Ang: Re: Vic 20 RF Modulator

From: Mikael Holm (
Date: 2002-10-01 15:41:28

Too bad I have the same old 14" TV that I used back in the eighties with my
C128... No SCART, just a regular TV-in contact... For an aerial-lead...
And that's just fine with my C64 and C128... But not the Vic... Hmmm...
Will have to keep looking...

How would I go about building a VIC 20 to Scart cable? I'm not any good
with a soldering iron or what you would need to build the cable...
Any of you guys out there that are willing to build such a cable for me?


On Tue, 1 Oct 2002, Mikael Holm wrote:

> Is there anyone out there that has a RF-modulator to spare or know how I
> can get hold of one?

I'm afraid (working) RF modulators are rare, in particular in "our" part
of the world. I remember about ten years ago when I acquired my third VIC
(my second within a few months, as the first one died). Its RF died quite

Fortunately I knew about an old computer dealer only a mile from where I
live, who still had shrink-wrapped VICs and 64s in his warehouse. I talked
him into opening one package and sold me a new RF modulator for about $25.
Later, I got a composite video monitor and made myself a such cable
instead. But I do use both solutions still today.

If you have a TV set with composite video, SCART or something similar, you
should consider building your own composite video cable which will give
you a much sharper picture than the one through the RF modulator.

Anders Carlsson

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