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by stephen_usher
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: DISPLAYS & CONVERTERS
Topic: List of modern monitors that support 15 kHz analog RGB signals
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

Re: List of modern monitors that support 15 kHz analog RGB signals

I'm not sure if you can call it modern but today I picked up a Sun Microsystems LCD display, part number 365-1429-01 and it does indeed do 15KHz. Unfortunately, when used with my Amiga 1200 it only displays at 640x240@50Hz and won't go up to 640x256. It does seem to handle the NTSC resolution better...
by stephen_usher
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: I have some new SCSI enclosures that I am testing
Replies: 10
Views: 162

Re: I have some new SCSI enclosures that I am testing

I think you are right. I will stick to the ultra Satan. The only thing I.am doing now is testing the SCSI drives for Don on the PC. This I what I am dealing with. That should be fine, but I'm familiar with enclosures like that, you will need a SCSI terminator on one of the two connectors shown in t...
by stephen_usher
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Merry Christmas!

It's definitely exercising my laptop's CPU fan. :D
by stephen_usher
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Any local retro computer groups near Coventry UK?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Any local retro computer groups near Coventry UK?

Yeah I hope to go to Lavecon next year as I am an Elite Dangerous player :) But I find it weird if there aren't any retro groups. I may, or may not volunteer to run a "Retro-Lave" table, as I did a couple of years ago. I did little else other than hold the fort that year. I did take a few machines ...
by stephen_usher
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Any local retro computer groups near Coventry UK?
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Any local retro computer groups near Coventry UK?

I’m not sure that retro computing is organised enough or populous enough to have groups as such. I do meet people at special events but not in general. The sorts of events are retro events at places such as The National Mueseum of Computing in Bletchley Park and at the computer museum in Cambridge. ...
by stephen_usher
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Merry Christmas!

Have a merry retro Christmas everyone!
by stephen_usher
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: What did you learn today? Accidentally or not.
Replies: 11
Views: 712

Re: What did you learn today? Accidentally or not.

Today I mostly learnt that Tantalum capacitors contain black magic smoke. that is all.... You didn't put it in the circuit the wrong way around did you? The black bar end is the positive and not the negative as with every other type of capacitor. I think they changed that just make the smoke/flames...
by stephen_usher
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: MONGREL EDITION (version 2)
Topic: POWER CONNECTORS
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: POWER CONNECTORS

Someone could make a cable and bring the power to the outside as a socket (USB?) and then power an external device, such as an UltraSatan directly from the machine. One less wall wart.
by stephen_usher
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: UBE Adaptor and Del 2410
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: UBE Adaptor and Del 2410

That second picture looks like the monitor is massively over sharpening, producing the light halos around the characters.
by stephen_usher
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: How computers are made...
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: How computers are made...

:lol: