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Offline Marcb

New Scandoubler ready!
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:26:44 AM »
Hi the new Scandoubler previously mentioned in the news by Iowasurfer is ready to go, I've just placed the first order with Roy.

Let's get behind this and make it a success for him, at the price he is selling it he is doing all of us a huge service and saving us from the exhorbitant prices on Ebay...


Take a look at his message at the link below to find out how to order...

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Offline weirdami

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008, 09:00:46 AM »
what's special about it?
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Offline Marcb

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008, 09:07:11 AM »
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weirdami wrote:
what's special about it?



Well, I don't know if there is anything "special" about it, but there appears to be a conspicuous lack of other cheap (relatively), new scandoublers.
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Offline weirdami

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008, 09:12:52 AM »
so it works just as good as the old ones?


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Offline Marcb

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008, 09:26:03 AM »
Hmmm...

Well apparently some of the old ones didn't work too well, but I don't know firsthand because I've never had one.

However, I certainly hope that this one works at least as well as the old ones because I don't think the 1084 will last forever... (On my third one now)And I am having trouble finding an LCD TV with a RGB Scart input in Australia..

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Offline orange

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008, 09:32:49 AM »
hm, the price went up from $43.. the last time I wanted to order it. but its probably somewhat different than atari.

I was told that it does not work with all LCDs (at least the old version of CoCo).
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Offline Xamiche

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008, 09:40:38 AM »
After reading the thread, it seems like a good low cost alternative to those extraordinarily high priced SD/FFs on ebay. $950 Toastscan anyone? :madashell:
The only draw back I could see was the lack of support for 24-bit AGA screens. So it's really is a great item for the low-end non-aga Amigas. ie. anyone who wants to keep using their Amiga 500 after their 1084 monitor dies. :-D

I signed up there to register my support for the project. I'd certainly buy one for my remaining Amigas.
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Offline mike-

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008, 09:42:35 AM »
This is great news, i stuffed it up on amigaweb and where ever the {bleep} else i can think of, i know a whole host of people needs scandoublers
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Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008, 09:43:43 AM »
Well, I purchased one of Roy's Atari units and I must say it works great.  It is nice to be able to hook up to a LCD monitor and display your retro games and programs on a nice big screen with nice sharp images.  Thanks to Roy!!!  My order is in.......... :-D  
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Offline dbrads

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2008, 09:59:07 AM »
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weirdami wrote:
what's special about it?


 The guy has made the effort to build it and is prepared to help other Amigans by building more at a relatively low cost, what else can it be but special?    Well said Marcb!

I will be buying one.
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Offline mike-

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2008, 10:13:22 AM »
Didn't it turn out that the doubler supported 24-bit?
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Offline DrDekker

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2008, 10:28:56 AM »
Well - I'm buying one too!

It's probably the singlemost important piece of new hardware to emerge for the low/midrange Amiga setup in eons.  That makes it pretty special to me.  At around forty quid all-in it's an absolute steal. :-D
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Offline Insert Disk Two

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2008, 10:43:32 AM »
Will this work with any TFT monitor though or it suffers from the frequency too low syndrome?
 

Offline alexh

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2008, 10:45:34 AM »
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mike- wrote:
Didn't it turn out that the doubler supported 24-bit?

Absolutely NOT.
 

Offline Xamiche

Re: New Scandoubler ready!
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2008, 11:07:57 AM »
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DrDekker wrote:
Well - I'm buying one too!

It's probably the singlemost important piece of new hardware to emerge for the low/midrange Amiga setup in eons.  That makes it pretty special to me.  At around forty quid all-in it's an absolute steal. :-D

Sure beats paying $950 for one dunnit. :-D
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