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Offline IOWASURFER

SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« on: December 07, 2007, 07:49:50 PM »
A Scan doubler for the little man!

Please let it be known if you would like a scan doubler and if its worth making a bunch of them for the community...

I have been working with a engineer who has been creating
a scan doubler which I just tested the prototype last night.


The 2.0 Screen...Mmmm Purple..

I asked him to please make a scan doubler for the
AMIGA community like he has done for the ATARI community...

The 1.3 screen classic Amiga all the way..


An Amiga 1200 and the scan doubler... Running Work bench 3.1

This Scan doubler has the potential of working with almost all of the classic Amiga's 500/600/1000/1200/2000/3000/4000 etc and it's way affordable.
 If things work out with this unit I am testing then the units will be
 available for AMIGANS soon after all testing and a few very minor bugs are squashed.  

The scan doubler on a Amiga 1000 for size comparison.


The Scan doubler inside guts...


Shown running 2.0 Work Bench...


Please support this new product by posting here if you could use one.
 Initial costs are to be determined but I see them way under $100$ and
as you can see by the 3 AMIGA systems I already tested this new scan
doubler on look great with a VGA flat screen monitor initial reactions are good this will be a awesome add on to any serious
Amiga collector/hobbyist who wants to run vga...

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Amiga 500 Running Wings...Looks great on a Lcd flat screen


Amiga 500 Running Wings... Love this game..

And heck who doesn't want to run on a regular monitor?

Here is Desert Strike screen shots... running

Here is Desert Strike screen shots...1


Here is Desert Strike screen shots...2


Here is Desert Strike screen shots...3


Here is Desert Strike screen shots...4


Joe Leto
Friends do not let friends use IBM\\\'s....
 

Offline spihunter

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 08:39:08 PM »
Looking good man. thanks for going through all this trouble. I'll buy one when their available.
 

Offline A1260

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 09:03:00 PM »
all new monitors today dont sync down to 15hz, so is this going to make the amiga go in 60hz mode?? as this is the standard these days...

another thing to consider is if the scan doubler sync in to the standard lcd monitor resolution, this can vary from lcd to lcd it depends on if its 17" or 19" etc... if not we will get blury,fuzzy and bleak colors, and not crystal clear with good colors where we can see the pixels...

alot of things have changed since the 90's when the scan doublers where new, i hope this is an upgraded version that are uptodate with todays standards. if not and it is just another remake of the old scan doublers then its just not usable anymore and it is not worth buying. your then better of getting an old commodore monitor..
 

Offline mike-

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 09:06:17 PM »
Great work!
Put me down for one! Or two...
C= Amiga Addict & Dendrophiliac
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Offline Vulture

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 09:08:08 PM »
if it's in the 60 euros range, I definately want one, great job! btw, is it 16 or 24 bit?
 

Offline Tahoe

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 09:21:03 PM »
Interested!!! Very much!!
Greetings from Wilnis, The Netherlands
Now owning ALL Amiga models and most; if not all; flavours of them...My Amiga Museum
 

Offline Delta

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 09:26:06 PM »
Will definitely buy one, I can't have more monitors on my desk when I fix a miggy, this will be just perfect!
-=Delta
 

Offline mpiva

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 09:41:03 PM »
I'd be interested in one of these as well if they're under $100.  It would be great not to be dependant upon my old Commodore monitors for playing old games and demos.
-- Michael A. Piva --


"In engineering, there is no single truth, no one right answer; there\'s a canvas, and you paint it your way, only with chips or gates or subroutines rather than actual paint. That\'s the Amiga..."
-Dave Haynie
 

Offline Invisix

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 09:44:34 PM »
This day and age Scan Doublers are a must for classic Amiga systems. I say, go for it, and have them created for the Amiga community. :-D
Amiga 1200T: D-Box 1200 Tower, PC-Key 1200, Blizzard 1260
  • 50Mhz, 32mb Fast Ram, 3gig HDD, 52x CD-ROM Drive, ToastScan Scan Doubler, Mediator PCI 1200 SX, FastATA 1200 MK-III, PCMCIA Adapter, PCMCIA Network Card MKIII, Amiga OS 3.5[/b]
 

Offline mpiva

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007, 09:50:58 PM »
Quote
another thing to consider is if the scan doubler sync in to the standard lcd monitor resolution, this can vary from lcd to lcd it depends on if its 17" or 19" etc... if not we will get blury,fuzzy and bleak colors, and not crystal clear with good colors where we can see the pixels...


Personally, I'd couldn't care less about this.  I'd be more than happy to have as CHEAP a scandoubler as possible and be limited to CRTs or certain LCDs.  What I don't want is an "UberScanDoubler3000MAX" that gives perfect picture quality on anything imaginable but will require me to re-mortgage my house in order to buy it.
-- Michael A. Piva --


"In engineering, there is no single truth, no one right answer; there\'s a canvas, and you paint it your way, only with chips or gates or subroutines rather than actual paint. That\'s the Amiga..."
-Dave Haynie
 

Offline Flash

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 10:35:58 PM »
Hi,
Is this an Internal/External model, I would be interested in an external one.

Yours Flash :rtfm:
 

Offline thanos

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2007, 11:00:04 PM »
I would also be interested in an affordable scan doubler.

I don't have my a1200 or a500 hooked up very often because I have to drag them out to the TV.

A monitor is a heavy thing and usually shipping becomes pretty steep.  So I haven't purchased one from Ebay.

Go for it!
a500 a1200 a2000

c64 c128
 

Offline Trev

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2007, 12:07:49 AM »
Scan doublers are great tools, but one should also mention there are LCD TV monitors (many in typical desktop monitor sizes) with RGB inputs--I've seen D-sub, SCART, and BNC--available in most parts of the world, icluding the US.

The deinterlacers built into digital sets do a nice job with the composite signal as well.
 

Offline DrDekker

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2007, 12:56:48 AM »
Fantastic work - I'd love one if the price point was around $100/£50 mark.

To be honest, I'm not really interested whether it's 24-bit or only 16-bit - if it enables me to use my 19" TFT to play my classic games on my Amigas, then I'd be very happy.
A1200, M-Tec 1230 @28MHz, FPU, MMU, 8Mb fast ram, SCSI card, 512Mb HD, Power CDROM drive, PS2 optical mouse
 

Offline IOWASURFER

Re: SCAN DOUBLER GETTING CLOSER and in beta now..
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2007, 12:57:10 AM »
This is a 16 bit unit so its a step in the right direction for now..

Joe...
Well I cut the resolution  on the prototype down to 12 bits to test it there first.    

I also added noise filters on the input of the  prototype
which may contribute to test.

Tell everybody that the  resolution will be 16 bit in the future.

Roy
Friends do not let friends use IBM\\\'s....