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by john_A3000
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 466
Views: 16868

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Expensive ? Hardly.
Most of my CRT TVs and monitors were less than £20 each.
by john_A3000
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: off-topic
Topic: LOLPRICE
Replies: 2837
Views: 234594

Re: LOLPRICE

Empty boxes, are where I get my ebay lols. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EMPTY-BOX-INNER-PACKAGING-ONLY-For-The-Sega-Game-Gear-Console/263751495832?hash=item3d68d07098:g:4WMAAOSw4-VbHnEe I mean, who the hell is going to pay £35 for that ? I didn't pay £35 for the whole thing, and my box is perfect, alt...
by john_A3000
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 466
Views: 16868

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

HDMI will never look as good as a CRT. These machines were not designed with HD in mind, so will look awful when stretched on a big HDTV.
by john_A3000
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD
Replies: 466
Views: 16868

Re: RGB to HDMI using a Pi Zero and a small CPLD

Really cool project.
But, I do find it a bit worrying that there seems to be a mad rush to HDMI everything retro.
I mean, that Spectrum ZX-HD, just makes the image look no different to a PC, connected to the same monitor, running Spectacular.
by john_A3000
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?

I was thinking of making a 9-pin female to female adapter - solder the pins to match the pinouts of the AKF30, then just plug it onto the end of my current cable and see if it works. The cable was made for a Philips CM8833 MkII which has the RGB on different pins.
by john_A3000
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?

Thanks for the link.
I tried CJE, a bit earlier, but couldn't find anything. So, thanks. :)
by john_A3000
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: hardware
Topic: Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Archimedes A3000 to AKF30, possible ?

Hi all, I've been really enjoying my A3000 on my Philips CM883 monitor, using a scart to 9-pin cable. Thing is, I have a NoS Boxed Acorn AKF30 I got back in the late 90s. It's never been used since it came without a video cable. So, I'm wondering if it's possible to hook my A3000 upto the AKF30 ? Th...