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Seriously though - looking good - you plan on building & selling these as a completed item ? If so, you've got your first order! (My 1081 has finally died & I'm using a Commodore 1701 at the mo - so only can do 40 columns).Cheers,Lance
However, the most serious limitation with this board is that it only supports the first 8 available colours. The reason it can not display the full 16 available colours is due to the lack of support for the Intensity pin available on the C128 RGBI output.
Do you think this product will be of interest to some?Fotios
Quote from: MangeloreDo you think this product will be of interest to some?FotiosI'll pre-order two - one for the 128 & one for the 1200.cheers,Lance
Forgive me if this was mentioned and I did not see it. But does this device convert analog RGB to VGA? After all, I know the Amiga has both analog and digital RGB output.. which one are you using?Now.. I'm still a little thrown off by this and the previous arguments being made against the device I'll be constructing in a few days (when my board arrives) Essentially this RGB converter happily lives with the sync of a C128 or an Amiga.. which I've been told are different and that is why I'm told my idea for a RGB to S-Video or Component video will not work on the C128. Still.. it is great to see something that works besides an original Commodore or CGA monitor. $100 isn't too bad to pay considering what it costs to purchase an old monitor and have it shipped to you in once piece.
Thanks to Mangelore and others for the awesome work helping to make VGA a reality on the Commodore 128!I received my CGA-to-VGA converter board in the mail yesterday, then immediately ran out to Fry's Electronics to pick up a project box and VGA cable. I'm also using a composite-to-VGA converter for the 40-column output, so it's pretty much a total solution!Here's a link my current setup...http://home.comcast.net/~kkrausnick/c128-vga/c128-vga.htmlNow if I can just get Mangelore to provide details for the Intensity pin hack , that will rock!-DMode
However, IBM chose to include additional circuitry in the 5153 color monitor to detect color #6 and lower the green component to yield a more pleasing brown-tone (#AA5500), so most "CGA compatible" monitors do the same.
I'm not clear on how one goes about getting one of these...
Why is it that you need the C= switched on before the converter? Does it fail to catch the sync if the C= is not on on powerup?