Looking at Thomson MO5 PAL video output and MO5 connector pinouts

From: Iggy Drougge <optimus_at_canit.se>
Date: Tue Jan 2 08:01:27 2001

On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Tony Duell wrote:

> > Is it a 21-pin SCART/P=E9ritel connector? In that case, I'd suggest
> > extracting RGB signals from it. Then you won't have to worry about TV
> I assume you know for a fact that this computer does implement the RGB
> pins. Not all devices do (it's _very_ rare to find a VCR that outputs RGB
> signals), although I would guess most computers do.

I know for a fact that it does implement RGB, but I wouldn't know on what
kind of connector, since the Thomson micros are rare beasts outside SECAM
I don't really see the point of VTRs outputting RGB, since the signal on
the tape is not. One would assume that most computers indeed are RGB
capable, but one is quickly disilussioned once encountering them IRL. It
seems to be rather rare to be implemented on cheaper micros, at least
externally. My new Spectravideo does not, nor do any VIC-equipped micros.
On a happier note, I just came home from a recycling centre, where I
managed to find two C128D keyboards at 25 crowns (2,5 USD) a piece.

> One thing I built years ago was a cable with a SCART plug on one end and
> a box on the other with 6 BNC sockets (composite in, composite out, R, G,
> B, Blanking), 4 RCA phono sockets (left audio in, left audio out, right
> audio in, right audio out) and a 5 pin DIN socket (the various control
> lines). It makes connecting SCART sockets to normal monitors, video
> sources, etc a lot easier.

I've been intending to build such a set of cables, inspired by video
compying kits. I suppose BNC would be the best connectors. It would save a
lot of effort, since one does not need to make special cables for every
monitor and computer combination you've got.
Received on Tue Jan 02 2001 - 08:01:27 GMT

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