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re: [midatlanticretro] Re: "Untested" computers on eBay

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  • Bill Degnan
    NOTE: The ZX81 has a funny way of dealing with black and as such is an exception (insert tech explanation here). Not all TV s, despite the correct RF
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 29, 2010
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      NOTE: The ZX81 has a funny way of dealing with "black" and as such is an
      exception (insert tech explanation here). Not all TV's, despite the
      correct RF adapter will work for the zx81. You're going to have the best
      luck with an older black and white set.

      Bill

      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "naic98" <naic98@...>
      > Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:39 AM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: "Untested" computers on eBay
      >
      > The Internet is full of stories of people who believe that a mouse is a
      foot switch and a CD Drive a cup holder. I believe the video modulator was
      just a 75 to 300 ohm converter. Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati
      >
      > --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Ray Sills <raysills@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > HI Gang:
      > >
      > > Along those lines... I saw an ad for a ZX-81... but the seller said he

      > > couldn't test it because he did not have the proper connectors to
      > > connect it to his TV set. It's true, that the RF adapter box was
      > > expecting a TV with 300 ohm terminals...
      > > but someone who was the -least- bit handy could find a way (or buy an

      > > adapter at Radio Shack) that would enable patching the machine into a

      > > 75 ohm F connector.
      > >
      > > I think might be bogus... and that the machine probably doesn't really

      > > work.
      > >
      > > 73 de Ray
      > >
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