Re: C16/Plus4

From: Anders Carlsson <>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 11:40:00 +0100
Message-ID: <881D3EF2A65148488D0B398DB9711ADD@ryds>
Didier Derny wrote:

> In 1984/1985 it was a problem, no room left to insert a quite large pal to 
> SECAM interface.

On the topic of SECAM, is it true that a C64 equipped with PAL to SECAM 
interface outputs a worse RGB picture than what S-Video would do on a PAL 

Perhaps if the TED chip had built-in RGB output, it would have been more 
popular in France etc, but then again on a cheap low-end European market, 
not too many users in 1983/84 would have a TV with RGB SCART input anyway.. 
at least not outside France. However it is true that e.g. Acorn Electron has 
a TTL RGB output just like its big brother, the BBC Micro. For some reason, 
I consider the Commodore 16 and Acorn Electron classmates in terms of 
release date, capacities and relation to more expensive machines (Commodore 
64 and BBC Micro, although of course the Plus/4 is more directly a big 
brother to the C16).

Best regards

Anders Carlsson

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