Now we have video

2015-05-09

On the 06-ALA01-0003584 front, we have mostly good news! One S-video-to-VGA converter later, and we have our composite video output hooked up to a modern computer monitor. The picture is clear and crisp. It’s probably the best video output I’ve ever seen an Electron produce.

Unfortunately, we still don’t have colour and the last few scan lines of the picture are missing. My current theory is that the former is a PAL vs. NTSC problem that might not be easily or cheaply solved. On the balance of things, however, this doesn’t bother me too much: real Acorn Electron users don’t leave Mode 6 or use VDU 19 anyway! The missing scan lines, however…

Tags: Acorn Electron, 06-ALA01-0003584

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