8-bit Computer TV Channel Use

Mark J. Blair nf6x at nf6x.net
Mon May 25 12:32:44 CDT 2015

> On May 25, 2015, at 10:10, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Hopefully one of them will work for you.
>> If you would like to purchase hundreds of converters to catalog which ones work with each screwball vintage 
>> computer, I will welcome the data.
> And then keep on purchasing and evaluating these converters so that when they are updated to use the latest
> cheapest IC, you know which ones still work with which machines.

Ah, that's a good point! The innards of these sorts of products change at the drop of a hat, and I've seen reports of that coin-op video converter being a bit of a pig in a poke in particular depending on the firmware version, whether it's a knock-off, etc. I've also encountered this issue cropping up in ordinary mass-market items, i.e. new purchases of a product suddenly quit working with Linux because the innards got swapped out without any change in the packaging or SKU to indicate that the old drivers won't work any more.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>

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