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by Guesser
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: "Real" aspect ratio?
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: "Real" aspect ratio?

I've no idea, just that comparing an emulator against one TV isn't very scientific :D

Pixel aspect ratio might be mentioned in the ULA book
by Guesser
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: "Real" aspect ratio?
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: "Real" aspect ratio?

When did you last calibrate the deflection amps in your telly? :)
by Guesser
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Grey +2 RGB SCART help wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Grey +2 RGB SCART help wanted

schneil wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Ah I see so you're saying even though the RGB ports are now similar in the two machines. they are still slightly different?
Which machine would need the resistor mod?
It depends if you were removing it or adding it :)

The +3 (and black +2) divides the composite sync voltage internally.
by Guesser
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: What do you now know many years later
Replies: 80
Views: 2208

Re: What do you now know many years later

I once got offered a choice of redundancy or moving to a former telephone exchange building, working in the room where the old mechanical exchange used to reside. A huge place for a small team with great high ceilings, but the only windows were narrow slits some 3m up the wall as it was really the ...
by Guesser
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Grey +2 RGB SCART help wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Grey +2 RGB SCART help wanted

Yep, fit links 2, 3, and 8 for SCART output. (remove 1, 4, and 7) That still won't be exactly the same because the +3 shorts the two 12V lines together meaning you can't use aspect/function switching (unless you cut the track on the motherboard and add a second resistor), but your cable won't be wir...
by Guesser
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Hungry Horace on Steam?
Replies: 24
Views: 786

Re: Hungry Horace on Steam?

Antstream's another one. Nostalgia-as-a-service for a recurring subscription ugh.
by Guesser
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Hungry Horace on Steam?
Replies: 24
Views: 786

Re: Hungry Horace on Steam?

Joefish wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:15 am
The person selling toys was completely unrelated to the youtuber.
Not completely unrelated, but they're two different people and a completely separate business.
by Guesser
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Games/Software
Topic: Hungry Horace on Steam?
Replies: 24
Views: 786

Re: Hungry Horace on Steam?

Did anyone think that Andrews's hoovering up of abandoned trademarks, and supposed acquisition of copyrights was anything other than a cynical retro market cash grab? I thought that was obvious from the beginning :roll:
by Guesser
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum +3 to a PVM with BNC sockets
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Spectrum +3 to a PVM with BNC sockets

A video monitor is not a TV so doesn't have a UHF tuner.

You don't need to build the circuit up on a board for the composite mod as it's so simple, you can just solder the components directly together and insulate everything with sleeving.
by Guesser
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Spectrum 2+A blinking power issue
Replies: 17
Views: 700

Re: Spectrum 2+A blinking power issue

You've got the +5V coming from a bench power supply, so that should be stable, right? So as you increase the current the computer is allowed to draw, what voltage are you asking has gone up? And what if it has, or hasn't? With the current turned right down it would go into limit as soon as you atta...