Re: Vic 20 RF Modulator

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2002-10-01 16:18:06

On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 03:41:28PM +0200, Mikael Holm wrote:
> How would I go about building a VIC 20 to Scart cable?

You will need a 5-pin DIN connector whose pins are in a 180-degree
pattern.  This connector is used in some audio equipment, so it should
be easy to obtain.  Also the Scart connector should be available easily.
Then you will need some wire.  A twin diode cable is probably the best.
Diode cable is a coaxial cable that has a thin signal wire inside,
surrounded by a ground wire.  Connect the ground signal from the DIN
connector to both shields, and connect the signal wires to audio out and
video out.  The same cable will work in other Commodores; see
In the same directory you'll also find 128-videocable.txt by me; it has
the Scart pinout.

Alternatively, you could look for a monitor that has RCA jacks and get
an audio cable that has RCA plugs and the DIN connector.  Then you'll
just have to be careful not to select the plug that is wired to the +5 V
output from the VIC-20.  (Try it on the C64 first.)


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