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And I order another one for "Cash" from the ABBUC-Forum. He doesn´t have an account here and don´t want to create one just for that single topic. I know him personally, so I don´t have a problem with doing that for him.

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Would love another, but just had to cash in my investments to pay utility bills. I won't be able to decide until late in the pre-order stage. Plus, SpeedDrive takes precedence since I already have one VBXE...

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calm down everyone ;)

I don't want to have history repeating itself, as someone will post here "i want one" and not in proper preorder thread ;)

 

i have loads of work in my day job now, so i'm bit off the forums, but still try to read it at least once a day

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calm down everyone ;)

I don't want to have history repeating itself, as someone will post here "i want one" and not in proper preorder thread ;)

 

i have loads of work in my day job now, so i'm bit off the forums, but still try to read it at least once a day

Understood. When you have the time, I would highly recommend creating a preorder thread, if for no other reason than to gauge serious interest in another run of the VBXE2.

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Nevermind. I found the guide, and more info on it. At this time, I wouldn't be interested in an RGB output device.

 

You call it a RGB output device? It is a high performance graphics board allowing many pixels, colors, BLOBS (BLitter OBjectS) and blitter effects. RGB output is only a side effect :D

 

Robert

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There are solutions.

 

IIRC, candle did say he might be developing a convertor.

 

And I've yet to test out the solution that involves using the encoder chip from an A520 modulator. If that works well, then it should be an under $30 project.

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I don't know why I was thinking it would be something that would hook up to a TV (HD component video or something like that). If a version comes out that allows for something like that, though, I'd be interested.

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Aren't there commercially available converters? There seem to be a ton of small converters that go between various formats. I see things that claim to do RGB to Svideo, for instance, wouldn't these work?

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All manner of commercial convertors are available. Not necessarily the case they'll work with VBXE though. VBXE generates similar RGB video to what the Amiga and ST do, ie ~ 16 KHz Horizontal frequency, 312 or 262 scanlines at 50 or 60 Hz.

 

Modern day RGB is usually 30 KHz+ Horizontal freq, and at least 480 scanlines at 60 Hz or higher.

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seems like people living behind the ocean suffer from not having decent TV

in europe all tv sets have all kind of input connectors included whereas on the other continents those are blocked in software just to make Your life more miserable

can't find a reason why

 

but as Gary said - i've stated i'll do RGB to YUV converter, that should help

and besides - even cheap RGB2VGA convertes (those for $34 or so) do work with NTSC Atari machines

i wish they would with PAL ones :(

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Sadly, I think it was only the European markets that SCART took off.

 

As for the rest of us... we only got A/V around the early/mid 1990s and even S-Video was a rarity until probably 10-12 years ago.

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but the circuit inside is the same, You're just have it disabled

thats a best joke of all times

ie all satellite decoders for digital platforms have rgb output and i can't belive someone would actually watch it on cvbs or s-vhs output

this just makes no sence ;)

besides, all tv no matter whether they are plasma, lcd, led or crt based work internally on rgb signals

 

but this is completly off topic

 

Gary, do You think You're up to the task of ie adding RGB input to Your monitor/tv set?

its really not complicated

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Already using 1084s - I just want composite or S-video so I can do captures, plus reroute output to my second PC monitor.

 

Other alternative is a scan-doubler but that would mean I can't do captures.

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Gary, do You think You're up to the task of ie adding RGB input to Your monitor/tv set?

its really not complicated

Apart from VBXE users, this would be a real help for American ST users, I'm sure (those who want low/medium res modes).

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I think the next version of the VBXE board should include HDMI digital output since that is AFAIK a world-wide standard :roll:

 

Robert

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Hello Robert

 

I think the next version of the VBXE board should include HDMI digital output since that is AFAIK a world-wide standard :roll:

HDMI 1.3 has digital sound. So we'll need at least a stereo upgrade too.

 

greetings

 

Mathy

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HDMI 1.3 has digital sound. So we'll need at least a stereo upgrade too.

 

You are right. The easiest would then to add some A/D converters on the boards to convert analog pokey audio to digital. But a quad pokey/covox replacement with digital out would be cool too :D

 

Robert

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