Bonjour Didier, I've seen PAL to SECAM transcoder boards by the French company Procep installed in both C64s and VIC 20s. Also PAL to RGB (RVB) boards installed in C64s, and external PAL to SECAM transcoders also made by Procep and intended for Commodore equipment. Did you work for Procep? I would be interested in hearing any stories you have about adapting Commodore machines for the French market. Richard -------------------------------------------------- From: "Didier Derny" <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, October 31, 2011 10:33 AM To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: RE: C16/Plus4 > Hi, > > I think I missed something.... > I'll probably buy one on ebay to try > >> * Great keyboard - lower profile than C64, much easier to type on. And >> it was about the only 8-bit Commodore machine that had cursor keys where >> they should be :-) > > In 1984/1985 it was a problem, no room left to insert a quite large pal to > SECAM interface. > At that time in France, PAL on TV was an expensive option... > > Thanks all, I check on ebay :) > > -- > Didier > > > -----Message d'origine----- > De : email@example.com > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] De la part de Michal Pleban > EnvoyÃ© : lundi 31 octobre 2011 09:29 > Ã€ : email@example.com > Objet : Re: C16/Plus4 > > Hello! > > W dniu 2011-10-31 08:22, Didier Derny pisze: > >> What I saw of these machines was really negative, perhaps due to the >> amount of modifications >> Needed to convert them to SECAM (It was hell for the C64). > > It was much easier to convert a SECAM television into a monitor (at > least with my East Germany produced Vela TV set) ;-) > > The Plus/4 had really lots of positive sides: > > * Great keyboard - lower profile than C64, much easier to type on. And > it was about the only 8-bit Commodore machine that had cursor keys where > they should be :-) > > * Good to program - BASIC 3.5 allowed you to easily play with graphics, > sound etc. Plus BASIC programs could utilize almost full 64k of RAM. > > * 121 colors :-P > > * Smaller size. > > * Interesting design, distinctive of dull breadboard cases of VIC-20 / > C64 / C16. Black hardware is cool ;-) > > * Fast RS-232 (although still with TTL levels). > > Regards, > Michau. > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2011-11-01 11:00:25
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