I recently purchased a new 65XE and having just received an S-Video cable for it I decided to take it out of the box and check it out.
The first thing I noticed are vertical lines on the screen. I presume this is due to the fact that I am using a modern flat-panel TV or that it is 40" which is way bigger than anything in the 1980s or a combination of the two? Is there any way to improve on this?
Lacking a disk drive or SIO2SD at the moment I decided to just do the internal self test. Everything seemed to go ok but I am a little confused...
Memory: I see 3 rows of 16 blocks for a total of 48. This computer supposedly has 64K. Can someone verify this is normal? What would the rationale be for Atari to only check 48K? Or maybe these blocks mean something different from what I think?
Keyboard: The top row has some inverted characters but I can't for the life of me figure out what those are or how I would test those. Any ideas?
Appreciate the help. It's been a few decades and I'm apparently a bit rusty.