Having a problem with a TT030 I just acquired.
When connected to a VGA LCD monitor the picture does not fill the screen properly (it's squashed to the left) and there seems to be a lot of interference. The machine is working, but the display makes it unusable - the resolution doesn't look right and character rendering is kind of blocky; it basically looks crap.
I have not opened it up yet to check for poor connections, but can someone tell me if this is normal? The monitor works fine on an ST in high-rez mode (using an adapter), because it is old enough to be able to synch right down to 60hz. I really don't want to be sending it back as faulty... since they are so rare...
wongck wrote:It is unfortunate that the VGA specifications changed after the TT came out.
So the VGA output will not be looking "correct" against the standard spec.
JonB wrote:Oh dear. I am going to have to try and find a video card for it, aren't I?
mdivancic wrote:It may be easier to snag a PTC1426 VGA monitor then to find a video card. I've been trying to get one for about 2 years. You could also get a Atari TTM195 monochrome monitor. B & C ComputerVisions (myatari.com) has reconditioned TTM194/5 for $50 and PCT1426 for $125. I've been thinking of going the monochrome route myself.
wongck wrote:Yeah, but you get higher resolutions & more colours with a graphic adapter.
calimero wrote:I can not open https://www.videogameperfection.com !
calimero wrote:Is this same thing: http://junkerhq.net/xrgb/index.php?title=OSSC ?
calimero wrote:Where did you buy it and how much does it cost?
dhedberg wrote:Wow. Seems like the site went down right after I posted the link. The site is probably under attack or something. Check it again in a few ours/days.
dhedberg wrote:OK, it's time to revive a very old thread again. For everyone with a TT that wants a perfect picture on a modern LCD when using the internal TT-Shifter, go buy an OSSC: https://www.videogameperfection.com/pro ... converter/
I've said it before, this thing gives full control over the video signal. It can sample the 32MHz pixel clock of the TT to perfection. Picture proof attached (TT-Medium on a Benq BL912 - without the OSSC the picture looks like crap!). So don't try and find the perfect monitor, just buy the OSSC and use ANY monitor for your TT.
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