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Just for fun I decided to hook up the TRS-80 to the micro TV and make sure I could get a steady signal, and this is the result:

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It's really quite a nice little TV overall :)
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:dualthumbup:

I was thinking that you could probably do with a little composite video green screen monitor, but then saw how much people are trying to sell them for on eBay.... GULP!
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stephen_usher wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:45 am :dualthumbup:

I was thinking that you could probably do with a little composite video green screen monitor, but then saw how much people are trying to sell them for on eBay.... GULP!
Which is precisely how I ended up with this little fella.
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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stephen_usher wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:45 am :dualthumbup:

I was thinking that you could probably do with a little composite video green screen monitor, but then saw how much people are trying to sell them for on eBay.... GULP!
I think I still have the Philips BM7502 green screen monitor I bought to use with my BBC model B...that supports composite video iirc.

Note to self: Must recap the Beebs plus accessories and test them sometime this year... :roll:
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JezC wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:23 pm
stephen_usher wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:45 am :dualthumbup:

I was thinking that you could probably do with a little composite video green screen monitor, but then saw how much people are trying to sell them for on eBay.... GULP!
I think I still have the Philips BM7502 green screen monitor I bought to use with my BBC model B...that supports composite video iirc.

Note to self: Must recap the Beebs plus accessories and test them sometime this year... :roll:
Are you trying to sell it to me....?
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:09 pm Are you trying to sell it to me....?
Perish the thought...I've owned it from new (since the mid-80s) and once I refurb it 9and the Beebs) it will probably be the main display for them until I sort out some VGA-style solution or fix my Cub monitor...
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JezC wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:05 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:09 pm Are you trying to sell it to me....?
Perish the thought...I've owned it from new (since the mid-80s) and once I refurb it 9and the Beebs) it will probably be the main display for them until I sort out some VGA-style solution or fix my Cub monitor...
Just checking....
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Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
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Well that was disappointing. My 2012 Macbook Pro has died, the keyboard input is mullered even with an external keyboard.

Not happy with that at all, so my Dell XPS has now been pressed into service.

Turns out it was also the source of my 50Hz hum on the scopes...
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Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
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Probably the USB interface died on the MacBook Pro. :(
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stephen_usher wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:36 pm Probably the USB interface died on the MacBook Pro. :(
My thoughts as well. It might be repairable, but getting the parts is the problem, and a donor board may well have the same issue. If I can find schematics I might be able to ID the part, otherwise it's toast, at least from my perspective.
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800XL and 65XE both with Ultimate1MB,VBXL/XE & PokeyMax, SIDE3, SDrive Max, 2x 1010 cassette, 2x 1050 one with Happy mod, 3x 2600 Jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Approx 20 STs, including a 520 STM, 520 STFMs, 3x Mega ST, MSTE & 2x 32 Mhz boosted STEs
Plus the rest, totalling around 50 machines including a QL, 3x BBC Model B, Electron, Spectrums, ZX81 etc...
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