When I set up my shiny new 4A through composite connectors to a CRT television the picture was perfect (attached photo is deceptive - have never been able to take pictures of CRTs with a moire pattern - but only the camera sees it!)
Anyway, I had also purchased a CompositeRCA/Svideo to VGA converter (a cheap one) hoping to use an old 4X3 LCD I have lying around.
When I hooked it up, I got a black & white picture with severe vertical banding (the attached photo is NOT deceptive this time).
I've now tried 2 different TI composite cords, 3 different VGA cords, and 2 different LCD monitors...all with the same results
so... my questions are:
1. Is my problem just a cheap converter box (would I likely have better results with one of the $150+ boxes, or would my results probably be the same??
2. Is my problem just a lack of understanding of the intricacies of interfacing a 30 year old VDP with a modern VGA monitor?
3. Since I've seen LCD's hooked up to TI-99/4A's, I know it can be done,
Sorry if I've missed a thread somewhere that I should have read before posting. I did read a thread about a guy who couldn't get colour, but I get colour just fine through composite....just not able to convert the signal to VGA.
Troubleshooting code is usually a no-brainer, but when it comes to troubleshooting hardware I suck the big one!