VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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I loaded the mister.ini file into the SD card root and the only change I made was entering a 1 for yprpb (I'm connecting to a 480i Sony Trinitron via component vga cable). Any thoughts on why the screen is pink?
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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I have the same issue. I have two Sony Trinitron TVs. One is standard definition (240p/480i) and the other is high definition (480p). On both of them, the component output has recently become tinged with a pink hue on the menu core as well as the console cores. What is even more bizarre is that it doesn't seem like the preferences set in the .ini file are being adhered to. I have the RBF datecodes set to "1" so they won't be displayed. However, they still appear next to each core name. There is some weird symbol ("@" perhaps?) that appears next to the MiSTer title. And when I enable the VGA scaler option, it doesn't seem to impact the video output. When I last used MiSTer a couple months ago, everything was fine and the picture was normal. Perhaps this was something introduced in one of the recent menu or MiSTer file changes?
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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Make sure your mister.ini file is in the root of the SD card.
While before it worked ok in the config directory, that was changed in an update.
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My ini file is in the root, and my picture looks just like gamepimps.
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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Your VGA plug is loose or something.
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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No, it's not.
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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Could be a poorly soldered resistor on the IO board.
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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sajattack wrote:Could be a poorly soldered resistor on the IO board.
its definitely this or the wrong resistor.
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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Nothing definite about failing resistors. Recently MiSTer added the alt ini file, looks like accidentally choosing the wrong ini file will give the same pink tint.

People with pink tint try this
"To switch between MiSTer.ini and MiSTer_alt.ini you have to be on the Main Menu and press at the same time the OSD Menu + Core Reset buttons on the I/O board (the two buttons on the Right)."

From NML32's video.

Basically your MiSTer is outputting composite to video signal only on the Y line and missing Pb.
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crocky wrote:Nothing definite about failing resistors. Recently MiSTer added the alt ini file, looks like accidentally choosing the wrong ini file will give the same pink tint.

People with pink tint try this
"To switch between MiSTer.ini and MiSTer_alt.ini you have to be on the Main Menu and press at the same time the OSD Menu + Core Reset buttons on the I/O board (the two buttons on the Right)."

From NML32's video.

Basically your MiSTer is outputting composite to video signal only on the Y line and missing Pb.
You have to manually create a MiSTer_alt.ini file to switch between the two.
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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I just renamed the mister.ini file in the root and tried to toggle, when I hit the 2 io board buttons at the same time it just acts as if I hit the osd menu button by itself.
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Before I added the mister.ini file to try and get component output working there was no mister.ini file anywhere on my sd card. Is that normal?
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RabidWookie wrote:Before I added the mister.ini file to try and get component output working there was no mister.ini file anywhere on my sd card. Is that normal?
When you first set up the SD card, there is an example .ini file that is created. You have to rename that to “MiSTer.ini” or create a new file with that name. This used to go in the “config” folder, but now it apparently goes in the root of the card. Once I fixed that, the component video output was normal on my Sony TVs. :D
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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RabidWookie wrote:Before I added the mister.ini file to try and get component output working there was no mister.ini file anywhere on my sd card. Is that normal?
When you first set up the SD card, there is an example .ini file that is created. You have to rename that to “MiSTer.ini” or create a new file with that name. This used to go in the “config” folder, but now it apparently goes in the root of the card. Once I fixed that, the component video output was normal on my Sony TVs. :D
So you just renamed mister_example.ini to mister.ini and it solved everything?
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Actually I had my original .ini file and it was in the "config" folder. I moved it to the root of the SD card, deleted the example .ini file, and everything worked as it had before.
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Does it work perfectly in both hdmi and component out modes without having to toggle ini files?
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RabidWookie wrote:Does it work perfectly in both hdmi and component out modes without having to toggle ini files?
I'm not familiar with the "toggle" function. I've always just enabled/disabled the YPbPr option in the .ini file depending on whether I want to use MiSTer on my CRTs or on my HDTV. Lately I've been using it on the CRTs and was just concerned that the output was pink with the latest updates of the menu, MiSTer, and core files. The issue there seemed to be the fact that the system wasn't looking at the .ini file and instead was just using some "default" values.
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Gamepimp wrote:
RabidWookie wrote:Does it work perfectly in both hdmi and component out modes without having to toggle ini files?
I'm not familiar with the "toggle" function. I've always just enabled/disabled the YPbPr option in the .ini file depending on whether I want to use MiSTer on my CRTs or on my HDTV. Lately I've been using it on the CRTs and was just concerned that the output was pink with the latest updates of the menu, MiSTer, and core files. The issue there seemed to be the fact that the system wasn't looking at the .ini file and instead was just using some "default" values.
What happens if you don't disable the ypbpr option and swap out vga cable for hdmi?
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RabidWookie wrote:What happens if you don't disable the ypbpr option and swap out vga cable for hdmi?
Are you running the HDMI to a HDTV or into a HDMI to component converter and then to your CRT? I can test the first scenario, but I don't have a converter to test that second one.
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I'm running HDMI to an HDTV and VGA out to component inputs on a 480i CRT.
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Could you post your working ini files?
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See attached. This is the only .ini file I have. It is currently in the root of my SD card. Currently I only use MiSTer on my CRTs.
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I just copied your ini file onto my sd card root and deleted the old mister.ini, the screen is still pink :x
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Re: VGA component output is tinted pink, any ideas on how to fix it?

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Ugh! That sux. :( Do you have your computer set up to see file extensions? I set up a new SD card for testing and accidentally named my .ini file as "MiSTer.ini.ini" because I didn't have the computer I set it up on configured to view file extensions. If that's not the issue, you might try wiping the SD card, formatting it again with the SD card installer, and then make sure you have the latest menu, MiSTer, and core files. It could be that something is just "off" in the current setup and the system is not seeing the .ini file for some reason.
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