Den Fri, 1 Sep 2017 10:03:53 +0100 skrev smf <firstname.lastname@example.org>: > > On 31/08/2017 22:04, HÁRSFALVI Levente wrote: > > (As a side-note, AFAIK basically all Commodore monitors have been > > manufactured by contractors... JVC, Sharp, Philips, Samsung, and so > > on; and also, the picture of the C64 would need to be consistently > > differently shifted on standard CRT TVs and early Commodore > > displays if Commodore had had the manufacturers tailor the luma > > delay value of their products; which AFAIK has not been confirmed). > > Supposedly the monitor was tailored to the 64. > > commodore wouldn't have a problem selling you a monitor that would > only work properly with the c64, because they wanted a reason to sell > you another monitor. I'd rather assume that Commodore just used the timing you got with signals ment for mixing to composite, as that ment the least extra effort to provide Y/C output on C64. There were no S-video stuff at consumer equipment at the time, so there were really no standard to follow. > But commodore quality control was only interested in a vague sense of > working and not catching fire too often. Atleast Philips had their own quality control that ensured that the Philips made monitors (1084 e.t.c. I thing?) were good enough. > I never could afford a monitor back then, so I couldn't tell you > whether it was misaligned or not. Back in the days I had a Thomson 14" CRT (which were also sold as SABA). It had a SCART input but only composite and RGB, so not really optimal for a C64. Later I realized that it had about the worst bandwith of any RGB equiped CRT TV set... On the other hand that TV set had a scart connector with RGB at the time most other TV:s only had RF or at best a composite video input. Too bad that I didn't know about the rgb switch voltage on scart pin 16 at the time. I actually modified the TV with a switch between the color decoder part on the main board and the RGB amplifiers on the smaller board with the CRT socket, to feed in RGBI from my C128. :) (I still have that Thomson CRT TV somewhere unterneath-behind in the garage. Btw it were available with ir remote for a higher price, but mine didn't have that. But it had touch buttons for channel select, so I soldered in a connector for a wire remote to be able to change between the few channels available at the time :) At the time the Swedish importer of Commodore stuff (Handic/Datatronic) imported their own Y/C capable monitor with their own Handic brand. I don't know who made that monitor, but by recalling a weak memory from how it looked on the inside I think it were probably some Asian manufacturer and most likely not Philips). -- (\_/) Copy the bunny to your mails to help (O.o) him achieve world domination. (> <) Come join the dark side. /_|_\ We have cookies. Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-09-02 03:00:37
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