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by fredforty8
Thu May 09, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: UltraSatan or SatanDisk
Replies: 21
Views: 6040

Re: UltraSatan or SatanDisk

I've been away from this forum for awhile, and this is exciting news to me (that Lotharek is making the UltraSatan). I have one of his HxC units, and I can't say enough good things about it. He definitely does top-notch work! :D
by fredforty8
Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ste monitor issues
Replies: 29
Views: 6498

Re: ste monitor issues

José, I'm just learning about all this myself, but I want to point you to an excellent online resource: http://www.info-coach.fr/atari/hardware/video.php#atari_without_rf_modulator (This helpful site belongs to forum member DrCoolzic) It seems that without the RF modulator, pin 2 does not have a com...
by fredforty8
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: what's a Stacy worth?
Replies: 12
Views: 2753

Re: what's a Stacy worth?

I just checked http://www.myatari.com and see that a reconditioned Stacy 4 is going for $650 US. Extra $100 if you want a larger HD!
by fredforty8
Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: SatanDisk or HxC, which one to get?
Replies: 16
Views: 3242

Re: SatanDisk or HxC, which one to get?

Tero, for what it's worth, I ordered the HxC on 29 July and received it on 13 Aug. From Poland to the US. I understand there's a bit more of a wait for the USD. Only matters if time factors into your decision at all. :wink:
by fredforty8
Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Pc Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 3175

Re: Pc Monitor

ERA, I was correct, the Atari SM147 can only do hi-res. If you need both medium & high res, it might be more economical to look into this LCD alternative (or CRT). The switching box that MugUK speaks of is mentioned in one or more of the threads here, but it requires a reboot when you flip the s...
by fredforty8
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Pc Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 3175

Re: Pc Monitor

ERA, if you need both hi-res and medium-res modes, you might need to get 2 Atari monitors. I originally bought the color SC1224 for low and medium resolutions (after I got tired of using a TV as my monitor), but later I bought the monochrome SM147 when I wanted to use the high resolution (the SC1224...
by fredforty8
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Pc Monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 3175

Re: Pc Monitor

Mark, Thanks for the links, they do help. The second link reminded me about the three 150 ohm resistors needed for the cable I'm getting ready to put together. You mention in another thread that not all LCD VGA monitors work well with the video output of the Atari, and maybe not at all. I appreciate...
by fredforty8
Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?
Replies: 22
Views: 8972

Re: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?

Advertising is a good thing! Anyway, I went ahead and ordered one of the HxC SD floppy emulators last night. What I'll do (after I get it working and see how it behaves) is to post those results as a new thread, with a link to this one, because, as Franz Schiller said - this thread contains a concis...
by fredforty8
Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?
Replies: 22
Views: 8972

Re: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?

Thank you Mark & wongck! wongck, I have to say you gave me a laugh with the "let me Google that for you page", where it ends with "Now was that so hard?" :lol: I could swear I did that Google search earlier, but I must have seriously mis-typed something. :oops: does anyone se...
by fredforty8
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?
Replies: 22
Views: 8972

Re: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?

More in keeping with the topic of this thread, I'm still also interested in the possibility of using the card reader on Atari STFM or STE. I'm confused as to what interface I would need... :?: is the ACSI - SCSI adapter that Dal mentioned (hard to find) the same as the SCSI host adapter (BlackBox) t...
by fredforty8
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?
Replies: 22
Views: 8972

Re: Anyone try this pcd-50b Multi-Card Reader?

This thread turned me on to the possibility of using the SD floppy emulator as an alternative to the UltraSatan. Thanks especially to alexh. :) Hardware-wise, I think I'm in good shape for using this as my B: drive since I have a Future Systems GTS-100X external floppy drive that I can modify (leavi...
by fredforty8
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Preparing your SD card to work with the ST & PC
Replies: 68
Views: 76816

Re: Preparing your SD card to work with the ST & PC

Jookie, thanks for the info. After I posted about my hesitation in seeking an UltraSatan, I read a post from the person currently building them (Zaxxon) where he explained the delays in deliveries having to do with him losing his job. I feel bad that I hadn't taken into account that possibility, esp...
by fredforty8
Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Preparing your SD card to work with the ST & PC
Replies: 68
Views: 76816

Re: Preparing your SD card to work with the ST & PC

Hi MugUK, today I downloaded your guide for Preparing an SD card for use with ST & PC ... very nicely written. I know I'm showing up late to this party, since you wrote that several years ago, but I never had a HDD for either of my STs, and I dreaded spending over $200 for a Megafile that might ...
by fredforty8
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Chat forum [ENG]
Topic: The Obligatory 'Introduce Yourself Thread'...
Replies: 553
Views: 207602

Re: The Obligatory 'Introduce Yourself Thread'...

Hi, I'm Freddy. Living east of NYC... quite a bit east! I've used my Atari computers exclusively for all my MIDI sequencing needs since 1990, using Dr. T's music software (KCS / Omega). Never saw a reason to change! I've been content using floppies for far too long, and like another recent new membe...

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