[Coco] S-video Prospects...
Stephen H. Fischer
SFischer1 at MindSpring.com
Wed Jan 4 07:18:50 EST 2006
The most important part, the AD72x needs to be obtained at a reasonable
No one has said they are going to do a buy or even at what price they might.
The $15 cost assumes a well stocked parts bin or access to a parts supply
similiar to what I have had in the past here in Silicon Valley.
Most but not all stores have disappeared or are rapidly stocking only
Mount stuff. They only buy what their customers have too many of and what
they can sell to other customers. That today is SM.
Stores that remain:
Alltronics, Moved to far south of San Jose but I would make a trip just to
Haltronics: Still in the 5th place they have operating but speaking about
Halted: Bought by Oracial and closed down for the tax write off. Was one of
???? Name I cannot remember. Closed their Santa Clara store which was the
I would go for the parts for this project. San Jose Store still open but was
not as fully
stocked as their Santa Clara store.
Anchor: Still open but very small showroom, not a good place for what we
A few more, I have not checked lately as I have not been building anything.
Jameco: Mail Order is better than my walking in and then waiting for a hour.
Appears to be the best place for the hobbist today.
Most of these have web pages.
Remember, we need only a few simple parts:
1 x AD72x IC
1 x Surf Board
1 x small perf board
some small wire
1 x Crystal or OSC
Perhaps a S-Video Connector to mount in the back of the CoCo Case.
6 x 75 Ohm resistors
3 x 100 Ohm resistors for in the R, G and B lines from the CoCo.
5 x .01 Caps
2 x 10 Caps
3 x 220 Caps
Maybe 2 x 10K Ohm Resistors
My interest is non - CoCo and requires an AD725, an AD724 being perhaps
better for a CoCo project.
Those parts do not add up to $95. Most except for the IC and Surf Board
I might may allready have in my parts bin.
Stephen H. Fischer
Chris Hawks wrote:
> ---Reply to mail from Stephen H. Fischer about [Coco] S-video Prospects...
>> The $95 price is below Analog's > $125 price for their evaluation board
>> but much higher than the ~ $15 that building your own would cost.
>> BTY, I just used 3 resistors, one in each of the R, G and B lines to
>> connect My CoCo 3
>> to the AD723 Evaluation board for S-Video output to my RCA TV.
>> Now, if his price was lower, it would be a fine CoCo 3 add on,
>> even though he has too many unnecessary parts for our usage.
> Cool! I'm glad someone has the time to work on it. I'll get in line
> ---End reply
> Christopher R. Hawks
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