DEC Rainbow 100+ Plus
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 07:24:24 CDT 2007
On 8/10/07, Rod Smallwood <RodSmallwood at mail.ediconsulting.co.uk> wrote:
> I am now the owner of a DEC Rainbow 100 Plus....
> The bad news is the tube in the VR201 monitor is shot.
> I need:
> a) A replacement tube.
> b) a Digital VR201-A , -B or -C
> d) A colour graphics card for a DEC Rainbow. 100+
> Anybody knowing the whereabouts any of the above please contact me.
You have another option... the video input to a VR201 is NTSC
"composite video", also called RS-170. I see you are in the UK, so an
NTSC monitor might not be as easy to find as a VR201, but will work if
you have one handy.
I made a DA15-RCA cable years ago to hook a VR201 to an Amiga 2000
that I used as a hardware test platform (so I didn't care about a lack
of color). I have to admit that I haven't "gone the other way" and
used a non-DEC monitor on a Rainbow, but there's no reason to expect
it won't work.
I recently saw my Amiga cable, but the VR201, unfortunately, fell off
the workbench some years ago, and the tube bit the dust. I pitched
the plastic housing and saved the analog board, IIRC.
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