First off, I want to thank everyone here for all the excellent information. I finally got my Genesis 1 + 32X hooked up through RGB by building a SCART to PVM adapter with all the great diagrams posted here. Probably the worst soldering job anyone has ever seen, but it works at least.
My next thing I want to try to build with some of the spare DB25 connectors I have is a VGA to DB25 connector. Now, with programs like SoftKHZ (http://community.arcadeinfo.de/showthread.php?t=8170
) I can get resolutions that will work with arcade monitors. Would the PVM 2030 be able to handle an nVidia card forced into these resolutions on the CMPTR input?
That leads me to my next question: pin number 9 on the PVM 2030 CMPTR input. Should pin 9 be grounded if the nVidia graphics card is forced into "arcade" resolutions by SoftKHZ? Or should it remain open? What about when Windows is booting and SoftKHZ hasn't kicked in, will it damage the Sony PVM to keep it hooked up to a VGA signal like that when pin 9 is open?
From discussion in this earlier topic (http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?topic=2209.0
), it seems like the Sony PVM wouldn't be able to sync to the 31kHZ signal regardless of pin 9 (which is just for the older digital RGB apparently). So disregard my comments on pin 9 if I'm totally off base.
It seems like people have done this hook up before, but how do they avoid damage from booting the PC if the nVidia card starts with a normal VGA signal? I could always switch when it's ready but if there was an easy way to force the card to a specific resolution even at boot time that would be best.
Any all information on this is appreciated, thank you for such an awesome RGB haven.