Thanks Kindly to Crossbow - Your feedback for the install was very much appreciated and important for improvments going forward!
I often get a thanks or no answer when these get sent which is fine also. Crossbow's been very clear and this is important whether good or bad for myself or any developer. Although Im completely on top of the PAL conversion (as most of my half dozen models are of such) im less so on the NTSC in comparison . Ive installed a several NTSC boards, but not seen everything out there - and feedback such as this is always beneficial for improvements. NTSC models are imported in the UK if you ever require these, which is of course costly..
S-Video? - this can be easliy converted still for HDMI -
- For the choice of output - Ive seen a few hums and ho's on S-video as a medium - however i cannot stress highly -if you look as this (S-VIDEO) as the best what to get the graphics from the MARIA chip, then you can always upscale on the HDMI which is easy (ive had some 7800's sent to me for upscaling and basic fitting, so its down to choice and Monitor/TV types for this. Composite is satisfactory as such but never the best when you know the native chip give out better....
The board is analogue in nature which i see as organic for the screen resolution over digital. This is intended to give a amplified/modulated output from the Maria chip as close as possible to how Atari would have (probably) wanted. -( i can hear the curses being mentioned at ATARI back in the mid-eighties when Nintnedo cracked 'perfect' composite and UHF/RF output was the accountants answer to the graphics at Atari...)
The removal of resitors is kept at a minimum and cutting legs off the these always allows you to re-solder, if you decide that hacking parts of the unit is more than bearable, then you can alway turn the unit back to its original state, which is always good.
If anyones interested - i do still sell these boards for £22 UKP each + postage to your region. (worldwide).
Please PM me if your interested and for availability and i can get back shorlty thereafter.
If you are in the UK, im willing to perform the supply/conversion if you require (including fitting of the Audio/S-video jack or flying lead as required) - , can do this within a week of reciept of the 7800 and fully test on every aspect for best performance. As ive done several (including HDMI output versions), there should be no issues with the choice of output required.
I welcome any questions on this of course!