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Dear All,

 

This topic is just to inform You, that when i finishe SIDE2 cased ( 12.12.2012 ) and Ultimate ( 06.12.12), HXC slim ( now..), then ultrasatan and NETUSBEE, ( december - before christmas) I plan for 2013 start with VBXE 2 by Electron and Candle

 

It is not preordering - i just gather information if anyone interested. New design, new pcb, the same solution and great project ! Price - hopefully little bit lower - to early.

 

Please, drop me email to lotharek@lotharek.p with topic : VBXE ATARIAGE

 

i can promise, that i keep on gathering infos till end of 2012.

 

Sorry, cannot do earlier. to many stuff going and 3 projects at at the same time is too much for my budget

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i'm about as much use as a chocolate fireguard with a soldering iron, how easy/otherwise will this revised version be to fit to an 800XL?

 

Edit: also, i've not really paid attention so what outputs does the board have and is there anything i can use to get to VGA?

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Edit: also, i've not really paid attention so what outputs does the board have and is there anything i can use to get to VGA?
VGA is possible, since there exists a firmware vor vbxe vga. BUT!!!

 

You lose some of the options the vbxe gives you. More info about the whole vbxe hardware is located here: http://spiflash.org/

Have a seat for the programmers manual, and you will find the vga issues.

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Have a seat for the programmers manual, and you will find the vga issues.

 

That's a bit of a bugger... basically i'm thinking about when i take machines to events, right now i'm using an 800XL with a comp vid lead but that means i have to rely on tellies provided by the event organisers and sometimes that doesn't work out. But at the same time i do want the facilities of the VBXE to play with myself, writing a game for it has been on the "to do" list for a while but i'd need real hardware for testing.

 

Flat VGA monitors are more portable so, whilst i know the machine'll take a hit on video quality[1], as long as i can get to s-video i can upscale, so i'll have to read up a bit.

 

[1] i have some Fujitsu Siemens 4:3 ratio units that manage 50Hz from a C64 with Chameleon so it's less bad than it could be and the proposed environment is visually busy so the issue is less noticeable.

 

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Hello, Lotharek

So I would have interest to the VBXE and would take one of it for my Atari 800 XL Pal from system. If it goes with connection socket VGA. I have ordered from Sloopy already already a VBXE and have paid. But there nothing does itself and with VBXE it has probably taken care. With it 130 euros are away. Pity, actually.

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Point taken, José, but for many people, RGB / VGA video output alone are worth the price of this upgrade (especially for those who'd rather do a small amount of soldering than gut the whole video circuit for some subjective improvement in picture quality). And I'm sure that in future, as display devices with s-video support become more scarce, something with HDMI / component output will be even more useful as a means of prolonging the useful life of the A8.

 

Other than that, we've had enough trouble getting hold of these things via the last pre-order without questioning the validity of the hardware now. If you don't want one, don't order.

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Lotharek-

 

I bought several of your SIO2SDs & they're great.

 

Does this VBXE let my 8-bit computer output RGB to a Sony PVM monitor?

 

I have a US 800 & 130XE. Does it work with either/both?

 

Will you be offering cables too?

 

I've just picked up a Sony PVM-20N2U ( http://s242.beta.photobucket.com/user/infernolab/library/Sony_PVM-20N2U ) & a SCART/RGB box & am getting as many of my consoles SCARTed out as possible.

 

 

(I know that the VBXE has been around for a bit, but the threads that I found don't seem to explain the basics--everybody seem to already know exactly what it is! *blush*)

 

 

 

Thanks,

-Jason

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