Amiga 2000

From: The Adept <adept_at_Mcs.Net>
Date: Tue Jul 7 04:39:13 1998

On Mon, 6 Jul 1998, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> >I just pulled an Amiga 2000 (I don't think it's >10 yet) from the trash.
> Depends on the particular unit. The A2000 has been around for over 10
> years now.
> >It didn't come with anything else, just the system unit. I looked it up,
> >and I pretty much came up with the specifications. COuld someone tell me
> >a little more about it? What kind of video can I use with this? All it
> >has is a composite RF jack.
> The RF jack only outputs monochrome. You need a A520 modulator to plug
> into the 23 pin port which lets you connect to a TV, or an Amiga monitor to
> connect to the 23pin port.
> It's possible to attach a standard VGA or multisync monitor, but it
> requires special hardware which is rather expensive.

If your multisync syncs down to 15khz, there is no requirement for
special hardware. The NEC Multisyncs up through the 3D all sync
down to 15Khz as do many others.

> >Also, are the keyboard and mouse PC-compatible?
> Alas, no. The keyboard will run you about $60, and the mouse about $15.
> Your best bet is to try and find someone local to you that has abandoned
> the Amiga to join the mindless masses. I recently got a rather nice setup
> that way very cheap.
> You didn't mention what kind of processor you've got in the system or what
> kind of boards it has. The stock is 68000, but it might have a 68020 or
> 68030 on an accelerator board. Do you have a Hard Drive controller?
> The ultimate A2000 would have a dual 68060/PPC acclerator, UW SCSI Hard
> Drive, about 128Mb RAM, Ethernet, either a Video Toaster or a Picasso IV
> graphics card and be running Amiga OS 3.1, of course you don't want to know
> the price of all of that.
> One of my main systems is a fairly beefy A3000 that I just got done putting
> in a Tower case this weekend (metal working skills required). The Amiga OS
> beats anything MS has ever put out, and beats MacOS on certain points.
> I think the best way to sum up Amiga's is that they are just plain fun! It
> would be well worth your time to either fix up that one, or find a working
> one.
> Zane
> | Zane H. Healy | UNIX Systems Adminstrator |
> | (primary) | Linux Enthusiast |
> | (alternate) | Classic Computer Collector |
> +----------------------------------+----------------------------+
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Received on Tue Jul 07 1998 - 04:39:13 BST

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