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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1525 on: 10:21, 28 May 14 »
I've been pretty disappointed with my 14 inch Trinitron. Give it any exotic to handle and all I get is a black and white image.


Is it set to the correct broadcast mode (PAL/NTSC)? If it's in the wrong one for the input you'll get B&W like that.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1526 on: 11:19, 28 May 14 »
I've been pretty disappointed with my 14 inch Trinitron. Give it any exotic to handle and all I get is a black and white image. Look how it's making my poor PC Engine cry in the bottom right corner  :laugh:

Well that will happen if you will insist on buying the wrong one ;)

Silver my man, you need the silver one :)

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1527 on: 11:23, 28 May 14 »
Are you sure about that? Bryce installed a HxC in my CPCplus, and I don't remember him adding a disk-controller too.

I've been looking at the CM14 monitor too to go with my CPCplus, but so far still not hooked enough on it. Maybe some day. It's just a bit more awesome having a "complete" set.  :)

 :D Bad choice of words on my part, I meant the sockets are there but you need the components/parts to build it (see Mainboard Versions - CPCWiki)

Is it set to the correct broadcast mode (PAL/NTSC)? If it's in the wrong one for the input you'll get B&W like that.

My version, sony trinitron kv-14t1u doesn't do NTSC signals through scart apparently. I've been through the service menu and there doesn't seem to be any options to change it. This means I can't use my NEC PC FX, Sega WonderMega, PC Engine and PC Engine Duo (although the SG-1000 II should be OK as Bryce modded it to RGB :) )

It doesn't so S-video so I can't use my PAL C64

Also my Texas Instruments TI-99/4A is going to use component which the TV definitely doesn't support.

Well that will happen if you will insist on buying the wrong one ;)

Silver my man, you need the silver one :)

lol, yeah. I've been looking out for one for the last year but there's none coming up in my area. The PVM should be better still (although obviously I won't be able to use RF). It supports all video system standard (even SECAM I believe) and has connectors for RGB, Component and S-video.
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1528 on: 12:24, 28 May 14 »
Are you sure about that? Bryce installed a HxC in my CPCplus, and I don't remember him adding a disk-controller too.

I added the µPD765, SED (data separator), some logic and a pile of capacitors to your 464+ to make the HxC work, but they all fit on the original PCB as the 464+ and 6128+ used the same PCB.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1529 on: 13:58, 28 May 14 »
Any chance of a photo of the finished mod. The location of the hxc screen and buttons etc. I am pretty sure Bryce would do a better job than me

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1530 on: 14:16, 28 May 14 »
Here's a link to the thread :) 464+ Mod

If Bryce is too busy I might know of someone else who can do it in the UK :)

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1531 on: 14:26, 28 May 14 »
Beaker got there before me :) By the way, it's a massive amount of work that took several weeks to complete.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1532 on: 19:08, 28 May 14 »
Beaker got there before me :) By the way, it's a massive amount of work that took several weeks to complete.

Bryce.

The length of time and to some extent the cost does not bother me. I have a tape-modded 6128+ anyway. And to be honest I'd rather send it to someone I trust (yes Bryce, that's you) and if he is happy to take on the job of sourcing the components and fitting them the any price or wait is reasonable.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1533 on: 23:47, 29 May 14 »
Beaker got there before me :) By the way, it's a massive amount of work that took several weeks to complete.

Bryce.


Looking at that thread you did FAR more on that than I would need.


I would *only* be looking for the 128k and floppy mod. I intend using a Symbiface or X-Mem on the 464 plus. I suppose I will buy an external cased HxC for it.


Is it possible to connect both a Floppy drive and HxC to the external drive connector or does the internal connector also need to be brought to the outside?


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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1534 on: 00:00, 30 May 14 »
I bought an external HxC and it's the best way to go if you have multiple machines. I use mine with my 664, 6128, 6128+, Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, BBC Master and Tatung Einstein. The Atari ST and Archimedes 3010 I went/going for an internal HxC to mix it up a bit  :laugh:

P.S. I am sure Bryce fitted the external floppy connector to MrLou's machines so he can probably fit an ABBA switch or you can buy the external floppy cable with the switches to turn off the internal drive and set the HxC as drive A.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1535 on: 20:02, 31 May 14 »
Been busy getting some of my collection up on ebay:  Amstrad CPC6128 for spares/repair, plus manual, cables, system disks etc | eBay

I have other related items up too, click on the "see other items" link to get to them.

Although the listings don't say so, I am willing to send items outside the UK, send me a message if you need a quote on postage costs.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1536 on: 20:07, 31 May 14 »
Heh, that daisy-chained ROMbox is funny :D

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1537 on: 20:11, 31 May 14 »
It is an odd one :)

Looks tidy enough when it's all put together though.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1538 on: 21:56, 31 May 14 »
Heh, it looks like your TV is a microwave! :D I suspect your computer has been fried...  ;D

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1539 on: 21:56, 03 June 14 »

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1540 on: 22:52, 03 June 14 »
Do'h, if only I hadn't just bought an MSX2 today  :laugh:

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1541 on: 23:16, 03 June 14 »
Do'h, if only I hadn't just bought an MSX2 today  :laugh:

Oh my, I want one of those.

Whether I need one is a different matter  8)

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1542 on: 23:23, 03 June 14 »
lol, this is where I bought mine today  :D

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I'll let you know what they're like when they arrive but Bas seems to be well regarded in the MSX circles. Postage is also quite expensive - he quoted me €45 to UK/Ireland for the 8250 but fortunately someone else was also interested in an MSX so we were able to split the postage. Bas also mentioned he's running low on stock. I think we might have the last 8250  :-[

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1543 on: 23:24, 03 June 14 »
If only I had the cash....

MITS Altair 680 Vintage Microcomputer - EXCELLENT Working Condtion | eBay

Oooo, it's "only" €920 at the moment... tempting :)

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1544 on: 20:05, 05 June 14 »
God, what a beauty...

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1545 on: 20:14, 05 June 14 »
I want one just cos of all the lights and flicky switches!    I can't resist flicky switches!
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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1546 on: 22:58, 05 June 14 »
God, what a beauty...

Yes, but if I was going to spend that much, it would have to be an 8800. Much more interesting.

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1547 on: 00:10, 07 June 14 »
Ah yes, you're right about that!

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1548 on: 00:38, 24 June 14 »
Did anyone on the board here get this?

Huge collection of rare vintage computer games and accessories for Amstrad 6128+

Bit p*ssed as I've been after a copy of Super Cauldron for 10 years now and I forgot to bid  ???

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Re: Latest on ebay
« Reply #1549 on: 02:18, 24 June 14 »
Not much for £277.50.