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Is there ANY way of making this thing work in the USA with 110VAC and no PAL displays? Or should I give up this little pipe dream?

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Forget the 240V AC adaptor, it's just a waste of postage for you.

The 5V DC used inside the machines is identical.

 

A multi-standard monitor like some Amiga 1084s models will handle PAL - mine not only handles both standards, but also happily displays the bastardised video generated by one PAL machine of mine that I've put an NTSC Antic into.

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A multi-standard monitor like some Amiga 1084s models will handle PAL

 

Not all the 1084S monitors were so versatile. My 1084S-P monitor is NTSC and will only show PAL in monochrome. I have not see any dual standard Commodore monitors in the U.S.

 

Being in Chicago though you are close to at least two world-standard appliance vendors who still stock CRTs able to display composite pictures in PAL and NTSC. Alternatively some LCD monitors can also do it. My gallery has a Samsung TW215 with my PAL 800XL connected.

 

Some people have suggested buying multi-standard monitors off EBay too. The was a JVC unit recently that was popular but I forget the specs.

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A multi-standard monitor like some Amiga 1084s models will handle PAL

 

Not all the 1084S monitors were so versatile. My 1084S-P monitor is NTSC and will only show PAL in monochrome. I have not see any dual standard Commodore monitors in the U.S.

I can second this. My PAL machines will sync, but I only get B/W image on my 1084S.

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A multi-standard monitor like some Amiga 1084s models will handle PAL

 

Not all the 1084S monitors were so versatile. My 1084S-P monitor is NTSC and will only show PAL in monochrome. I have not see any dual standard Commodore monitors in the U.S.

 

Being in Chicago though you are close to at least two world-standard appliance vendors who still stock CRTs able to display composite pictures in PAL and NTSC. Alternatively some LCD monitors can also do it. My gallery has a Samsung TW215 with my PAL 800XL connected.

 

Some people have suggested buying multi-standard monitors off EBay too. The was a JVC unit recently that was popular but I forget the specs.

 

Just for the sake of doing the occasional demos, I was thinking about just getting a basic PAL to NTSC converter from 220 Electronics in Elk Grove. The other PAL stuff I have is on DVDs, but I can get my laptop to handle those. ;)

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Okay, I'm doing it. I've got a 65XE on the way, a 600XL on the way, and an 800XE on the way. I just need a 130XE and a 1200XL from somewhere and I'll have a complete lineup of the most used Atari 8bits.

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A multi-standard monitor like some Amiga 1084s models will handle PAL

 

Not all the 1084S monitors were so versatile. My 1084S-P monitor is NTSC and will only show PAL in monochrome. I have not see any dual standard Commodore monitors in the U.S.

 

Being in Chicago though you are close to at least two world-standard appliance vendors who still stock CRTs able to display composite pictures in PAL and NTSC. Alternatively some LCD monitors can also do it. My gallery has a Samsung TW215 with my PAL 800XL connected.

 

Some people have suggested buying multi-standard monitors off EBay too. The was a JVC unit recently that was popular but I forget the specs.

 

Just for the sake of doing the occasional demos, I was thinking about just getting a basic PAL to NTSC converter from 220 Electronics in Elk Grove. The other PAL stuff I have is on DVDs, but I can get my laptop to handle those. ;)

 

Personally I would recommend a multisystem TV rather than converter. The picture is better for one, and I think (bear in mind it;s been a few years) that you can get a small tv for the same cost of a convertor... Of course space is always an issue.

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Personally I would recommend a multisystem TV rather than converter. The picture is better for one, and I think (bear in mind it;s been a few years) that you can get a small tv for the same cost of a convertor... Of course space is always an issue.

 

Space is more of an issue for me right now, but for $10 more than a converter, I could have a 14" multi-standard TV, which might make more sense for demos. Hm....

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Definately get a multistandard TV, you will only regret throwing your money at a converter

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