Two LCD VGA monitors that work with my Amiga 500

Nec Multisync 1970VX

I recently purchased a Nec Multisync 1970VX VGA monitor for use on my older RGB computers (Atari ST/STE/Amiga/CoCo 3/800XL with VBXE). It works well with the Amiga. Unfortunately, I can't get it to show up with my Mega STe. I haven't tried it with any of …

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Continuing playing around with the VT420

I've got everything working pretty well, with only a few nagging problems. The biggest is the screen corrupting of vim when running through tmux. The problem is there with screen also. If I use vim outside of tmux or screen, it works fine. Inside of tmux or screen? Problems. :-( Maybe …

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Trying out my VT420

VT420

I picked up a couple of DEC VT420 terminals from a school auction about 20 years ago. Unfortunately, I never did anything with them because I didn't have any way to hook them up. The VT420 terminal uses an MMJ connector, which kind of looks like an RJ11 (phone connector …

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VBXE and Ultimate 1MB success!

After several hours of troubleshooting and beating on it, I'm proud to show off my successful installation of the VBXE along with an Ultimate 1M:

Success

It feels weird using the 800XL on an VGA LCD screen, almost like I'm in emulation. To convert the VBXE output to VGA I'm using …

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VBXE to GBS-8200 to VGA monitor is a success

After much troubleshooting, I now have VGA output from an 800XL!

VBXE in Action

The VBXE plugs into the 5 pin connector on the GBS-8200, which then goes out as VGA. Unfortunately, the Apple monitor doesn't have a VGA plug, so I have an adapter to convert it. Looks very good!

Now to …

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The original Xbox is an awesome emulator machine

I modded my Xbox a long time ago, and over the years forgot about it, leaving the Xbox to sit on the bottom shelf. It waited patiently for years until I stumbled across a post on AtariAge about using the Xbox with emulators that piqued my interest.

Upon firing up …

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Fired up my Colecovision Adam for the first time

At some time I picked up a Colecovision Adam (complete) with several books and datapacks. I was disappointed Donkey Kong wasn't in the box, but Donkey Kong Jr. was. As I was cleaning and arranging my basement lab, I decided I had better at least try out the Colecovision.

When …

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Upgraded a XF551 disk drive to a 3.5" drive

Back in the late 90s I purchased a large Atari collection on eBay. It's been sitting in storage, just waiting for me to dig into it. I remember I bough it for the Spartados X cartridge and R-time 8, but didn't realize everything else that was in it. I found …

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