Re: Blurry picture

From: Michał Pleban <>
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 21:22:51 +0100
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Thank you all for your suggestions. Here's what I found:

* Yes, there is 12V on the 13th pin.
* I am actually using the composite signal and feeding it into TV. But
your mention about LCD monitors made me wonder if simply the LCD TV is
not well fit for this connection. I will try with plasma tomorrow.
* The VIC indeed gets very hot in short time. I will work on a heatsink.
* I am rather a non-standard Commodore collector, because I started
collecting just about a year ago, so I have only CBM-II related stuff -
I don't have such common things like a Commodore monitor or even a C64
;-) I guess I have a lot to catch up :-P
* I will get another VIC-II from another source and try.

I tried today, and I noticed that the picture is wavy only on the first
minute or so when the computer is powered up. After that it stabilizes,
it is just blurry. I don't know if it means anything.


W dniu 2011-11-12 14:14, Steve Gray pisze:
> I found on my NTSC P500 that the composite signal was actually better
> than the S-Video output. It leads me to believe there may be some design
> flaw of the video circuitry. Of course it could also be the same reason
> the C64 has trouble on some LCD monitors. Some have found that a
> resistor is needed to lower the output signal. Have you tried a real
> commodore monitor?

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