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#51 5-11under OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013 1:05 PM

TO EVERYONE WHO STILL THINK TO BUY A CV 1.2 !!!!

KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL CV MOTHERBOARD!!!


You'll need one when Toby and I will have complete our project ;) ;)

Otherwise, simply keep it as a spare

Tease!
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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013 1:49 PM

TO EVERYONE WHO STILL THINK TO BUY A CV 1.2 !!!!

KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL CV MOTHERBOARD!!!


You'll need one when Toby and I will have complete our project ;) ;)

Otherwise, simply keep it as a spare

 

 

is for the control pad project?



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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013 1:50 PM

 

 

is for the control pad project?

 

sort of 



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Posted Thu Sep 5, 2013 11:40 PM

I don't really care about since I prefer to use CRT for old school systems

 

For anyone out there who thinks this, please consider getting an XRGB-mini Framemeister.

 

It's an upscaler with ports for almost everything (composite, S-video, component, scart RGB, HDMI... but not RF). If you have an LCD HDTV and enjoy old games, you've gotta get one of these. Perfect, sharp pixels.

 

Using component video, this new Colecovision board would look absolutely perfect on any HDTV.



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Posted Fri Sep 6, 2013 4:00 AM

I'd just like to register my interest in this item, pending the final price.

I have a CV here with a picture display issue and putting a new board in would fit with the electrical skills I have rather than fixing it.



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Posted Fri Sep 6, 2013 6:24 PM

what board house are you using to make the pcb?

I'm not sure yet. It's a large board, so there may be more variability in pricing. I'll investigate further when I have a better idea on the quantity.

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Posted Fri Sep 6, 2013 6:26 PM

My 1 suggestion would be to have some of the major chips use a socket rather than solder mounted direct to the board for ease of replacment if a problem occurs in the future.

Definitely the key components, including the controller input chips, will be socketed. The smaller logic chips might be soldered directly.

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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:30 AM

Suppose I would like to use the F18A instead of the TMS9928A could I just drop it in instead of the original VDP here. Would you also sell the board without VDP ?

The F18A would be a must for me.

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Posted Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:02 AM

Suppose I would like to use the F18A instead of the TMS9928A could I just drop it in instead of the original VDP here. Would you also sell the board without VDP ?

The F18A would be a must for me.

That should be fine.

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Posted Wed Oct 2, 2013 10:51 AM

Just a heads up that this is still in progress. I've removed these items from the next prototype: 32-in-1 multicart (not sure about final version), VGA (to be tested separately).

I'm also running out of space on the back panel for all of the options, so some compromises may need to be made there, or some creative solutions need to be thought of. I'm not too concerned for the next prototype, though.

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Posted Thu Oct 3, 2013 8:47 PM

Just found this and it sounds awesome.

Will defiantly want at least 2 I live in Australia Pal but will want NTSC board as I prefer full screen and speed anyway.

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Posted Fri Oct 4, 2013 7:49 AM

This sounds great and I'm definitely interested, though depending upon the amount of technical skill I need to make this work, I may have to pass.



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Posted Fri Oct 4, 2013 8:09 AM

Yeah, you should make it sg1000 compatible as well.

 

Just looking at my Dina 2-in-1 as I typed this.



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Posted Wed Oct 9, 2013 1:20 PM

This sounds great and I'm definitely interested, though depending upon the amount of technical skill I need to make this work, I may have to pass.


If you just need the basic functionality but improved reliability, then it "should" be quite easy. That's the plan, anyway.

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Posted Wed Oct 9, 2013 1:21 PM

Yeah, you should make it sg1000 compatible as well.
 
Just looking at my Dina 2-in-1 as I typed this.


Sorry, that's not going to happen, at least at this point.

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Posted Wed Oct 9, 2013 8:18 PM

Yeah, you should make it sg1000 compatible as well.

That would also entail doing severe modding to the CV shell, I don't think most people would spring for that.

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Posted Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:01 PM

Any plans to include a new front panel sticker with it?

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Posted Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:20 PM

Any plans to include a new front panel sticker with it?


This's something that can be done :)

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Posted Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:19 PM

Any plans to include a new front panel sticker with it?


This's something that can be done :)


I don't have plans to include a new front panel sticker. Collectorvision is your source if you want something like that. They've made replacements already.

Just making sure here... to take the case apart, you don't need to take the front panel off... take the bottom screws off and wrangle the two pieces apart... slightly better instructions can be found, by the way. ;)

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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:58 AM

 

For anyone out there who thinks this, please consider getting an XRGB-mini Framemeister.

 

It's an upscaler with ports for almost everything (composite, S-video, component, scart RGB, HDMI... but not RF). If you have an LCD HDTV and enjoy old games, you've gotta get one of these. Perfect, sharp pixels.

 

Using component video, this new Colecovision board would look absolutely perfect on any HDTV.

 

Will this work with no issues in the US?



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Posted Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:40 AM

Sign me up for this project. Looks good, and thanks for the updates.

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Posted Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:58 PM

 I'm def interested too!  I wondered why no one had done something like this earlier, considering the CV is pretty basic and uses off the shelf parts, no custom stuff like Nintendo.



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Posted Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:45 AM

Very cool, I'd love to see a video of photos!



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Posted Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:06 PM

Very cool, I'd love to see a video of photos!

Not likely, but perhaps a photo of photos! ;) I've got the old prototypes on my desk, and I've been meaning to get the camera out... hopefully this week.

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Posted Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:10 PM

Not likely, but perhaps a photo of photos! ;) I've got the old prototypes on my desk, and I've been meaning to get the camera out... hopefully this week.


That was a typo lol, was videos or photos. Lol





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