Dumping/reverse engineering MSX models thread

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By bsittler

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18-10-2020, 04:29

Cx5miif will take even longer, but in the meantime I re-discovered trivia likely long known to better-informed MSX fans:

First: the Victor CX-101 TV (related to CX-101M monitor but including speaker and tuner) has a 270 degree 8 pin DIN input labelled RGB, but sadly it's just TTL-level "D8A" and can't be combined with audio input. It can only produce 8 distinct colors. The dual RCA composite video+mono audio inputs on this TV work fine however for NTSC MSX machines, and the RF input works for at least some Japanese MSX'es. The TTL RGB input apparently combines HSYNC and VSYNC internally, so plain CSYNC works on either pin too (or both!)

Second: the CX5MU (US model of CX5M) has a 5 pin DIN A/V jack which is compatible with A/V cables made for the Commodore ViC-20 and C= 64. Of course an 8-pin Y/C (S-Video like) Commodore 64 video cable won't fit

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