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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by exxos » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:15 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:52 pm
I have a bit of time off now, hopefully I can get back to looking at this. Just got to solder in another RAM upgrade and blitter to an STFM and I'm good to go :)
Can send you a pcb if you like ? you have to source the parts for it tho..
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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by rubber_jonnie » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:22 pm

You know me, I'm definitely up for that :)
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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by exxos » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:45 am

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:22 pm
You know me, I'm definitely up for that :)
:dualthumbup: Will send a pcb this week, will do a parts list for you as well soon.. There are a couple resistors of slightly "unknown" values due to untested changes.. So you may need a couple of presents to fine adjust them..
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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:47 pm

Sounds awesome :D

Better ger shopping for parts!!
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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by PhilC » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:01 pm

A quick question.....

I've just got a 2600, no idea if it works, not the woody kind and plugged it in yesterday. I couldn't get it to tune into my LCD TV, I take it this is why you guys have gone to Composite mods?
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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by exxos » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:13 pm

My LCD works OK with RF. Just going with composite for better image quality more than anything.
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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by PhilC » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:07 pm

How did you get on with the composite mod? My 2600 jr doesn't like my LCD tv at all.
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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by exxos » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:49 pm

Not had chance to build the test board yet, been busy with boosters etc..
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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by rubber_jonnie » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:39 pm

Hey Chris, I'm trying to push myself back towards getting some Atari projects done, and this is one of them.

I've managed to source a couple of the MAX7453 chips and the other discrete components, but the FMS6146-D is something else, and I can't find it at any of my usual sources, can you advise on a supplier please?
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Re: 2600 Composite mod

Post by exxos » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:57 pm

rubber_jonnie wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:39 pm
I've managed to source a couple of the MAX7453 chips and the other discrete components, but the FMS6146-D is something else, and I can't find it at any of my usual sources, can you advise on a supplier please?
https://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDetail/ ... k8m6Ivs%3d

Though I can send you one if needs be as I did order them a while ago, just a matter of finding which pile of stuff its in!
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