[Coco] Files to os9
Bruce W. Calkins
brucewcalkins at charter.net
Fri Sep 26 20:50:29 EDT 2008
> It's not the display that's the problem, it's the signal. Can't make a
> nice picture out of a crappy signal, and composite video is one of the
> worst, mostly because of the color carrier piggybacked in there.
> If you disable the color burst from the Coco, though, and go
> black/white, the display improves dramatically.
Once upon a time I was driving trucks over the road and "needed" my CoCo
along. I have a little 5" black and white TV that has composite input. I
opened it up and tweaked a few settings and got a crisp readable 80 column
display. Useless for watching TV, but without my glasses and putting my
face up to that little screen I could do word processing on my CoCo on 12
volts. Yes I even had a disk drive running on 12 volts too.
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