Its been a Iong time since I fired up an 800XL (PAL). I tried it first using the RF Out which produces the normal blue background booted in basic on a TV.
I scored a Mercury CRT Monitor and bought a Monitor to SCART cable for the XL. When fired up the image is completely dark and dim. Barely visible. I then discovered a RGB/STATUS button on the back of the mercury that resulted in the image appearing, but B&W when booted.
Is this a cable fault or is it possible the monitor is NTSC? It shouldnt be, but its doesnt state what it is.
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on Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
Atari 7800, Atari Lynx, Atari Jaguar, Atari 800XL, Atari 4160 STe, Atari Falcon 030
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