Amiga Vendors?

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at
Thu Jun 18 03:45:19 CDT 2020

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> From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at> On Behalf Of Peter Corlett
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> Subject: Re: Amiga Vendors?
> 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
> 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
> 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).

The latest TVs do not have anything other tan HDMI. I bought a pile of
converter boxes that take SCART and convert to HDMI but for old VGA machines
I am just hanging on to my monitors.

> 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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