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The TI-99/4A in 2018

The TI-99/4A in 2018...  

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  1. 1. From what you know (so far) about stuff going on in the TI realm, do you think 2018 will be better than 2016 and 2017 combined?

    • Hell YES!
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    • Nope
      2
    • Dunno
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The past few years in the TI realm has been quite a ride. Awesome new hardware and software, many new people joining our ranks and even distinguished alumni returning to the fold. So this months poll is going to be an easy one...

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I received my first today!

 

A beige non-QI (1981 copyright). A bit dirty and the label is peeling off, but it's working great. It came with a composite monitor cable which is a good thing since the modulator forked hookup wire is cut off. I'm waiting for another one, a silver one, so I'll have a spare.

 

I'm also waiting for my PEB to get here which will be great since I don't have any way to save whatever I do on this computer. I also received my editor/assembler NOS binder/disk/cart package. I'll also have to hunt down a parallel interface to connect the TI to my epson Actionprinter 4000 (just bougth it for $40Cdn shipped!) which will be shared with my Atari 130XE/800XL. I even got a new ribbon for it. The fan folded paper cost me more than the printer....

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woot! did you find one?

 

Yep! I mentioned to a friend on another non-gaming site that I was getting interested in retro computing and looking for an Atari 800XL or a TI-99/4A, and much to my surprise he said that he actually had an old TI-99/4A sitting boxed up that he had no use for and didn't know how to hook it up to any of his modern TVs. He said if I wanted it and would use it then he'd let me have it for just the cost of shipping. :)

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.. didn't know how to hook it up to any of his modern TVs. He said if I wanted it and would use it then he'd let me have it for just the cost of shipping. :)

 

SA - Weet! Composite cables work, even the C64 cable works IIRC. Sounds like he must not know about the F18A. I must admit, having super sharp VGA (easily and cheaply converted to HDMI) for modern TV's is easy now days.

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SA - Weet! Composite cables work, even the C64 cable works IIRC. Sounds like he must not know about the F18A. I must admit, having super sharp VGA (easily and cheaply converted to HDMI) for modern TV's is easy now days.

 

The picture is quite nice on my Commodore 1702 composite monitor.

 

The F18A is a bit hard to come by and can get quite pricey on eBay.

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SA - Weet! Composite cables work, even the C64 cable works IIRC. Sounds like he must not know about the F18A. I must admit, having super sharp VGA (easily and cheaply converted to HDMI) for modern TV's is easy now days.

 

I'm pretty well set on the video hookups, since I already ordered a set of NTSC composite cables from Retro Computer Shack in the UK and I snagged a Wico joystick adapter on eBay a while back in preparation of getting a TI. :) I only really use my modern TV for watching Netflix and YouTube so I'll be totally happy playing around with the TI via composite on my retro gaming CRT TV.

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I'm pretty well set on the video hookups, since I already ordered a set of NTSC composite cables from Retro Computer Shack in the UK and I snagged a Wico joystick adapter on eBay a while back in preparation of getting a TI. :) I only really use my modern TV for watching Netflix and YouTube so I'll be totally happy playing around with the TI via composite on my retro gaming CRT TV.

 

It's the only good way for these old workhorse, scanlines and all :)

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There is no reason to get it on EBay! Order it from the source. Go to “store” at CodeHackCreate.com. Matt (@matthew180), the designer and manufacturer is on this forum.

 

...lee

I already registered for the next batch :)

The list is at 70% presently...

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I'm on the wait list :) I figure that probably what I'll do is get another console to install the mod in (or have as backup when i inevitably brick one of them, lol)

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I have a spare Atari and a spare TI99 (on the way) just in case. If computers age in dog years, they're pushing 210 years now :)

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Should be a good year as RXB 2018 will replace RXB 2015

 

After that RXB SAMS will be released.

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It won't take much for 2018 to better than 2016 and 2017 combined.

It just needs to be half decent.

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Go ahead and peel the label plate right off there. Flatten it real good. I used j-roller. Then I got some double-sided adhesive tape and put it back on the TI. Looks like new. The adhesive came in a roll and was made for holding cellphone glass in place. Peel the back off, stick it on the plate, then peel the front off. It's all adhesive (no paper).

 

Darryl

 

A beige non-QI (1981 copyright). A bit dirty and the label is peeling off, but it's working great.

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