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 Post subject: Re: RetroTINK-4K - Any experience?
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New retroRGB video about the retroTINK 4K with some laserdisc examples and test patterns about 30 minutes in:

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 Post subject: Re: RetroTINK-4K - Any experience?
PostPosted: 18 May 2024, 20:29 
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Thanks for the update. Will take a look while waiting. Next bunch of units will be available in 31 minutes. 8-)

Update: Got one.
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 Post subject: Re: RetroTINK-4K - Any experience?
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2024, 04:32 
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schweaty wrote:
I received my RT 4k a few weeks ago. I am running a MLD-7020 via S-video into the DB15 port using the laserbear adapter for the enhanced s-video feature. Laserdiscs have never looked this good. I am very interested in this thread and looking forward to sharing optimal settings in the RT 4k.

So far I have found Motion Adaptive algorithm, inverse Telecine on, dejudder on, MDA set to max. These all seemed to help the picture for me. What else should I be setting the profile to?


I just got my retrotink 4k, but you probably want to set IRE to 7.5. in the SDP decoder section. There are also some pre-made laserdisc profiles, but I haven't done much with them yet.
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 Post subject: Re: RetroTINK-4K - Any experience?
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2024, 09:33 
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Just a short update from my side:

Did some testing with the RT4K and the results overall are very good!
Compared to my old setup the only downside is, that the "Noise Reduction" feature of my TV does not improve the signal anymore. This is a bit of a bummer as the picture has a bit more grain now (not a big deal but worth mentioning).

Besides of that: Wow. The picture is way more clear and feels very natural. The 3D comb filter is a huge benefit.
Adding HDR effects is no option as the picture looks super artifical (as to be expected) so this might come in handy when plugging in the good old NES + Scanlines once in a while.
Regarding the profile I created for myself, I did use the instructions from the above posted video to set everything up.

Additional benefits: As the RT4K does have inputs both for analog and toslink audio I can just connect my player directly to it and finally am able to switch between analog and digital with my LDs remote.
Before that I had to tinker with my AV reciever every time, as you had to "brute force" disable some inputs as it always prioritizes HDMI -> Optical -> Analog.
The ability to create individual profiles for Pal/NTSC, Pan & Scan and all other aspect ratios makes it very handy to be able to play a movie just with one press on the RT4K remote (profiles can be linked to the number pad on the remote). This for me is a huge plus.

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 Post subject: Re: RetroTINK-4K - Any experience?
PostPosted: 03 Jun 2024, 20:17 
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Holy crap, it’s $750? Will not attend!

I’m sure it’s great but a…that’s about $50 less than my newest Sony 4K TV on which LD already looks amazing out of the box.


EDIT: For example: https://electronics.sony.com/tv-video/t ... p/kd65x85k

That’s not my exact display but it will do. Some of the most recent Sonys lack composite in, sadly.
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 Post subject: Re: RetroTINK-4K - Any experience?
PostPosted: 04 Jun 2024, 00:02 
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Glad it is working that way for you!
If it was „only“ for LD I would have hesitated a lot more, but as I am using some of my remaining old console stuff from time to time it was worth it for me.

Okay wow so Sony as well is now getting rid of the composite in?
If I remember correctly they were literally the last ones to support it (with adequate hardware behind it to make good use of the signal that is). :(
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PostPosted: 04 Jun 2024, 12:16 
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Some of the new ones support composite but NOT component, which is a new development. On mine I have to plug an adaptor into a 1/8 TRS to get component and to use composite I need to plug into…the green one I think. They very much do not advertise the SD features, in fact they physically conceal them to the point where many users don’t realize they have it.
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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2024, 10:31 
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signofzeta wrote:
On mine I have to plug an adaptor into a 1/8 TRS to get component


!!! Really? Are you sure that carries component properly? What device are you sending component video from?

I'll stick to my DVDO-VP50 for now. It doesn't f with video signals much, just lets you automatically switch sources and scale nicely and since I have a late Sony CRT that's all I need for a natural picture, the way it was meant to look but compromising nothing.
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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2024, 10:50 
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!!! Really? Are you sure that carries component properly?

Yeah it does. That kind of adapter is actually pretty common on more modern TVs in Europe as well.
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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2024, 11:48 
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mth1986 wrote:
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!!! Really? Are you sure that carries component properly?

Yeah it does. That kind of adapter is actually pretty common on more modern TVs in Europe as well.


Wow, okay, my Neotechs Weigh A Ton (tm)
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