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Started by Bryce, 12:20, 25 October 14
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Quote from: TotO on 17:16, 27 October 14The idea with a 640x480 panel is more to be able to keep the 1:1 pixel ratio and remove those big borders that finally made the picture so small on a CTM. (and even smallest on a 8" screen) Sure, overscan screens will be cut, but... overscan means what it mean.
Quote from: Devilmarkus on 17:20, 27 October 14Nice idea...I also think about doing the same with my old Compaq Armada... But as I have no idea, how to connect the LCD display, I forgot the idea It has a 1024x768 LCD display...
Quote from: TFM on 20:44, 27 October 14Or maybe a PCB of the cost down CPC? Could it be an alternative to the Plus PCB?
Quote from: Bryce on 20:39, 27 October 14How would a 640x480 panel reduce the borders? It would still display the main window / border in the same ratio as the CPC did.
Quote from: Bryce on 20:40, 27 October 14Looks like a cool Laptop to convert. How big is the screen and how deep is the lower section? Will a plus PCB fit inside?
Quote from: Devilmarkus on 22:20, 27 October 14The display is about 15" I think... Max. resolution is 1024x768px.I have no real idea if the plus PCB would match, I once opened the laptop but just to swap the cmos battery. (It's hard to find under all these little boards which are put one on another etc...)I'm sure you need to remove the drive, and also the harddrive. (I have both: CD-Rom and also 3,5" floppy drive, you can swap these components)Actually I still have W2K and W98 running on it. (P-I, 200mhz)
Quote from: Devilmarkus on 22:28, 27 October 14Simpliest way to transform a laptop into a CPC (plus):Use Win98 (Or, in my case, WinMe)Remove Explorer.exe in system.ini and replace by WinApe.exe (Executioner compiled a special version for me, which has the ability to shutdown the stupid win-thing when you quit it)Result:Erstellt von Camtasia Studio 8
Quote from: Bryce on 22:34, 27 October 14Yes, but I want to have the expansion port and real joystick / printer ports to develop hardware on. No emulator can give me that.
Quote from: TotO on 22:42, 27 October 14...that handle 640x480 screen mode...
Quote from: Devilmarkus on 22:43, 27 October 14See the bug? The CPC has more than 640x480 pixels
Quote from: Bryce on 22:21, 27 October 14So obviously I'd prefer a V3, but they are rarer and twice the price of the others (wrong side of €100). I don't suppose you have a cheap source to suggest?
Quote from: TotO on 22:48, 27 October 14No, the CPC had a big border that made 99% of programs displayed in a little window. That is an opportunity to remove them... (for the 1% overscan demo, use a real CPC)
Quote from: Bryce on 12:55, 28 October 14Not much to update on. My friend who collects old PCs/Laptops is going to go through his pile of spare LCDs and see if he has anything suitable. I've also found a bag of these: http://sigma.octopart.com/21354265/image/ALPS-SKQGABE010.jpg (probably about 200, so enough) in my stock. They are 1.5mm high and I'm hoping I can use these instead of the membrane under the keyboard.
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