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Einstein video cable
« on: December 02, 2009, 11:16:57 AM »
It looks like the video out from an Einstein (once set to RGB) is Beeb compatible. Is that so?


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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 11:53:43 AM »
Yup!

Same as the Beeb and the amstrad CPC.

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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 12:10:27 PM »
Woot - so an Amstrad monitor would plug straight on in ... mm! I have a spare :)

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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 01:09:19 PM »
Woot - so an Amstrad monitor would plug straight on in ... mm! I have a spare :)

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It will - and they are quite good monitors too.

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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 02:10:44 PM »
DANGER WILL ROBINSON!

I looked into this for someone who enquired by PM. The Einstein is configured by default to output YUV (YPbPr), rather than RGB. To make it do RGB, you have to change two jumpers inside the machine.

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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 02:11:57 PM »
DANGER WILL ROBINSON!

I looked into this for someone who enquired by PM. The Einstein is configured by default to output YUV (YPbPr), rather than RGB. To make it do RGB, you have to change two jumpers inside the machine.

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Forgot about that!

I have the manuals so let me know if you need me to check which way the jumpers go.

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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 03:34:17 PM »
Thanks - that's a good warning for future readers!
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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 04:51:38 PM »
I've just located an EGA monitor - unbranded SM584v type - which has a DB9 connector. I'm assuming this would also be good?
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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 05:16:47 PM »
The einy is composite sync. Does that monitor support it? You may need a sync seperator.

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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2009, 05:44:12 PM »
Looks like it - sync separator on the horizon :)

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Re: Einstein video cable
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2010, 09:04:46 PM »
Jut posted on the 'introduction... to yourselves' thread and got a reply from AndyT, then found this thread and thought I'd move my question here as seems the relevant place. I'm hoping to fire up a long unused Einstein but need a video cable since mine's gone missing. So it looks like the easiest way is a BBC cable and change the jumper - is it that straightforward? Are the BBC cables more common and if so, where could I get hold of one? Cheers