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What video connections were common in Europe?

What video connections were common on European TVs and monitors during the "retro" era? In the USA, first there were none on TVs (RF screw terminals only) and monitors had composite (yellow RCA, CVBS)...
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Converting SCART to VGA/Jack

I have a few home-microcomputers that use SCART to output both audio & video to TV screens such as the Atari STE 1040 and the Sony MSX Hitbit 501. I don't have room to store old cathode-ray ...
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Why does the Amiga 500 have half the HSYNC pulses separately compared to those in CSYNC?

After many years I bought myself a new old Amiga 500 (rev 5) and wanted to hook it up to an LCD monitor (Samsung Syncmaster 152N) that has a VGA input. I tried hooking it up directly by making an ...
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How can I connect my Commodore 64 to an RGB+Sync signal via SCART?

I would like to connect my Commodore 64 to my SCART switcher (Shinybow SB-5525), which is connected to a Sony PVM via RGB+Sync. I bought this cable, only to realize after getting it, it is a composite ...
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Why not SCART for early color monitors

By the early eighties, it was starting to be considered desirable for computers to have color monitors. Home computers often made do with a TV set and accepted the consequent low resolution, but ...
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ZX Spectrum+ with SCART Interface doesn't display anything

I have an ZX Spectrum+ that came with a SCART interface (unknown brand, all I know is that it's french and that the blue logo seems to spell "IS"). It didn't came with its original power supply so I ...
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Is it possible to convert a Tandy 1000 EX video signal to SCART?

I've recently acquired a Tandy 1000 EX. It appears to have a 9 pin RGB video out and I understand it produces a CGA signal. I would like to connect this output to my SCART switcher, which is connected ...
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HDMI to SCART - Using Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini with CRT

I have a Mega Drive (Genesis) Mini that features an HDMI output that I would like to use on a CRT TV I have with a SCART input. Ideally I would like to convert the HDMI to RGB SCART for the best ...
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