[Coco] Technical question
cwgordon at carolina.rr.com
Fri Mar 6 15:07:47 EST 2009
Hello, Arthur, long time no chat...
The cable I am using is the one that has been working perfectly on the
Coco2, before it went "toes up"
Tried all that. Changed channels, tried another cable, tried another TV in
another room. Still too snowy and too much static to see.
I was hoping that would work, however my TVs are too old for that feature.
They do fine watching cable TV and DVDs, but they don't have a monitor input
I haven't been able to come up with a disk drive yet, so cassette is my only
I do appreciate your input, however.
Now, search your "memory banks" and see if you can remember me :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com [mailto:coco-
> bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Arthur Flexser
> Sent: Friday, March 06, 2009 2:43 PM
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Technical question
> Quite likely, both problems are due to their respective cables, the
> cassette cable in the MOTORON/OFF case
> and the notoriously bad RF cable for connecting to the TV,
> which is poorly shielded. You might try switching the output from
> Channel 3 to Channel 4 to see if that helps any, though I doubt that
> would make much difference. Another thing to try with the CoCo turned
> on and outputting to the TV is changing the TV channel to and from the
> CoCo's output channel, to let the TV's automatic tuning
> adjust to the CoCo's signal. Plugging the TV and the CoCo into
> different electrical outlets might also reduce the interference.
> Most CoCo users use a monitor of some sort rather than a TV, which
> generally gives a far better picture, especially if it is an RGB one.
> You might check if your TV has video and audio RCA-type inputs, and
> connect them to the composite output and audio output jacks of the
> CoCo instead of using the RF output. That should help a great deal.
> Most CoCo users also use disk systems rather than cassette, so
> MOTORON/OFF wouldn't be needed. The cassette can be started and
> stopped manually in any case. (The cassette's PLAY button must be
> down for MOTORON and MOTOROFF to have any effect, by the way.)
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