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#1 Tempest Nut OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 6:56 AM

I think I was one of the first people to hook a Jag up to an RGB monitor because this was before the "cat box" or Atari had any cables you could buy, I used a little known and even rarer A/V adaptor call a "Jag Daptor" and I've never seen another one anywhere. 

 

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I used the Jag Dapter to hookup my Atary Jaguar to an industrial grade Wells Gardner 35 inch RGB monitor, That is the same RGB monitors used in the huge Sega Daytona arcade game that if I'm not mistaken cost two dollars a pop to play. I made a cable to use that "Video RGB" plug which was a true RGB signal output!

I still have that huge RGB monitor, I fact it's right next to me as in typing this...
 
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Although it's just collecting dust now...


#2 sirlynxalot OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 7:20 AM

Cool. Never seen this before.

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 7:42 AM

That’s gotta be the most sensible a/v solution I’ve ever seen for the Jaguar, or any system! Love the luma/chroma RCA jacks for direct plug-in to Commodore monitors. :love:

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 8:14 AM

Huh.  I've been collecting Jag stuff since 2000 and I've never seen or heard of one of those before!



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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 8:58 AM

Relevant links from past discussions: http://atariage.com/...ar/#entry171140

http://atariage.com/...her-jag-daptor/



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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 9:16 AM

Love it!  :D



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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 12:58 PM

That's a sweet little thing!
Never seen one before.

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Posted Wed Jan 9, 2019 3:15 PM

Wow thanks for the link, I got it so long ago that I can't remember how I even got it but I seem to recall ordering out of a gaming mag...

 

I knew it was pretty rare but it's even rarer than I thought!

 

I actually bought two of them but I don't know where the second one is at the moment, It's prob up in the attic somewhere...   


Edited by Tempest Nut, Wed Jan 9, 2019 3:19 PM.


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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:08 AM

I do remember them being announced back in the day, but I think I only saw a mock-up picture not the final product.

If you find the second one and want to sell it... ;)

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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:36 AM

The reason I bought a second one was in case I messed up the first one modifying it, The Jag Dapter fit on the back of the Jag very loosely and I wanted it to be much more secure.

 

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The multi-pin connector on the jag dapter didn't have this outer plastic part shown in red...   

 

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So I bought an Atari brand cable and removed that part from it...

 

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And I shorten it and bonded it to the jag daptor's A/V input...

 

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Which made it much better but I thought it could be even more secure so I also removed the metal part from one of the plugs...

 

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And I embedded it into the hard rubber-like plastic of the jag daptor and bonded it as well...

 

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But it wasn't going on straight because the upper corner was hitting so I notched it so it would press onto the jag flush...

 

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The end results was a snug tight fit that was flush with the jag...

 

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Edited by Tempest Nut, Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:42 AM.

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#11 Tempest Nut OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:55 AM

I do remember them being announced back in the day, but I think I only saw a mock-up picture not the final product.

If you find the second one and want to sell it... ;)

 

Can you be reached at http://www.retrospekt.com.au



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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:27 PM

It is made dor ST monitors

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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:55 PM

It is made dor ST monitors


Yes, the RGB output works for ST and C= monitors. And anything else that accepts a 15khz RGB input. NEC, Mitsubishi, Philips, JVC, Thompson, etc. all made such monitors.

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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:20 PM

Like this industrial grade Wells Gardner 35 inch RGB monitor, It's a monster of a monitor!

 

It looks much bigger in person, the largest commercially available model CRT TV is about 45 inches and weighs several hundred pounds. As the size of the screen increases, so does the size of the picture tube, making the TV much bulkier. Larger TVs are not marketable

 

 

 

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Posted Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:54 PM

this thing looks pretty awesome! Just needs an HDMI port on there ;)



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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:05 AM

Yes, the RGB output works for ST and C= monitors. And anything else that accepts a 15khz RGB input. NEC, Mitsubishi, Philips, JVC, Thompson, etc. all made such monitors.

 

Yeah it would, it's just that the connector is that silly 13-pin DIN one.



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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:59 AM

 

Yeah it would, it's just that the connector is that silly 13-pin DIN one.

Yeah, Def some pins went unused with that connector... lol 



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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:55 AM

this thing looks pretty awesome! Just needs an HDMI port on there ;)


Pah! HDMI is for kids!
Real men keep it analog. :)
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Posted Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:25 AM

Pah! HDMI is for kids!
Real men keep it analog. :)

I tend to, but I'd like to see the Jag in all its HDMI glory! I do have a $13 amazon AV to HDMI converter that works damn well on one of the mancave TVS (65 plasma from 2010) and it looks great. But when I hook it up to any of the LED/LCD Tvs (I have 2 70-inch upstairs) they look like ass. Why the plasma looks better for the AV to HDMI converter I don;t know






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