PAL video in the states

Adrian Graham witchy at
Fri Jan 13 14:33:04 CST 2017

On 13/01/2017 18:02, "Tony Duell" <ard.p850ug1 at> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Adrian Graham
> <binarydinosaurs at> wrote:
>> On 13 January 2017 at 15:49, Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at> wrote:
> [Sony PVM9044QM]
>> I bought one of those recently ostensibly as a monitor for my Apple ][s but
>> like you say it's capable of pretty much anything you can throw at it.
>> ukp25 too, bargain.
> You can get the service manual from elektrotanya, and believe me you
> need it!

Just looked at the pics of someone servicing one, I'll go looking for the
manual :)

>> I didn't think of putting my Einstein through my big TV, instead I spent
>> quite a bit on the official Tatung monitor for an exhibition I was doing.
> The Einstein can output either RGB (analogue) + sync or 'Component
> video' (luminance and 2 colour difference signals). There are links on the
> PCB to select which.

When it was released it was 'unique' for a home computer in that its video
output was YUV, I remember that being mentioned specifically.
> I've never seen the official Tatung monitor for it. I assume it's based on
> a common TV chassis design. (The Einstein PSU is very similar to some
> 1980s Decca/Tatung TV power supply circuits).

The monitor is a Hitachi chassis I think, dark-ish picture of my machine is

And why oh why did I look on ebay for Einstein stuff....grr.... :)

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