TS1000 gets $800 composite monitor

From: Cameron Kaiser <spectre_at_stockholm.ptloma.edu>
Date: Tue Dec 5 09:18:47 2000

I have found a new use for my Power Mac G3: as a composite monitor for my
Timex Sinclair 1000. Now that's quality! :-P

Here's the question. I picked up a Formac ProTV tuner card with composite
and S-video input, and two antenna jacks (TV/cable and FM). This is on-topic
because actually I will be using this set-up to do video frame grabs
from the Tomy Tutor and the Commodore 128 -- and possibly even movies.

Composite input works fine thanks to the mod Glen put in the TS1000 (tip of
the hat :-). No sound, of course.

RF input, however, does not -- and since I'll be doing vid captures from the
Commodore, I'd love to capture SID music in there also, so that rules out
plain old composite input (it doesn't have audio inputs). Does anyone know of
gotchas with TV tuner cards in general for capturing RF? Is anyone familiar
with this card? (Hans, they're your countrymen, but their U.S. office is
near Sam, in Pleasanton.) I'm just using a regular old R**** S**** switchbox
(slide, not automatic) and terminating in antenna leads, which I'm turning
into coax. Works great on my television, but nothing out of the video card.
(Power Mac 7300/180 with Sonnet G3/400, OS 8.6, ATI Rage 128 video, 64MB.)

Ideas or suggestions?

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Received on Tue Dec 05 2000 - 09:18:47 GMT

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