I have a Bt848 card... unless I chucked it out? But I am more into using CRT's with my retro computers.
I use either an old security monitor 12" or recently got a cheap 14" TV from craigslist for $10. I see 20" TV's at the goodwill store for $6. Nobody wants them. I was more inclined to spend $10 for a 14" than to buy a big 20" for less. Weird huh?
That back burner project sounds very cool. Would you consider adding PAL support to the input? I have a few systems that have PAL output and they work poorly on my security monitor (the screen is always shifted too low). I guess I'm lucky they work at all.
Subject: Re: [N8VEM-S100:1520] New/Old Project (Altair restoration)
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2013 00:26:51 -0400
It's also often the case that the composite decoders built into modern TVs are garbage. If you can find an older Bt848 or Bt878-based TV card for a PC (it'll be a PCI card), those did actually rather well (still not as good as a cheap CRT TV, but way better than my LCD TV).
One of my back-burner projects is to make a multipurpose analog-to-HDMI converter (composite, S-Video, VGA, etc.) geared towards vintage computers and game consoles. Implementing the decoding and upconversion logic in an FPGA would give me the flexibility to really tune the results to something that would look nice on a modern 1080p display. Sadly, spare time is a scarce resource for me these days, so it'll be a while before I acquire the round tuits to get the thing started. I have a good mental roadmap, but that means nothing without the time.
On Mar 16, 2013, at 0:03, Crusty OMO <crus...@hotmail.com> wrote:
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