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Offline tonyvdb

PAL on an NTSC A2000 with Indivision
« on: January 22, 2016, 01:09:29 AM »
PAL on an NTSC A2000 with Indivision, can it be done? When I toggle into PAL mode in the boot menu my LCD monitor image is about half the screen and still cuts off the bottom half of the image. (Hard to visualize I know) but maybe I'm doing something wrong or does the LCD not support it?
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: PAL on an NTSC A2000 with Indivision
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 01:19:52 AM »
You don't need an Indivision for that.  Any Amiga with at least the ECS Agnus and Kickstart 2+ can toggle between NTSC & PAL through early startup.  Sounds more like your LCD doesn't support it.

Does your monitor have any sort of auto-adjust features?  Try telling it to adjust again after you've switched to PAL, maybe?
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Offline tonyvdb

Re: PAL on an NTSC A2000 with Indivision
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 01:35:50 AM »
Ok, then I will try a Dell LCD I've got kicking around
Thanks

Edit: the Dell 1707FPV 17" monitor works well with just a couple tweaks in the monitors menu.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2016, 02:24:43 AM by tonyvdb »
Amiga 2000HD Indivision ECS
Amiga 4000D towerised OS 3.1 and 3.9 on CF cards
Indivision AGA, Mediator 4000
Video Toaster 4000 Flyer v4.3 Millenium.
202gig of video drive space & 5gig audio.
 

Offline Damion

Re: PAL on an NTSC A2000 with Indivision
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 04:00:02 AM »
Quite a few LCD's don't support 50Hz via analog (VGA port), and fewer still using DVI (though I believe the Indi ECS is VGA only... correct?) If you found one that works, consider yourself lucky. After that, carefully tweaking the monitor settings will often yield a *huge* improvement (specifically, the "clock" or equivalent adjustment).
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: PAL on an NTSC A2000 with Indivision
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 04:44:45 AM »
Quote from: Damion;802649
Quite a few LCD's don't support 50Hz via analog (VGA port), and fewer still using DVI (though I believe the Indi ECS is VGA only... correct?) If you found one that works, consider yourself lucky. After that, carefully tweaking the monitor settings will often yield a *huge* improvement (specifically, the "clock" or equivalent adjustment).

Correct.  And yes.  ;)

Although I've gotten quite satisfactory "auto-adjustments" using some of the higher end Dell "business-class" monitors.  But I know the lower-end models require a bit more button-pushing.  ;)
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