Amiga Vendors?

Peter Corlett abuse at
Thu Jun 18 03:38:29 CDT 2020

On Wed, Jun 17, 2020 at 05:39:44PM -0400, Ethan O'Toole via cctalk wrote:
> The early plasma TVs usually had BNC RGBHV inputs and such. They could take
> VGA in very easily. I'm pretty sure a PC would have been way easier to deal
> with and could reach much higher resolutions... without needing a DB-23
> connector :-)

Everything had RGB on this side of the Pond. There was a protectionist decree
that all TVs sold in France would have a SCART socket, but of course this just
meant that pan-European models sprouted SCART sockets and the French TV
industry was back to square one. Old standards never die, and the TV I bought
in 2018 has a SCART socket and would quite probably decode SECAM but I have no
SECAM sources to test it (and they'll even be rare in France these days).

DB-23 to SCART cables were (and still are) readily-available from anywhere that
has anything to do with the Amiga. Sometimes they had sawn-down DB-25 plugs
since DB-23 wasn't exactly a common connector even in the Amiga's heyday.

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