (cvbs), S-Video (Y/C) and Component Video (YPbPr) inputs that support signals from all retro gaming consoles.
The inputs can only be used one at a time and it’s strongly suggested that you do not leave consoles plugged in at the same time, even if they’re off.
As a note, the chip used in this device does not support RGB, so an RGB SCART input will never be an option.

PS1 don't have YPbPr out, only RGB
 
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helakustorm

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Taken from the RGC site:
Coming soon. We will soon be releasing component cables powered by a RetroTink RGB to Component YPbPr converter for a wide range of classic games consoles including the following:
Sony PlayStation 1
Perfect for use with the RetroTink x2!

Coming soon. Component YPbPr cable for the Original PlayStation which doesn't output Component video natively.

And here is a video of someone modifying the cable to suppport RGB through Component on a Sony PVM monitor:
Getting RGB out of a Sony PlayStation 1 with a modded component cable

I have a loose component PS2 cable that I can mod it but I want to be sure if RetroTINK-2x will work or not because from what I understand you must somehow rewired the sync to luma pin or something to make it compatible (I must document myself a little more on this matter).

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Sony PVM support RGB
RetroTINK-2x don't support RGB
No matter how you remake the component cable PS1 will not work on the RetroTINK-2x
 

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PS1 on PS2 looks pretty good, I use and Swear by HD Retrovision cables and would consider pairing them with the Retrotink.
 

MonkeyBoyJoey

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You'll need a RGB to YPbPr converter for your RetroTINK 2x in order to use PS2/3 component cables with the PS1. The RGC cable has a RGB to YPbPr transcoder circuit inside the cable.
 
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helakustorm

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Here is the info from the Component YPbPr cables section:
Coming soon. We will soon be releasing component cables powered by a RetroTink RGB to Component YPbPr converter for a wide range of classic games consoles including the following:
Sony PlayStation 1
Perfect for use with the RetroTink x2!

Here is the info from the product page:
Coming soon. Component YPbPr cable for the Original PlayStation which doesn't output Component video natively.

Here is a picture of the cable:
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From a first impression, looking at the image I don't see an encoder or something, installed inside the cable.
They say very clear that this cable will work on the PlayStation 1 using the RetroTINK-2x.
What do you think?

UPDATE: MonkeyBoyJoey thank you for the answer!
Then, they use a very small transcoder circuit inside the cable! (maybe inside the connector that goes to the console or the area from where the wires are divided).
Case is closed!
Thanks!
 
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