New Product Alert 🚀 Introducing the DreamBaby - A Dreamcast DSUB (15khz | 31Khz) Adapter
A compact and efficient Sega Dreamcast AV Multi-out to DSUB (with 3.5mm audio-output) adapter to output 15Khz (240p) and 31Khz (480p) video.
Hi Gamer & Computer Enthusiasts,
Pardon the email, but I want to drop a quick note to my past customers that I have added a new product to my line up.
Introducing the DreamBaby - a compact and efficient Sega Dreamcast AV Multi-out to DSUB (with 3.5mm audio-output) adapter to output 15Khz (240p) and 31Khz (480p) video.
The DreamBaby is available for purchase at Tindie by clicking here.
The DreamBaby is unique in that it can output RGBHV or RGBs, by using a sync combiner circuit. The Hsync and Vsync are taken directly off the Dreamcast GPU with Csync generated from these signals. This results in being able to use 15Khz or 31Khz in both RGBHV mode and RGBs mode!
Some features of this product:
No external power required
Change between 15Khz and 31Khz output via jumpers
Change between RGBHV and RGBs via jumpers
Female D-Sub (15-pin) video output
3.5mm audio jack output
Premium Kemet 220uF caps and passive components
Premium sync-combiner transistor (300Mhz)
High quality PCB, ENIG plated; in matte black finish
As some may be aware, the DreamBaby extends my product line of existing DSUB adapters - the PlayBaby (PlayStation 1/2) and SyncBaby (SNES/N64).
For a limited time, I am offering the PlayBaby & SyncBaby at a discount with purchase of the DreamBaby on Tindie. On the Tindie product page there is a drop down menu to add at a discounted price ($10 USD/ea. discount). You can purchase the DreamBaby from Tindie by clicking here.
The PlayBaby : for Playstation 1 & 2
The SyncBaby : for Super Nintendo & N64
Note that this device does not upscale or do any sort of transcoding.
No more poor quality, clunky, unshielded, leaky capacitor SCART cables!
To properly handle 15Khz (240p) or 31Khz (480p) RGB signals, you will have to either:
Utilize a proper monitor that can support this signal natively. Generally this includes most CRT equipment, professional broadcast gear, and some specialized modern LED/TFT/VA flat panels.
Connect the output from this device to a video upscaler which can scale to 480p (or higher) which can support very large majority of modern equipment.
Purists will note that Dreamcast does output Csync on the AV Multi-out on pin 10; however this specific CSync signal is generated from an encoder (and not via the GPU) resulting in a significantly degraded image, compared to that from a sync combiner. Also this specific Csync signal is disabled in 31Khz mode!
That’s about all for now - hope everyone is well now that COVID is more or less behind us. I have one more product slated for release within the coming month or two, so please stay tuned. Thanks for your continued support!