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Author Topic: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.  (Read 1278 times)

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Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« on: February 28, 2017, 11:47:29 pm »
Has anyone tried hooking up a newer HDTV to the golden tee fore board? I know you can hook a PC monitor directly to the video cards VGA output but it won't work on a TV. I'm going to try a cheap GBS 8200 type converter as I have read a couple of mixed options on if this will work or not. I'm hoping someone has had success that they would like to share. Thanks  :afro:

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 12:06:23 am »
ok in pm i said i never did it
but i do have to point out to u
the sync vrt is different in freq then normal
if u have done lcd ? then u know some of them u must acess there advanced menu to re-sync it
or u will get out of range
on hdtv this will cause it to go to stand-by=portect
that in its self is the reason i never tried it.

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 12:21:03 am »
let me add a few things here
do u know linuix ?
if so grap a 16 bit video card (that will fit the slot)
make sure it has hdmi out on it
and add the drivers
in linuix they are easy to find
just make sure u use the linuix drivers and not the dos/windows-blows 1's

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2017, 11:30:14 pm »
Thanks Ed, I Am not familiar with Linux or how to update drivers. I bought a used GBS-8200 cga to vga converter  board. I finally got it running stable but the video quality is not good on a LED TV. I have googled everything about this board and have messed with the setttings and have had no luck, looks like a lot of noise passing through or something. Not sure if it is the used board or just the unit itself . I may have to give in and just get a PC monitor. I'm running out of patience on this one.
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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 12:13:02 am »
well i never came out and said it totaly because i knew u were getting one of them converters
but they do not work right with led (off sync stuff)
they were built without led desgin in mind
now on plasama the gt live look fab (same series as yours)

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2017, 06:17:21 pm »
Did you use a converter or just plug plasma right in to the video card vga?

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2017, 10:13:17 pm »
vga to vga i think

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 12:39:47 pm »
I am having success with one of those boards.  However, I am going into a VGA Arcade monitor.  I did have it hooked to an LED screen previously and it looked OK but the colors were not that vibrant.  Greens and blues were difficult to distinguish.  That said, if you have an LED monitor that lets you adjust colors individually (RGB settings), it would probably look great.  I'm not sure if they even make an LED monitor with these adjustments.  But if you have the GT Fore! hardware, these boards will have you up and running for not much $$$.

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 12:55:49 am »
I got mine working! I had no luck with direct vga to vga. I had to use the CGA wiring from the Jamma and all is well! Thanks for all the advise!

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 01:10:04 am »
ya there is the extra step on the board
good catch

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 04:29:52 pm »
Here is the end result.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2017, 04:35:27 pm by mclovin »

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2017, 08:46:47 am »
Nice.  From the picture, the colors look pretty good.  In the course overview window (bottom left), when there is water and lava rock that come together, are you able to tell the difference?  This was the only downside I recalled when I used an LED but I didn't mess with any settings because I knew it was going to be plugged into a VGA monitor.  Curious as to how it looks on an LED.  I'm considering building my hardware into a "portable" tabletop unit.  If it were to travel, I would be using an LED monitor for that.

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2017, 10:15:04 pm »
I am impressed with the overall result, it's not a GT live unit by any means but it's a great old school complete.


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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 11:32:56 pm »
ya
that old ati card and drivers were some what limted
atleast the video sync amp is doing its job proper

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2017, 03:47:11 pm »
Here is the end result.

that looks amazing!!  I had tried to do that with a JROK RGB -> Component but I had too many issues getting it to work with LCDs.  Is that set on Low Res or Med Res?

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2017, 11:14:20 pm »
I like everything about that setup.. Like everything.. Well done..  I to am curious if you play in low or high res..

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Re: Golden Tee Fore CGA to VGA converter.
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2017, 11:48:36 pm »
Do you have plans for this build or have any insight


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