CV Upgrade to Laser 2001 / Manager?

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Re: CV Upgrade to Laser 2001 / Manager?

Post by carlsson » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:53 am

Well, if we want to cater to a wider audience, I would nudge the people in the N8VEM project to develop a variant of the N8 computer with a 6502 and then a new cartridge reader that takes Creativision cartridges. For those of you who are not familiar with it, the N8 is a DIY single board computer with a Z80, a TMS VDP and an AY sound chip, for which they have developed a cartridge reader to take MSX cartridges. All this is done with using original chips. I suppose it would take a little bit of work to adapt the design to 6502, but as other branches of the N8VEM project group are working on 6x0x boards (6502, 6803, 6809 etc) it is not unfamiliar territory.

Anyway, it seems we are discussing two different matters. Also when it comes to homebrew, the ColecoVision scene already has quite a lot going on so unless we manage to produce some truly extraordinary software, the selection of CreatiVision homebrew played through an adapter would drown in the river of ColecoVision releases.
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Re: CV Upgrade to Laser 2001 / Manager?

Post by Mobsie » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:42 am

---- Anyway, it seems we are discussing two different matters. Also when it comes to homebrew, the ColecoVision scene already has quite a lot going on so unless we manage to produce some truly extraordinary software, the selection of CreatiVision homebrew played through an adapter would drown in the river of ColecoVision releases.---

YES!

To make an ColecoVison adapter for our 15 games, some are really bad, is just a joke!

And i also know a lot people from USA also AtariAge User for years now. Most Collectors wan`t play on REAL console. All other have Emu for PC or Raspberry PI etc.
And as i know there are transformer from Pal to NTSC and back. And the best sone there will be NO difference, this i planned for years now and come soon.
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Re: CV Upgrade to Laser 2001 / Manager?

Post by Clockmeister » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:04 am

MADrigal wrote:> <snip>

Sad to say that it's not true. PAL+NTSC televisions are the "standard" here in Europe, but most of my friends in USA can't find any PAL televisions on the market, whereas they apparently can find NTSC models only. I have no idea why is that...
That's an easy one. For a PAL system to display NTSC no additional circuitry is required, whereas for an NTSC display to display PAL additional circuitry is required which adds to the manufacturing cost.
Since 99.99% of Americans will never use PAL, there is no point adding PAL compatibility to their TV's.

Adding NTSC compatibility to a PAL TV is a feature that costs nothing, so there is no reason not to include it.
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Re: CV Upgrade to Laser 2001 / Manager?

Post by MADrigal » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:40 pm

Thanks for the clear explanation :)
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Re: CV Upgrade to Laser 2001 / Manager?

Post by Mobsie » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:42 pm

Some of my friends in USA and Belize use cheap PAL to NTSC converter without ANY problem.
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