Recalbox RGB Dual Manual
Thank you for choosing Recalbox RGB Dual! We hope this brings you one step closer to the experience you've been looking for!
Enjoy playing Recalbox and Recalbox RGB Dual!
Until the official release of Recalbox 8.1, you will have to use the special version stamped recalboxrgbdual.
For this, there's two solutions:
Download below the image corresponding to your Raspberry Pi, and install it on your SD card using the Use Custom Image function of Raspberry Pi Imager
Or modify the
recalbox.conf file on your SD card and change the
updates.type=stable line to
updates.type=recalboxrgbdual. After a restart of your recalbox, you will be offered an update to the special version.
To use Recalbox RGB Dual you will need:
Connecting the Recalbox RGB Dual is easy, but always remember to make sure you're connecting it the right way and to the right pins!
Remember to unplug all cables (power, SCART, VGA) before any changes.
On Rasbperry Pi 3 and 4, it's really simple: clip the Recalbox RGB Dual directly on the GPIO (pins) of the Raspberry Pi and clip the spacers (white plastic supports under the SCART) in the holes provided for this purpose!
All you've got to do is plug in the SCART cable!
When connecting the GPIO extension cable, always make sure that you place the Recalbox RGB Dual as follows. It's also important to make sure that the 40 GPIOs of the Raspberry Pi are plugged into the 40 inputs of the extension cable, and that the 40 pins of the extension cable are plugged into the 40 inputs of the Recalbox RGB DUAL.
Clip the Recalbox RGB Dual in the same position as for a standard connection:
To connect a Raspberry Pi 400, plug the extension cable into the RPi 400, cable end down. Then, position the Recalbox RGB Dual SCART socket towards the front of the Pi 400 to connect it to the extension cable.
If you are using your Recalbox RGB Dual in a case, make sure to disable all the specific configurations for this case (scripts, configuration files). The GPIOs used to communicate with the boxes that have features related to power management or fans may conflict with the operation of the Recalbox RGB Dual.
The connection on an Argon One is done in reverse.
If the image displayed on your TV jumps, even in the menu, it is probably because it does not support 60Hz. You will have to force 50Hz mode by using the DIP switches on the Recalbox RGB Dual.
Remove the plastic cover from the switch, and with a thin object, move the top switch to 50Hz.
This will force the 50Hz mode on the menu and all games!
If you are using a monitor that supports 31kHz (horizontal refresh rate), you can use the VGA output. To configure Recalbox RGB Dual and allow the system to display games in 480p, use the second switch on the board.
It allows you to force 31kHz mode for games and menus.
This option automatically activates the sound on the Raspberry Pi jack.
If your monitor supports 120Hz, you can activate the 240p on 31kHz option in the CRT menu in recalbox. This mode allows you to display real 240p on 31kHz monitors.
Recalbox RGB Dual is Plug and Play and allows you to enjoy your CRT TV without any configuration.
However, we have provided you with some options that might be of interest to you:
After soldering your header block to the RPi Zero 2, connect the Recalbox RGB Dual in the same direction as for a Raspberry Pi 4 or 3.
Re-watch all your childhood movies and series with Kodi on Recalbox RGB Dual!
Remember to select the resolution that suits you best in the Kodi options:
Choose an interlaced mode (640x480 or 768x576)
Switch the configuration to expert mode and use the Calibration option to calibrate the screen.
Only the default theme has been optimized for CRT display. If you use other themes, we cannot guarantee the same readability and display quality.