To set the scene, I scored these two New Zealand flavoured cabs from Trade Me back at the start of December 2014. I paid a measly NZD $25 for both! The owner had planned to restore them but decided to abort the project. The lot didn't include monitors or game boards but it did include control panels, marquees, glass panels and a couple arcade power supplies:
|Two gutted Coin Cascade cabinets|
After wasting some time trying to work out why WinModelines wouldn't let me set C-Sync for on my laptop anymore, I decided to try an upgrade to my RGB insertion hack I'd been planning for a while. I wanted to see if I could get the Jungle IC in my TV to accept the composite sync signal directly instead of feeding it in via the RCA video input. The idea was that if I could get sync direct to the video chip, there'd be no need to switch to the AV channel in order to have the RGB signal sync.
|RGB and C-Sync direct injection to the video processor IC|
|Control voltages and RGB interfacing|
|Panasonic A48KXR98X tube|
|Philips chassis mounted in cab|
|Exton RGB 201 RXi for composite sync and level adjustment|
|Final Fight title screen|
|Final Fight in game|
|Try This One!|
Looking forward to mounting a vertical monitor in the other cab... should cover many bases.