Atari 800XL: Ultimate 1MB upgrade

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Re: Atari 800XL: Ultimate 1MB upgrade

Post by stephen_usher » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:18 pm

Is that a Ferguson TX RGB TV by any chance?
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Re: Atari 800XL: Ultimate 1MB upgrade

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:47 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:18 pm
Is that a Ferguson TX RGB TV by any chance?
I think it 'might' be a Ferguson,they were pretty popular at the time, but I don't believe it has RGB capability, since it just seems to have an RF connector on the back.

I will try and have a look later.

I recently got a Dell 20" display that has composite and SVideo connectors (My 65XE has an SVideo connector) so I need to sort a comp cable for the XL to see if it woks with that. My comp modded 2600jr gives a great picture on that particular monitor.
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Atari 800XL: Ultimate 1MB upgrade

Post by stephen_usher » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:06 pm

The RGB version has a three-colour logo in the top right, e.g.
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At the back, near the bottom you'll see two DIN sockets, a 5 PIN (composite video+sound) and 8 pin (TTL RGB+sound).
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Intro retro computers since before they were retro...
ZX81->Spectrum->Memotech MTX->Sinclair QL->520STM->BBC Micro->TT030->PCs & Sun Workstations.
Added code to the MiNT kernel (still there the last time I checked) + put together MiNTOS.
Collection now with added Macs, Amigas, Suns and Acorns.

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Re: Atari 800XL: Ultimate 1MB upgrade

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:16 pm

Pretty sure it doesn't have either the logo or the RGB sockets :(
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Re: Atari 800XL: Ultimate 1MB upgrade

Post by rubber_jonnie » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:11 pm

Nah, it's a PYE. Nothing fancy here!

Wondering if that rainbow accent on that Ferguson was to match the Spectrum?
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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