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Offline redrumloa

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IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« on: August 25, 2009, 01:40:35 PM »
The cat is officially out of the bag!
 
It was announced here.
 
http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.a1k.org%2Fforum%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D16679%26page%3D14&lp=de_en&btnTrUrl=Translate
 
Translated from German.
 
Support of two monitors!
 
Now two Indivision ECS can be put one on the other, in order to operate at the same time two monitors. Because each Indivision has its own bit map memory, exists now the possibility of indicating two different screens at the same time.
 
Pics:
http://www.a1k.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18434&d=1251191336
 
http://www.a1k.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18431&d=1251190289
 
http://www.a1k.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18433&d=1251190390
 
Of course, IndivisionECS will be available at fine retail shops such as Red's Retro, before the end of the year.
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Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 01:46:04 PM »
thats prety sweet.  Good old Jens
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Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 01:50:19 PM »
One for each eye!
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Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 02:59:55 PM »
That first pic looks like two Indy ECS's doing it...  is that how it's got dual output? How
about a threesome? lol  I wonder if dual output will enhance my X-Spec 3D goggles   ;-)
 

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Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 03:23:27 PM »
Cool! these little jobbies will make all the old machines really useable again, maybe even a resurgence of the 68K love.

Too bad I blowed up my A1000 - oh well I got too many miggys anyway.
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Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 06:22:39 PM »
Quote from: save2600;520868
That first pic looks like two Indy ECS's doing it...  is that how it's got dual output? How
about a threesome? lol  I wonder if dual output will enhance my X-Spec 3D goggles   ;-)

Two is the limit - we're aiming at a dual-screen workbench for all those who don't have a gfx card. It won't be as fast as a gfx card, but it'll give you twice as much space on the workbench - if the required HighGFX mode can be programmed (that's still in the works). We also have more features in the works that haven't been announced yet.

Be aware that A3000D users must remove the battery, and A2000 Rev.4 users must solder on the board to move an electrolytic cap to a different position. Using Indivision ECS in an A1000 requires an adapter. CDTV will fit just fine, and other A2000 models as well.

Most people will probably spice up their A500 to make it a gaming machine with a flat screen. These will probably be fine with a single Indivision ECS. You can always add a second Indivision ECS at a later point if some killer application is released - the units are exactly the same, only a jumper setting tells the units if they are "primary" or "secondary".

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Offline kolla

Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 06:45:45 PM »
Very cool - what about dedicated modes for the second display, so instead of having large dualscreen workbench, you can have workbench on one screen and f.ex dopus on the other?
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Offline quarkx

Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2009, 07:29:35 PM »
I wonder how the A1000 will handle it with only WB1.3 and Min. (512K Ram)
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Offline polardark

Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009, 08:02:57 PM »
Very cool! Would this fit in an a600?
 

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Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2009, 08:36:23 PM »
Quote from: polardark;520893
Very cool! Would this fit in an a600?

You may use this in a A600 as long as you have an A603.

http://www.redsretro.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=1

It will fit in the A600 desktop, but will require removal of the internal floppy drive.
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Offline Akiko

Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2009, 08:50:50 PM »
@Schoenfeld

Wow.. Very cool indeed.

If you ever release that 030 accelerator for the 600, I will buy both in an instant.

Imagine having two screens with an expanded 600 running sabreMSN, MP3's etc... yum yum!
 

Offline ChaosLord

Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2009, 09:45:49 PM »
@Jens

Why doesn't AGA version have this capability?

I am inspired to write a game that uses Indivision AGA dual screen capabilities!  = more sales for you.

But ECS is so last week.  I have no motivation to code an ECS game, sorry.
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Offline Pyromania

Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2009, 09:49:30 PM »
You have one sale here, love to try this card on our CDTV and 50 inch Plasma TV.
 

Offline NovaCoder

Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2009, 01:45:23 AM »
Very cool, will you be able to drag-and drop between monitors?  How about run one monitor in a different resolution to the other one?  You could then have a 50hz PAL game running on one and have a productivity application open on the other @ 1024x768 ;)
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Re: IndivisionECS will have dual video output!
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2009, 03:15:42 AM »
Quote from: ChaosLord;520902
Why doesn't AGA version have this capability?


I'd bet it's because you can't piggyback the AGA versions like you can the ECS ones.

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