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Eric Gus

Posts 361
23 Sep 2019 07:53


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

  Yes maybe some TV are "fakes" ?
 

Actually the irony here is the cheaper the TV and more the off name Chinese brand TVs the better they supported 50hz/pal here in the states, it was the big name / top brands that apparently stripped support in the US/NA.


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4369
23 Sep 2019 08:06


eric gus wrote:

  it was the big name / top brands that apparently stripped support in the US/NA.
 

 
A TV vendor can legally not strip support for PAL@50
A brand TV vendor will never do this - as it would loose the right to use the DIGITAL-VIDEO logo! 

I have tested many many many TVs and monitors during the development of V4.
My personal experience is the following:
The chinese cheap TV eat often any signal - even broken and invalid signals.
 
Many high end TVs or better brands like SAMSUNG, have very strick sanity checks on the signal.
Those TVS are then "picky".

If your computer claims to send "PAL@50" but in reality sends "PAL@51" then this is a "bug" bit the chinese cheap TV will not care - while the SAMSUNG TV will notice this and not show the "invalid" signal.
 

My personal experience is:
"unclean signal = problems with some TV"
but if you do the signal right = all TV show it.
 


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4369
23 Sep 2019 08:53


This is my V4 in 1280x720 in Truecolor




Lord Aga
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 95
23 Sep 2019 11:19


Holy smokes :) That's a damn fine looking system.

It looks way better than modern tile based/flat interfaces.


Richard Gatineau

Posts 57
23 Sep 2019 18:43


Mike Kopack wrote:
Nobody is forcing you to use it. They're providing SOMETHING which is better than nothing for folks who won't care.
The usual answer of peoples thinking they have a better point of view and others don't care..

I think the Vampire is a great acheivement and this case is not from the same level.
So, when I said that I though that was for fun I really think that was something homemade by Gunnar to put his V4 prototype inside to show a "WIP" design, and not something expected to be sold as it. Sure, I'm free to by another case, but this sound more like a "shut up" to me... Very disapointed by you.




Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4369
23 Sep 2019 18:57


Richard Gatineau wrote:

I think the Vampire is a great acheivement and this case is not from the same level.

I'm not sure I understand you correct.

The Vampire metal case, is a very good quality anodised aluminium case.
Its not homemade but from  professional case manufacturer.
Maybe this it does not look like this on my poor pictures.




Roy Gillotti

Posts 367
23 Sep 2019 19:09


Not sure if he's looking at the same case, I know there are some others that made their own, but if it's the one earlier in this thread, it looks pretty nice to me.




Mr Niding

Posts 408
23 Sep 2019 19:19


Richard Gatineau wrote:

Mike Kopack wrote:
Nobody is forcing you to use it. They're providing SOMETHING which is better than nothing for folks who won't care.
The usual answer of peoples thinking they have a better point of view and others don't care..
 
  I think the Vampire is a great acheivement and this case is not from the same level.
  So, when I said that I though that was for fun I really think that was something homemade by Gunnar to put his V4 prototype inside to show a "WIP" design, and not something expected to be sold as it. Sure, I'm free to by another case, but this sound more like a "shut up" to me... Very disapointed by you.
 
 

Im one of those people that doesnt care about blingy cases. I really like the minimalistic and small impact case that Gunnar showed.
Very portable and you can "hide it"/use it anyhwere.

I obviously understand that people have different prefrences, depending on what they plan to do with the V4 Standalone. Especially if they can forsee adding hardware expansions.

But as a default option it looks perfect.

Since you are dissapointed with Mike, what are your spesific needs and issues?



Michal Pietal

Posts 89
24 Sep 2019 14:50


The screenshot looks just fantastic!

And so does the list of Amiga34 Exhibitors...  Including Apollo Team!!


John Vasco

Posts 11
24 Sep 2019 16:33


Hey Gunnar, could we get some images of the new V4 SA PCB?


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4369
24 Sep 2019 18:10


John Vasco wrote:

Hey Gunnar, could we get some images of the new V4 SA PCB?

Yes on this weekend after get them from Solderhouse.


John Vasco

Posts 11
24 Sep 2019 18:47


Awesome! Thanks!


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4369
28 Sep 2019 19:25


We received first cards from factory.

1st picture of turning on the new V4s.




Mike Kopack

Posts 258
28 Sep 2019 20:42


Nice! :)

Still canít get over how small the board is! Canít wait!


A1200 Coder

Posts 50
29 Sep 2019 12:15


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

 
A1200 coder wrote:

  This was just an old problem that I mentioned - most modern LCDs can only handle 60 Hz, so they will need to interpolate somehow a 50 Hz signal.
 

  Not true.
  All modern TVs in Europe perfectly support 50Hz.
  But you have to give them a "proper" input signal.
 
  Maybe your bad experience is based on using bad input signals.
 

 
  Yes, this is then one advantage that you should mention for Vampire (that it generates video output signal which is directly compatible with modern displays).
 
  I'm using an A1200 as my name says, and it has just got an RGB output (Also Composite and RF, but these are not worth much). You can use various converters here, like SCART- hdmi, or RGB-VGA, RGB-SCART, but these don't usually work too well with modern LCDs. The static image quality may be good, but scrolling doesn't usually look smooth. SCART- hdmi  introduces lag. Then there are also some too expensive custom converters like Indivision.
 


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 4369
07 Oct 2019 09:31


32 lovely V4, with love manufactured, are looking for new homes.
 
 
Photo taKen of cards coming from production
after first visual inspection and electrical inspection,
next step ready in depth testing.
 
 


Duarte Olival

Posts 9
07 Oct 2019 10:24


Very nice! I would like to buy one from you guys like I did with my V2.1, is it possible?


Ronnie Beck
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 124
07 Oct 2019 11:55


Duarte Olival wrote:

Very nice! I would like to buy one from you guys like I did with my V2.1, is it possible?

They will be sold at the A34 event in Neuss.  After that through partners.  See this post for more details:

CLICK HERE


Peter Weuffen

Posts 31
07 Oct 2019 13:59


photos like this make me cant wait for my December order :) i plan on running 3.9 but id assume the flash utility to change the rom will be no issue


Matt M

Posts 4
10 Oct 2019 11:31


Dear all.
Do you think there will still be cards on Sunday October 13th at A34 ?
Kind regards

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