zx spectrum TV

category: general [glöplog]
Buy a spare SCART cable somewhere and wire a Speccy composite output through it and you can use pretty much any modern TV. Google around, these hardware mods are super easy to do and you can use pretty much any modern TV.
added on the 2017-03-14 15:14:47 by baze baze
yyyyep will do, thanks for the advice.... I got a mercury RF modulator with RCA (sorry not RGB) cable to a USB PC capture socket but it's not working for some reason? I think the hardware solution is going to be the best solution as mentioned...many thanks for the advice on that..
added on the 2017-03-15 12:34:18 by starlight starlight
Surely that RF modulator is the opposite of what you want? From the description, it's for connecting SCART/composite signal sources to crappy old TVs that only have RF inputs.
added on the 2017-03-15 13:26:31 by gasman gasman
I'm using it the other way round ... tv ariel in... scart out...
added on the 2017-03-15 13:29:21 by starlight starlight
I think this is probably the easiest/best solution for you right now:
All in one solution to display ZX Spectrum on any PC

sorry ;)
added on the 2017-03-15 14:04:31 by evilpaul evilpaul
I'm using it the other way round ... tv ariel in... scart out...

Are you sure it's designed to work that way round, or are you just looking at the sockets on it and jumping to conclusions? Certainly none of the descriptions on ebay mention the ability to do that.
added on the 2017-03-15 14:20:42 by gasman gasman
Btw, if this is a grey 128 2+ we're talking about, they are all broken from the factory. A bunch of transistors are wrong way around on the board. Since that doesn't cause problems with the RF signal, hardly anyone noticed back then..
added on the 2017-03-15 14:22:19 by sol_hsa sol_hsa
it says the scart is a loup through which I assumed means it loops everything and adds the converted rf signal to the RCA pins
added on the 2017-03-15 15:32:56 by starlight starlight