When you say "You don't even need to plug the audion into the iScan HD+ if you don't want to" isn't it actually impossible as the unit doesn't have analogue audio in?
The DVDO iScan HD+ has digital inputs - coaxial and optical. The Xbox is capable of outputing both of these formats.
The combo will cost me about 300US as the shipping is high. I don't need the mini as I'm happy with the emulation on Xbox and Wii.
It sounds like you're paying too much then. I just looked up the iScan HD+ on eBay and it typically sells for between $100 and $125. I think the SLG3000 is about $60. With shipping you shouldn't be too much above $200.
Also, the mini has limited inputs.
How so? It has YUV, RGB, composite, and s-video. The only input missing is VGA and you can get a transcoder for that if needed - though the only thing I can imagine you'd need it for would be Dreamcast.
and the scanlines is hit and miss.
Not that I know of? What are you talking about? The Mini has applied scanlines to all the retro machines I've thrown at it.
The iScan is merely a way for me to get VGA out.
You could also get a YUV to VGA transcoder. I actually have a good one from Startech that you could use with the SLG3000. See below:http://www.startech....rter~VGA2TV2WAY
If you want it, I'd sell it to you for $50. I no longer need it and its just collecting dust.
As a bonus, it will take my N64 and Saturn over svideo.
Tsk, tsk. For the Saturn, you should be using SCART cables! For the N64, you can do a RGB (SCART) mod which will improve picture quality immensely. See links below:
The N64 is a bit harder and, alternatively, you can also install an amp for better picture quality. Ask around at the System 11 Shmups forum.
Edited by PhilExile, 23 July 2012 - 07:07 PM.