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#26 DeadlyDiskKun OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:04 PM

nonner, they are fun to use.


Im sure, I just want mine modded first!Posted Image



I don't care about getting the keyboard mod, but I would eventually like the disk mod and Commodore power-box mod.

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Posted Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:46 AM

nonner, they are fun to use.


Im sure, I just want mine modded first!Posted Image



I don't care about getting the keyboard mod, but I would eventually like the disk mod and Commodore power-box mod.



I want the mini C64 PC mod with svideo.Posted Image

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Posted Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:51 AM

nonner, they are fun to use.


Im sure, I just want mine modded first!Posted Image



I don't care about getting the keyboard mod, but I would eventually like the disk mod and Commodore power-box mod.



I want the mini C64 PC mod with svideo.Posted Image



Yes, and the guy that specific mod will do it for you if you message him.
But I was afraid of the price to have said mods, they look rather pricey.

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Amazing!!

Edited by DeadlyDiskKun, Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:55 AM.


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Posted Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:00 AM

nonner, they are fun to use.


Im sure, I just want mine modded first!Posted Image


Im going to supply all the need parts...so I hope it will be abit cheaper.
When I get some $$$.


I don't care about getting the keyboard mod, but I would eventually like the disk mod and Commodore power-box mod.



I want the mini C64 PC mod with svideo.Posted Image



Yes, and the guy that specific mod will do it for you if you message him.
But I was afraid of the price to have said mods, they look rather pricey.

Posted Image
Amazing!!



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Posted Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:51 PM

I had one for a little while, KB Toys had them for $10 so I figured "Why not?"

But the chroma noise problems that the NTSC models suffer from proved too much for me =(

http://galaxy22.dynd...prob/index.html

And the Hummer/PAL models were harder to get a hold of...obviously moreso now than they were at the time >_<

#31 DeadlyDiskKun OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 1, 2010 10:42 AM

I had one for a little while, KB Toys had them for $10 so I figured "Why not?"

But the chroma noise problems that the NTSC models suffer from proved too much for me =(

http://galaxy22.dynd...prob/index.html

And the Hummer/PAL models were harder to get a hold of...obviously moreso now than they were at the time >_<



Hummers are easy to find, I see them in used stores like 3x more often then the DTV.
And the PAL ones are still selling brand new.

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Posted Tue Mar 2, 2010 7:32 PM

I had one for a little while, KB Toys had them for $10 so I figured "Why not?"

But the chroma noise problems that the NTSC models suffer from proved too much for me =(

http://galaxy22.dynd...prob/index.html


Bought mine from QVC when these first came out, then another from KB Toy Works because I thought those intitial ones were defective until reading this article, runs alright for a few minutes without any distortion until they warm up, though that also bothers me, I've still kept the one in my collection and play it sometimes!

Signed,

Rick Vendl II

Edited by TrekkiELO, Tue Mar 2, 2010 7:40 PM.


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Posted Mon May 24, 2010 8:10 PM

As some of you know, I had an original Commodore 64 which I have missed after it broke.
Well, I really didnt feel like buying another for the price people demand.

Anyways, yesterday around noon a friend showed up at my house with a box of things he no longer wanted, and in that box to my amazement was a very good condition "Commodore 64 Direct-to-TV" unit which is basically like Commodores version of the Atari Flashback 2. C64DTV is very easily modified since its not a clone but instead an actual Commodore 64 all built into a Pro 5000 controller.

Possible mods for C64DTV:

* port for the floppy disk drive
* second controller port
* port for a ps/2 keyboard
* VGA output
* external dongle for cartridges


Anyways, I absolutely love the C64DTV; I would recommend it to anyone whom wants to have instant gameplay of 30 classic games. It shows the real Commodore computer text entering screen and is preprogrammed to enter the code for gameplay.

But when you hit all 4 lower buttons with the reset you enter a screen which will allow for your own coding.


Just out of curosity, what price are people demanding? I have several units I'd part with, and not demand your children. :D

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Posted Fri May 28, 2010 8:52 AM

Just out of curosity, what price are people demanding? I have several units I'd part with, and not demand your children. :D


I'd guess about $80.

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Posted Fri May 28, 2010 9:59 AM

Just out of curosity, what price are people demanding? I have several units I'd part with, and not demand your children. :D


I'd guess about $80.



I would like to think so!!!!

I have one on Ebay right now - new in the sealed container.

However, I've seen them "buy it now" (new, sealed) for $50 plus $9 shipping. That is not all the time, of course.

Used more like $35-$40 I am guessing.

