The bodgy, dodgy, CDi-HDMI hack.

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The bodgy, dodgy, CDi-HDMI hack.

Post by WillowFox » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:52 am

I updated the CDi-910 I bought for 10$USD
I will eventually make this prettier, use the ole' Form2 3d printer and print out proper mounts, cases and port covers.
But for now my CDi-910 now has an HDMI jack...
And here's how I did it in pictures.
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Kinda diagram
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Hack job hole for HDMI (Soon to have a plastic cover, this is just for now.)
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Underside, rear off of RCA outs.
RCAs soldered onto the bottom (All 4 share common ground)
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I will pretty it up later for sure, resizing cables and routing them better in the chassis, but for now I am dry-fitting and testing things.
It works though. I will show you in the reply.

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RESULT OF The bodgy, dodgy, CDi-HDMI hack.

Post by WillowFox » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:54 am

TA-DA!
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The result, pretty HDMI output, with great sound.
Now it works with all HDMI devices!
MAH BOI!
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Re: The bodgy, dodgy, CDi-HDMI hack.

Post by omegalfa » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:04 am

Congratulations!
What a great job!

The sound quality should now be better!
About video performance, do you see anything better than using a scart or RGB cable?
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Re: The bodgy, dodgy, CDi-HDMI hack.

Post by WillowFox » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:13 pm

Not really, the circuit is designed to take RCA in and put it to HDMI out, so whatever the machine was giving for RCA is the same.
There is some brightness loss and a bit higher contrast with the HDMI output of the machine, and less noise, but that's only because of the HDMI upscaler's built-in filters.

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