View Full Version : Hello! 8-bit gamer and B&W TV user

09-27-2012, 11:58 PM
I am so happy to have found this website. My interests are the following:

* I am currently looking for two very specific models of RCA B&W televisions from the late 70s and early 80s. I just don't have the exact model numbers and hope to find help here.

* I want to find a good CRT option for my 8-bit gaming consoles (Atari, Commodore, Nintendo). I hope to find a good 19 to 21 inch video monitor for sale here.

* I would like to learn how to adjust overscan and some other technical things.

That's about it for now. My signature has a link to my vintage game website.

10-02-2012, 01:42 PM

I still have my C-64.

poke:53280,0 poke:53281.0

I haven't used that machine in 16 years but I remember the first two things I did every time I turned it on....

welcome to tv land

10-02-2012, 02:04 PM
Still have my VIC 20. Used it QUITE recently in fact to build some crosshatches and color bars just for fun. Used it recently to just create a big white square on a black background when I was playing with the Sony S8-301's horizontal instability.

It's little curvy cassette drive DIED a few years ago....and I had to just resort to "recording" my funny little test patterns with my Archos AV700 for use later on my little internal transmitter. I know I coulda used Windows Paint to do this....but using the VIC 20 was fun after so many years :)

10-02-2012, 02:12 PM
I use to use my C-64 for dot gen. before I got a real one..... Worked pretty goooood...

I never got a tape player for mine. I use to have lots of written out programs that I would type in when I needed to run them, then leave the thing turned on for a week.

Was a bit of a pain with the assembler code which is what I used it for mostly.

I also used it to program EEPROMS and ROMS Early ones required a strange programming pulse I used the address and data ports to program.

Good little machine !

10-03-2012, 11:49 PM
Thanks! Great to be here! Feel free to visit my Commodore forum; the link is in my signature. It's a very big and active group. I look forward to restoring an old TV set and using it with my VIC.