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Posted Sat May 29, 2010 8:30 PM

I would like to think so!!!!


You still have three days. It's at $32.50 right now.. not bad :)

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Posted Mon May 31, 2010 7:13 AM

I would like to think so!!!!


You still have three days. It's at $32.50 right now.. not bad :)


I've got one new, out of box. Not sure where the manual is. Never been hooked up. DM me.

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Posted Tue Jun 1, 2010 2:57 PM

EDIT: Does anyone know where to download a manual for version 1 of the C64 DTV? The manual from the official website is for a later PAL version and doesn't have the same games...


I scanned the manual from my NTSC C64 DTV. Four pages in all.

Links:

http://img684.images...c64dtvntsc1.jpg

http://img130.images...c64dtvntsc2.jpg

http://img189.images...c64dtvntsc3.jpg

http://img37.imagesh...c64dtvntsc4.jpg

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Posted Thu Jul 1, 2010 9:15 PM

Awesome the NTSC manual.

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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 9:05 AM

Just picked up one of these used for $10.00 :)

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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 10:30 AM

EDIT: Does anyone know where to download a manual for version 1 of the C64 DTV? The manual from the official website is for a later PAL version and doesn't have the same games...


I scanned the manual from my NTSC C64 DTV. Four pages in all.

Links:

http://img684.images...c64dtvntsc1.jpg

http://img130.images...c64dtvntsc2.jpg

http://img189.images...c64dtvntsc3.jpg

http://img37.imagesh...c64dtvntsc4.jpg

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Wow... I missed your post last month. Thanks for scanning the manual :)

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Posted Fri Jul 2, 2010 12:39 PM

And the PAL ones are still selling brand new.


Let me rephrase that...the PAL ones are well out of my price range =/

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Posted Wed Jul 7, 2010 10:38 AM

I'm just bummed that the NTSC version only allows for one joystick. But I'll mod it at some point.

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Posted Wed Jul 7, 2010 4:36 PM

I'm just bummed that the NTSC version only allows for one joystick. But I'll mod it at some point.


You can send the scancode for 1 to the PS/2 interface when JS1 is pushed up. Like this guy did.

http://www.richardla...cking_the_dtv_1

Another way could be to use a micro-controller. My plan was to remove the controller from a spare keyboard to send the 1.

My DTV keyboard is acting weird right now, sending shift-esc when I press V among other things. I was going to seek help on the petscii forums but I haven't gotten forum authorization yet :(

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Posted Thu Jul 8, 2010 10:39 AM

I'm just bummed that the NTSC version only allows for one joystick. But I'll mod it at some point.


You can send the scancode for 1 to the PS/2 interface when JS1 is pushed up. Like this guy did.

http://www.richardla...cking_the_dtv_1

Another way could be to use a micro-controller. My plan was to remove the controller from a spare keyboard to send the 1.

My DTV keyboard is acting weird right now, sending shift-esc when I press V among other things. I was going to seek help on the petscii forums but I haven't gotten forum authorization yet Posted Image


Looks a little complex for me, but thanks for the link :)

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Posted Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:12 PM

Mine's on ebay with just a few hours left:

C64 Joystick: eBay Auction -- Item Number: 110600013344

#47 DeadlyDiskKun OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:02 PM

Mine's on ebay with just a few hours left:

C64 Joystick: eBay Auction -- Item Number: 110600013344


Nice sell price, but I dont see why anyone would ever want to rid themselves of a C64DTV unit. They are the best!

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Posted Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:16 AM

Mine's on ebay with just a few hours left:

C64 Joystick: eBay Auction -- Item Number: 110600013344


Nice sell price, but I dont see why anyone would ever want to rid themselves of a C64DTV unit. They are the best!


Yeah - I'm clearing out lots of stuff. So much stuff unused for years = time to clear it out. Pick my favorites (Atari, TI-99, CV) and move the rest.

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Posted Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:17 PM

I wish I had gotten this when it came out. :( I want one, but I don't want pay the crazy prices that they seem to always end up going for on EBay. :ponder:

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Posted Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:01 PM

I wish I had gotten this when it came out. :( I want one, but I don't want pay the crazy prices that they seem to always end up going for on EBay. :ponder:


Maybe you shouldn't feel completely terrible about it. My wife found an NTSC one in a Goodwill for $10. It is very neat and fun to play with but I'm not considering modding it into a full C-64. I researched it a bit and found that you can only expect about 95% compatibility at best with the game and demos that push the C-64 hardest most likely to fail.




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