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Member Since 17 Oct 2007
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In Topic: So worried about SNES reliability.

Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:07 AM

I have never heard of SNES unreliability, other than a sort-of-fragile power jack which breaks under the strain of abuse.  I've had several and still have 2 and they are old and still quite reliable.


Maybe I should start hoarding spares?  Oh, please no!  :)

In Topic: 7800 Controller Project

Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:04 AM

When the new shells are finished and you have complete controllers available, I am DOWN with a couple of these!   Bravo!

In Topic: Intellivision Flashback Controllers

Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:47 AM

My original INTV controllers have suddenly gone wonky, after the console sat for about 2 or 3 (???) years without me touching it.


I see this thread, get excited, and although I realize I don't know how I'm going to get them connected to my original INTV with hard-wired controllers, I figure there must be a way.  So I look on the website and the controllers ain't even listed anymore!  Boo!!!!   But I didn't know they made the adapters!  (I'm clueless.)  What a nice surprise!


Attached File  Adapter Cable.jpg   127.76KB   11 downloads


That was really cool (the Intellvision store) to make something like this!  Just what I needed.  Now it's off to find a leftover INTV Flashback online.  Gee, the prices have risen sharply on those things.  I should have bought a truckload when Walmart clearanced them out at $15 a couple years ago.  Since I already had the real thing with a good composite mod, I never thought I'd need one.  Doh!


But I'm so glad to see the adapters!   The INTV scene truly has some innovative, ambitious people working for it.

In Topic: Cuttle Cart 3 For Sale

Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:17 PM

Greetings, folks.


I apologize for being absent the weekend, but I am sometimes caregiver to the old folks who have no internet (or computer, or anything more modern than a TV) so I'm sometimes in the dark when there is a minor (or major) emergency.


This is pending.  I have a few requests, and will post again if anything falls through.  At the moment, waiting to hear back from one guy.


Thank you for interest.

In Topic: Want to setup a PAL system in the states

Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:01 AM

I merely bought some PAL systems from B&C Computervisions a few (several?) years ago, since they had them (both 800XL and 130XE systems) at the time.  Prices have risen significantly, since then.  But I think it's still worth it, for those not so handy with electronics.  The price will only continue to go up.


Then, get a JVC TM-A13SU monitor from Ebay.  Here....




...is a thread from Atarian Extraordinaire AtariAge user "Bryan" on how to perfect this sucker.  It's the best small classic computer monitor I've ever seen.  It's all clean digital controls, it takes S-video, and IT DOES PAL!!!  They come and go on Ebay.  I have several in my closet for backups, etc.....  But most importantly, it's a monitor available in the U.S. that does PAL, affordably.  It would be too costly to import a PAL monitor from PAL-land, and pay shipping; not to mention that it would likely take 220V - when you can get one here.  Since the PAL systems will work with Yankee power supplies, it is finding a PAL display that runs on 110V, is affordable, and available on this continent that makes it easy.  Indeed, it does!


They sell PAL 130XE with both "bad" GTIA and good ones, for differing price.  Of course, you want "good" GTIA.


Currently, I see they are selling (with "good" GTIA) 130XE for $150 for "PAL I" and $175 for "PAL B."  I don't know if it would matter if you use an AV cable instead of RF???  Anyone???


$175 PAL B 130XE

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 130887232222


$150 PAL I 130XE

eBay Auction -- Item Number: 140953123151


I have also imported PAL Atari 8-bit computer from England, at a fairly reasonable price, but shipping was murder.  I love this stuff, so I don't mind!  :)



Of course, regardless of PAL or NTSC, this is the video cable you need - the ultimate A8 video cable - from 8-bit classics....