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  1. Component Recording Video - The LVR-5000

    It's a wet dream for anyone who loves laserdisc that you could record your own discs with whatever you want. The sad fact is that it currently is and always was impossible. While this does not mean that single-run discs could be recorded and in the 80's if you had the money you could have custom discs made for you but the equipment required to do so was so large, heavy and expensive that very few companies could actually do this and according to google, none of this equipment still exists. All that ...

    Updated August 29th, 2014 at 03:49 PM by NeXT

  2. TRS-80 Emulation on a 5150 PC...

    Quote Originally Posted by Al Hartman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by vwestlife View Post
    Which brings to mind... did anyone ever make a plug-in Z80 card for PCs?
    Yes, there was a card similar to the Microsoft Z-80 Softcard for the Apple ][ for the PC. It was called the Baby Blue ISA Card.
    Note to self... get hands on one of these.
  3. The Spectrum

    I've known about the existance of the ZX Spectrum for as long as I've played with my uncle's ZX81. It's basically the ZX81 on steroids and wipes the floor with the ZX81 in every possible way.
    For all these years however I was never really interested in getting one because importing computers from Europe in particular can be very expensive and introduce all sorts of standard compatibility problems. The chance to cash out however came a few weeks ago when someone I know in the UK mentioned ...
  4. SBC6120 Arrived, Upgraded and Working

    Well my PDP-8 on a card has arrived and is working. Pictures are on Google+ here:-

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  5. Reading paper tapes from scratch

    I've wanted a paper tape reader for my machines for years. No joke. Even way back in highschool I was in the machine shop trying to mill parts for a reader but I never managed to build a working unit. Really if you are a sensible person you can buy a reader but get ready to dig deep. In some cases you better be prepared to pay $100 just for part of the optic block. Googling around you will find quite a few hobbyist grade readers and there's a lot of old articles from back in the early microcomputer ...