I think the NTSC-PAL signal compatibility differs manufacturer to manufacturer.
But I wonder why do you use a NTSC display. You live outside of Europe? Or you
mean NTSC like a standard 60 Hz computer monitor?
From: Thomas Harte
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:18 PM
Subject: Re: Prototype of case for planed new computer SAM COUPE 2
With further consideration I'd suggest that the hypothetical hardware
LDIR-alike be optionally able to logically invert its output addresses. With
suitable adjustments to the inputs, that gives you counting down as well as
counting up. So you can also scroll left-to-right!
That stuff all aside, does anybody know anything about the compatibility of PAL
machines with modern NTSC flat screens? The one I have otherwise does an
excellent job with a composite input, including the off-spec non-interlaced
stuff that '80s computers put out, but I've not tried it with a 50Hz or PAL
signal. Do manufacturers still bother to differentiate or have economies of
scale reduced everything down to a single chip regardless?
It also has component inputs but I've nothing that outputs component video and
wouldn't be surprised if it's implemented in such a way as to accept only HDTV
Which is a roundabout way of wondering whether I'd ever be able to use a Sam 2
on this side of the Atlantic. Anyone care to speculate? I guess one of those
composite/s-video/RGB to HDMI converters might be a smart investment anyway as
they're probably only going to get more obscure.
On 29 April 2015 at 08:09, <da...@properbastard.co.uk> wrote:
Case looks very good. Discussion is pretty interesting.
On 29.04.2015 09:34, the wub wrote:
What a great project, your Sam Coupe 2 looks really amazing. I
particularly like the spherical feet!
And the Lynx did have at least one good game: Super Skweek! :)
Mgr. Aleš Keprt, Ph.D.
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