At night, the spot-killer comes.
Previously, previously, previously.
All those wires and my fear of not being able to keep a vector monitor happy have long conspired to keep me from buying an old Tempest cab. The Replicade Tempest has been a fun stopgap.
Gross. CRT or GTFO.
Had I your engineering skill, can-do spirit, and also I lack sufficient available space for a full-size arcade machine.
I'm a big believer in having a real vector CRT as well, I just don't have one.
I have been beating my head against this for 60 days, I wouldn't put too much stock in my engineering skill.
I'd have blown something up by day 2 and had to order a new whatever part that I didn't completely understand how to install.
What... do you think I've been doing this whole time?
jwz: letting the magic smoke out of things since the 1990's
A close friend of mine is a real wrench-turner. He has a bunch of broken parts hung on his "Wall of Shame," as examples where he screwed up. Me? I made a cassette digitizing system out of a high-speed duplicator. In the process, I fried my DAQ. Taught me a lesson in the value of zener diodes, and added several weeks to the project while I trawled eBay for another one. If you could bronze a circuit board, I would...
The third "Previously" link leads to this page?
If you follow the loop of links through 12 times, does the green text turn red?
It does now!
You probably already know this, but the LV2000 is the best piece of kit you can buy for an Atari vector monitor. I've fixed about a dozen of these, and I always bulletproof them with an LV2000.