Do you want HDMI output from your Amiga 600 without using a crappy RGB to HDMI converter or expensive OSSC? Are you using an accelerator card which would prevent our one piece RGB board from fitting? If so, this is the Amiga HDMI board for you!
Please be aware that this is for the Amiga 600 only. It will not work on the Amiga 1200.
How does it work?
The RGBtoHDMI interface converts the “digital” RGB video signal from vintage computers like the BBC Micro or PC MDA/CGA/EGA to HDMI or DVI compatible with most modern TVs/Monitors. The interface comprises a Raspberry Pi Zero and a specially designed Hat containing a small CPLD. Custom firmware on the Raspberry Pi, in conjunction with the CPLD, is able to correctly sample each of the supported video modes to give a pixel-perfect rendition. The HDMI output is locked to the input so there are no frame drops, repeats or tears and it also has low lag of around 4 milliseconds (less than a quarter of a frame).
This board fits directly over the Amiga 600 Super Denise chip. You simply press it over the chip and connect the ribbon to the adapter. The adapter for this board gives a HDMI output using the space usually occupted by the RF connector. This adapter will not fit if yours is still in place.
PLEASE NOTE. If your denise chip has been socketed this WILL NOT FIT. If you are unsure then please get in touch
Please note that the HDMI output DOES NOT carry audio. You will still need to use the audio outputs on the rear of the Amiga.
What do I need
If you are just ordering the adapter you will need the following items
1 x Raspberry PiZero (with headers)
1 x MicroSD card compatible with the Raspberry PiZero
1 x Mini HDMI cable to HDMI cable
1 x HDMI FPV cable – HDMI mini to HDMI (straight style connector) inc ribbon.
You do not need a power supply for the PiZero. Power is supplied through the GPIO pins that attach to the Amiga.
What does it include
1 x Amiga 600 RGB to HDMI 2 piece PiZero Adapter – fully tested
1 x Email instructions on installation and use
1 x Control button / switch
We now offer the adapter and a pre-installed tested SD card. You will need to supply your own Pi Zero.
We also offer a complete kit, fully tested and loaded for the ultimate turn-key experience. This includes
1 x Amiga 600 RGB to HDMI CPLD PiZero Adapter
1 x Control button / switch
1 x Raspberry PiZero WH (with headers) – sorry we’re struggling to find the non WH Pi Zero due to shortages
1 x MicroSD card compatible with the Raspberry PiZero – preinstalled with required software (latest version at point of sale)
1 x Mini HDMI cable to HDMI cable (0.9M)
Note that the 3D printing mounts for these are not included in the sale. We offer a FREE printing service for this mount however proof will be required that you have ordered the STL from https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/amiga-600-rgb2hdmi will be required
** Credits to Hoglet67 / C0pperdraggon and Ian B for the amazing work that’s been done on this project – You guys ROCK!**
** Even more credit to Linux Jedi for the updated board – you absolute legend** – his website https://linuxjedi.co.uk/
** Big big shout out to Paul B – this would have not been possible without you.
** Credit to Krug3r for making the mount for these https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/amiga-600-rgb2hdmi
we’ve added a fitting video to our youtube channel. As per the video – please please please be careful when fitting and moving the HDMI cable. Always make sure the pins on the Pi line up and also that the Amiga is turned off when you touch anything. Note that the fitting differs slightly from the two-piece design. We’ll be getting a video of this up shortly.
The latest software can be downloaded from the GitHub Page
All our items are fully tested before dispatch. Many of our items require delicate fitting into ageing computer systems. We do not accept returns of our PiStorm, RGB to HDMI Boards, Mouse adapters, Memory modules or any other PCB-based product as incorrect fitting can lead to the item being damaged by the customer. Our listing for these items clearly shows “no returns” which is why we offer a video on each of the product paging showing detailed instructions on how to fit. Do not place an order unless you agree to this. If you are unsure then please ask before ordering.