Want to see the 80-column output of your C128 but don't have a lot of money to spend? Well here is a cheap method to get a monochrome display.
All you need is three things, which you may already have
- TV or Monitor with composite input *
- A composite audio/video cable
- Wire cutters/strippers (or a knife)
If you have those items then this method is free... is FREE cheap enough for you?
Step 1: Get a composite video cable to use (see photo 1)
Step 2: Using wire cutters, cut off one end of the video cable (see photo 2)
Step 3: Strip about 1 inch | 2.5 cm of insulation from the end you cut (see photo 3)
Step 4: Twist the outer wire mesh (ground) into a solid wire (see photo 4)
* You can use a TV without composite input if you have a VCR with composite input... I did this back in the day, ask if you need details about this method.