From: matt (galaga_at_slingshot.co.nz)
Date: 2008-04-24 07:32:21
its a video to RGB converter ----- Original Message ----- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 11:18 AM Subject: Strange looking (French) C64 > Hi guys! > > > > > > I thought I'd ask whether someone had seen something like this one before. > > > > http://coroners.no-ip.hu/foo/DSC00110.JPG > > http://coroners.no-ip.hu/foo/DSC00111.JPG > > > > This is a French C64 that I've just bought off from eBay. ...I've been > afte > r a SECAM C64, and as it seems, I actually failed but found something > (...w > ell, almost) similarly interesting. I don't speak French, but as far as I > c > an tell, the sticker above says "PAL or RGB television". The transcoder > boa > rd on one of the photos (I found it mounted under the keyboard block, just > where I'd have expected to find the PAL-SECAM transcoder board) doesn't > rea > lly look like something capable of encoding into SECAM... it'd most > probabl > y decode PAL (so the TDA3510 suggests), but... where's the rest?... > > > > Also (...finally) I received the machine with an old-looking true DIN-8 to > SCART cable. ...There were no special peripherals with the computer, seems > like it had been used just for playing games simply loaded from tape. > ...I' > d doubt that a large number of non-professional C64 users would have > bother > ed buying such relatively special cables for the computer just for the > sake > of playing games back then. > > > > All in all, this looks to me like a C64 with analog RGB support. > > > > I couldn't really test it yet, as (as it can be seen on the photo) the > mach > ine got slightly damaged on its way here, ...and unfortunately, so did the > transcoder board :-/. > > > > The machine's composite output is PAL (it works, despite the damage). > Conne > cting the cable that I had received the computer with to a SCART tv and > swi > tching the tv to RGB mode, I got black screen (...may well be because of > th > e slightly damaged board, but I don't know that for sure yet). I couldn't > s > ync to the UHF signal generated by the RF modulator... I could see signs > th > at I found the signal band, but the signal couldn't be identified by my tv > as a valid signal. No signs of any SECAM signals anywhere whatsoever. > ...Th > at's where I'm ATM. > > > > ...I'm really curious if someone knows something more about these > machines. > ... some light on this would be greatly appreciated. > > > > Best regards, > > > > > > Levente > > > > > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
Archive generated by hypermail pre-2.1.8.