[Coco] Reglazed CoCo 1
jcewy at swbell.net
Thu Feb 1 23:13:13 EST 2007
Christopher Hawks wrote:
> Joel Ewy wrote:
>> Joel Ewy wrote:
>>> That would be nice. I found a 5" NTSC LCD on the surplus market that
>>> had originally been for a Nintendo Gamecube (I think). It works pretty
>>> well with the composite video on the CoCo 3, though when the screen is
>>> mostly white the picture has weird problems. May be related to the
>>> power supply I've been using with it. I found some info that suggested
>>> I just might be able to bypass the composite video circuitry and inject
>>> an RGB signal, which would be vastly preferable. If I can get it to work.
>> Actually, FWIW they're still available:
> Does it have S-Video input?? The page doesn't say. If it does, with an
> RGB to S-Video adapter it'd be a portable Coco3 !!
Sadly it doesn't have S-Video in. However it does have an input for the
Nintendo Game Cube. I did a little research on that connector when I
got the thing. It seems that the UK version of the NGC does have RGB
video out, while the US version doesn't. (Or some such nonsense. I'll
have to hunt through my bookmarks to find the exact details again.) So
if this device was made to be compatible with the UK version (which uses
different connections in the same connector) then it might be possible
to hack it up to the CoCo's RGB out. Obviously I haven't finished doing
this yet, or even figuring out to my complete satisfaction whether this
is really possible or not.
But the possibility is tantalyzing. As it it does work OK for games
though, just as a composite monitor. But you do have to provide your
own power supply.
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