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Offline fondpondforever

Official Scandoubler
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:50:46 PM »
Is this the Official Scandoubler made by Commodore International, Amiga Technologies or by a modern company? Saw this on eBay and thought this looked fascinating. :p
 
 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-Scandoubler-Flickerfixer-LED-A500-600-1200-1000-2000-3000-4000-CDTV-CD32-/261733979559
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Offline XDelusion

Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 01:57:54 PM »
Quote from: fondpondforever;782490
Is this the Official Scandoubler made by Commodore International, Amiga Technologies or by a modern company? Saw this on eBay and thought this looked fascinating. :p
 
 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amiga-Scandoubler-Flickerfixer-LED-A500-600-1200-1000-2000-3000-4000-CDTV-CD32-/261733979559


It's not official, it's home made.
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Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 02:24:36 PM »
It's the GBS8200 in a plastic box.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2015, 02:30:03 PM by som99 »
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2015, 03:57:18 PM »
If I print out a Commodore logo and stick it on my toaster, does that make it an official Toaster?  :lol:
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Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2015, 04:24:59 PM »
The only Commodora built scandoubler, as far as I know, was the A2320 card.
http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/a2320

This thing you linked is just some homebrew thing based on the GB stuff.

Save your pennies and just buy an Indivision, it's easier.
 

Offline motrucker

Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2015, 08:52:19 PM »
How could any one be so gullible?  Come on, With a quick tattoo I could have a Commodore ass :rolleyes:
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Offline TiredOLife

Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2015, 09:03:03 PM »
Says in the blurb "Original idea born over 2 years ago, now professionally designed and assembled"
So something new, certainly not Commodore or Amiga Technologies.
 

Offline paul1981

Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 09:30:28 PM »
Blue LED's weren't around in the early 90's! (thank goodness as I hate them).
 

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Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2015, 09:53:08 PM »
Me too. They're so damn bright, huh?

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Offline paul1981

Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2015, 10:30:23 PM »
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Me too. They're so damn bright, huh?


They send my eyes funny. I see a giant halo around them!
 

Offline NovaCoder

Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2015, 10:44:05 PM »
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If I print out a Commodore logo and stick it on my toaster, does that make it an official Toaster?  :lol:

Of course it does!


Has anyone tried this Scandoubler, is it any good?
« Last Edit: January 28, 2015, 10:47:31 PM by NovaCoder »
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Re: Official Amiga Toaster
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2015, 10:57:34 PM »
Will it handle frozen waffles?
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2015, 11:16:07 PM »
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Has anyone tried this Scandoubler, is it any good?

Tons of people.  Do a forum search for GBS8200.

IMHO they suck and are a lot more trouble than they're worth.  Just spend your money on an Indivision.  But I guess an external device could be useful for people who have a bunch of Amiga's and other older devices (Commodore 64's, game machines, etc.) that they want to hook up to a modern monitor.
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Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2015, 11:22:24 PM »
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Of course it does!


Has anyone tried this Scandoubler, is it any good?

I can't say it was the same revision, but I purchased one of these. It worked, however, there was a small bubble around the cursor that distored things around it when moved over icons etc..  The bubble wasn't visible until it was moved over something. Maybe things have been improved with this latest revision.  I went back to using a CRT.  Although I do want to get an Indivision.
 

Offline gonk23

Re: Official Scandoubler
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2015, 12:08:43 AM »
I've read somewhere (can't remember where) that some boxed versions of the GBS8200 for the Amiga (quite possibly this one) power the unit from the voltage pins provided by the Amiga RGB connector, however the current draw is greater than that recommended by the Amiga specs so it could cause damage to the Amiga. So it's worth checking first.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2015, 12:10:56 AM by gonk23 »