Even with the RF modulator removed. you can still get artifacting from the Composite signal, which the UAV still produces. Separating the chroma and luma signals for S-video gives you an image that is basically too sharp for artifacting. It's your choice which signal(s) you want to connect to your display.
Having said that, I believe (not 100% certain) that some PAL models have video circuits contained within their RF modulators that produce the Composite signals in stock configuration. If you remove the RF modulator on such machines, you MUST use a video mod to produce video signals.
I don't know whether it's NTSC or PAL models, or both, but the modulator in the 130XE has circuitry which combines Y/C signals to produce the CVBS signal.
Sorry, rarely read those Thanks for the pointer, this is good news. I read up on the mod details and while it's really quite extensive it seems doable for me.
As the article states that you can't observe the difference the CV disable switch makes on a colour monitor, can it be omitted. I doubt I'll ever find a monochrome monitor and if I find one, I'd rather hook it up to an XEP80 or Bit3 (should I ever get hold of the latter).
The article also instructs to twist together two 150 Ohm resistors to get 75 Ohms. Is that because there is no 75 Ohm resistor in the kit that's mentioned or does using two in parallel make any beneficial difference electronically?
Finally, I have some early revision UAV video mod boards at hand. I gather that SV 2.1 is preferable to UAV?
75 ohms is not a standard resistor value, the closest are 68 and 82 ohm. BITD some specialty electronics stores did carry them, but they weren't common.
I bought a bag of 100 carbon film 75 ohm resistors for $2 in the late 80's at RP Electronics. At the time it was just a small local shop, it has since moved to a larger location and also added a website. They still sell bulk packs of 75 ohm resistors for under $2.
Wonderful stuff......all of it damn impossible to find here....and you should get a fine for transporting it carelessly like that esp. the 810 and I guess that's a HD under it.... hope the HD heads survived the bumps of the ride....
That's likely the dual 5-1/4" FDD for the ATR8000 instead of a HDD.
WARNING Do Not Purchase SanDisk CF Cards From China
I just discovered that the ten 1GB SanDisk cards that I got for a great deal on eBay, turned out to be fakes (not such a great deal after all ). They still work in a PC as far as I can tell, but they won't work in the XEL-CF or likely a SIDE2 either. First indication that there was a problem happened when I performed an FDISK and the card ID came up blank, when it should have said: SanDisk SDCFJ-1024. Then the next problem was that I could not initialize the card. And finally I noticed that the labels were all bubbled, which I've never seen on any of my other SanDisk cards. All of these discoveries applied to all ten cards I had purchased.
Then to add insult to injury, when I initiated a return with eBay the customer refused to pay for the return postage. And yes as the header to this post says, these came from China. Not to say that all things from China are bad, but it's also not a big surprise either that someone over there would pass off some generic brand CF card as a NEW SanDisk card figuring that all of that ocean between us would protect them from an unhappy customer like myself. And since these seem to work fine in my PC, most people wouldn't know the difference anyway.
So moral of the story is only buy SanDisk cards from a trusted source.
And to reiterate, ONLY USE Genuine SanDisk Cards in the XEL-CF, no other brand will likely work (including fake ones with SanDisk labels pasted on ).
If the item wasn't as described then the seller is supposed to pay return shipping. IMO counterfeit SanDisk CF cards should qualify.
Following is from eBay:
When the item isn't as described:
If you return an item because it's not as described in the listing, arrives damaged, or is missing parts, then your refund is:
Is there a set of updated instructions for the supervideo 2.1 upgrade for the 1200XL? I know there is one for the 800XL which instructs the user to replace resistors rather that piggybacking in order to achieve the desired resistance.
Piggybacking resistors would have the same affect as a singe one of equivalent value, the single just looks neater.
Sam's manual says to check C2 for 5v, I know where C2 is and I can check it but I can't find any reference to what the nomenclature is for the capacitor in case I need to replace it. Does the 130XE generally have the same part designators as the 800XL; I have a parts list for the 800XL.
C2 is a 22uF 16V axial electrolytic capacitor, the 130XE Reference Manual from Atari has a parts list at the front of the book.
Depends what you want Basic for, do you plan on programming? IIRC, the worst bug in Rev B was that it would sometimes freeze while you were typing in programs. If you aren't typing in programs, then B wasn't all that bad. But if you are planning on doing Basic programming, you may want to check out one of the improved 3rd party basics
IIRC it was Rev.A(cartridge) that would lock-up. Rev.B added some extra bytes to the program every time it was saved, the extra bytes could be removed by using LIST to write the file to disk, then using ENTER to reload it.
But I don't see anything (at least online) for staples.ca. Have you seen options available in-store? I know I've seen places like airport checkin and courier shipping desks still using those good 'ol Okidata Microlines's still. They're getting it somewhere...
Staples.ca does have it as well, according to the website most stores in my area have 2 boxes of "Blank White Computer Paper, Ultra Perforated, 20 lb., 9-1/2" x 11", 2,200/Box", and a Regina store is supposed to have 1 box.
I've recently pulled a XMM801 out of Deep Storage and was thinking about starting it up for light use, but tractor-feed paper is becoming hard to find and, well, there are certainly better options for light home use. Is anyone using modern inkjet or laser printers with their A8 units? Show me your set-ups!
While more expensive than normal 8.5"x11" paper, 9.5"x11" tractor feed paper is still available from Stapes in both Canada and the US.