DEC Rainbow 100+ Plus
RodSmallwood at mail.ediconsulting.co.uk
Mon Aug 13 08:42:49 CDT 2007
Yes I knew about the feed another monitor with comp video idea (I do
a bit of amateur television)
However, a real VT201 has turned up in the UK.
This is going to be really nice, I have a huge heap of software all
specifically for the Rainbow.
Or will it be "How much have I forgotten in 25 years"
Next task = find the colour graphics adapter that goes with the
Rainbow (after making sure this one has not got one)
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[mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Ethan Dicks
Sent: 13 August 2007 13:24
To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: DEC Rainbow 100+ Plus
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
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
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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