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Hi All,
       I have been asked by several people, whether I could make some AD724 based Modulators, like the one seen below. It has several advantages over the old MC1377 based Modulator:

1) S-Video instead of Composite.
2) Picture quality is absolutely perfect, crisp clear picture with good contrast and vibrant colours, none of the wobbles, blurredness, darkness and other effects common with composite Modulators.
3) Very small (final version would be approx. 25mm x 40mm), so it can be installed anywhere.
4) Needs just 5V, so it can be installed inside a CPC Plus without the need for an additional power supply.

The final version would only have an S-Video Socket (no composite as seen below) and 6 input Pins: R,G,B, Sync, 5V, 0V which you can connect yourself as you wish, to whatever you wish (it works on all 8-Bitters with an RGB output).

Please let me know (in this thread), who's interested. If there's enough interest I will build a batch of them. I haven't worked out the final price, because it depends on how many I build. But as soon as I have the numbers, I will let you know.

Bryce.

Edit: I just did a quick calculation and they should cost around 25€ plus postage if I have 10 or more people interested.
« Last Edit: 22:46, 27 March 11 by Bryce »

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #1 on: 15:58, 24 March 11 »
I want one, too, please, but also with composite signal ;)
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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #2 on: 16:00, 24 March 11 »
The composite output, isn't as good as the S-Video output and would needlessly add to the final price, so I will only offer an S-video version. If you want to connect it to Composite, then you can use an adapter.

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #3 on: 16:03, 24 March 11 »
What's the advantage of this compared to the scart lead versions?

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #4 on: 16:15, 24 March 11 »
The composite output, isn't as good as the S-Video output and would needlessly add to the final price, so I will only offer an S-video version. If you want to connect it to Composite, then you can use an adapter.

Oh... ok, no problem ;) I still want one.
If it's good, I need  one for all my CPC's ;)
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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #5 on: 16:24, 24 March 11 »
Well SCART doesn't work on all newer LCD/Plasma TVs and also, if like me, you want to connect your CPC to an LCD computer monitor (Via Converter) or to a PC TV Card, then there's no SCART socket to connect to.

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #6 on: 16:33, 24 March 11 »
I'd like to buy one S-Video Modulator and one MegaFlashROM, please ;D

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #7 on: 16:48, 24 March 11 »
The MegaFlash question will come later :) For now it's just S-Video Modulators.

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #8 on: 16:49, 24 March 11 »
Yes of course, I know ;-)
1x S-Video Adapter for me, please.

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #9 on: 16:51, 24 March 11 »
* redbox puts his hand up high


Especially if I can put it in the Plus  8)

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #10 on: 20:04, 24 March 11 »
I am interested on another one for me.
 
Thanks.

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #11 on: 20:07, 24 March 11 »
Yes, one for me too, please. And an HDMI model. Do you want me to announce it on the wiki's main page?

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #12 on: 20:35, 24 March 11 »
Still working on the HDMI model, it's taking a little longer than planned, because I decided to go for Wireless HDMI :D And then my alarm rang... and I was back in reality :D

No need to put it on the Main Page, I think most people will see it here. Either way, I have six orders at the moment, so I only need another 4 for it to be worthwhile. Which shouldn't be too hard to find.

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #13 on: 21:07, 24 March 11 »
And I want one, please.



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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #14 on: 21:49, 24 March 11 »
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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #15 on: 22:22, 24 March 11 »
Ok, eight :)

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #16 on: 22:44, 24 March 11 »
I'm also interested in one... (9)
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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #17 on: 01:10, 25 March 11 »
I'd be interested in one as well (10)

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #18 on: 08:22, 25 March 11 »
If I wanted to use this modulator with a CPC464 but didnt want to modify the CPC at all, what else would I need to do/have/make to be able to use it?

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #19 on: 08:25, 25 March 11 »
If I wanted to use this modulator with a CPC464 but didnt want to modify the CPC at all, what else would I need to do/have/make to be able to use it?

Yes that's exactly what I was wondering as well.

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #20 on: 11:18, 25 March 11 »
If I wanted to use this modulator with a CPC464 but didnt want to modify the CPC at all, what else would I need to do/have/make to be able to use it?

You would need a suitable cable with monitor plug. Also a 5v power supply for both: CPC and modulator.
The cable with monitor plug would be soldered to the modulator's PCB.

(Everyone would need to solder the monitoroutput to the modulator's pcb, so a little technical knowledge is necessary)
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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #21 on: 15:13, 25 March 11 »
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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #22 on: 17:08, 25 March 11 »
2 here please if possible :) If not then I can manage with 1.

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #23 on: 00:57, 26 March 11 »
hmm for use with a 464 the cable with monitor plug sounds like a problem, where do I find that?

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Re: Who's interested in having an S-Video Modulator?
« Reply #24 on: 16:34, 26 March 11 »
Ok, I'm convinced, I'll order the parts today. I'll also add instructions to the wiki on how to connect it to all types of CPCs and what you'll need to do it. Obviously if you don't want to use your monitor you'll need a 5V supply (and 12V depending on the type of CPC you have). I use a normal PC PSU for my CPCs, cheap and powerful :)

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« Last Edit: 17:00, 26 March 11 by Bryce »