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#1 2015-10-08 11:35:02

LazarusNine
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Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

Does anyone have any advice about the hi res modification on the Colour Classic. I was wondering if anyone's suggestions might differ from the guide on colourclassicfaq.org given that it's a bit older now (http://colourclassicfaq.com/highres/). I would appreciate any insights or tricks of the trade. :-) It's perhaps worth stating that I'm aiming to do the Hi Res and not the VGA mod, because I'm putting an LC 550 board in to replace the CC board (rather than a 575 or higher).

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#2 2015-10-08 13:35:30

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

Don't due either mod unless you recap the analog board at this point.  It makes a high pitch whine to start with then pop and starts taking non caps with it.  Lots of what ifs if you don't do a recap.  The mod is nice because of the resolution , but you get more seeable and readable with the normal resolution.

My suggestion is get a LC5XX series if you want 640 X 480 on an all in one with a smaller footprint.  Its even better to put the analog board from a LC in a color classic.  You have o do some heavy cutting on the board to make it fit normally but its a way beefier board and meant to handle more load and the resolution.

All this is my opinion but for a 22 year old machine mods like this are destructive either way.

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#3 2015-10-08 13:39:19

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

Thanks for the response. Recapping the board is the first thing on my list. I was asking about the hi-res mod as a kind of extra bonus once the A/B has been recapped. Finding an LC 5XX analogue board is not going to be the easiest task; I'll likely have to find a whole LC 5XX and I'd rather not sacrifice one to the CC. Plus, this method saves a bit of money. Thanks for the input!

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#4 2015-10-09 05:16:31

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

I think he meant using the whole LC5xx, not transplanting the analog board.

I have the high res mod in my Mystic and although it does make a nice, standard res for old web pages, games and OS 8, the tube is just too small for it. You have to squint to see fuzzier text and it's just not as enjoyable to me as the smaller res.


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#5 2015-10-09 06:41:01

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

Thanks for that perspective, mcdermd. I hadn't thought in terms of the degradation in readability given the small screen size. Come to think of it, the CC can be a bit blurry at times with the default resolution. Perhaps I'll hold off a bit and see how things go.

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#6 2015-10-10 00:04:22

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

I was suggesting both routes as the analog board with cutting has been fit into a CC, or just use the 5XX by itself.

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#7 2015-10-10 00:18:38

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

5XX's seem to be more rare than CC's are these days.  I've been keeping an eye out because I've been interested in an actual 5xx, and it seems unusual for one to pop up, and when they do, they're more than CC's.

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#8 2015-10-10 00:39:18

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

Most 5xx's were either crushed, or scrapped for their logic boards.

As for modding CC's, 10 years ago I would've said go for it...these days though, given the rarity of both the CC and the LC575 I'd vote to leave both intact and enjoy them.

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#9 2015-10-10 01:56:04

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

Get a MacTV! big_smile

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#10 2015-10-10 02:03:40

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

Ya get a macTV he says lol, ya let me just pull one outta my butt for myself haha.

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#11 2015-10-10 05:06:36

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

I have two Mac TV logic boards for my Mac TV. Neither work and I don't know why sad

bbraun - if you're cereal, I may have one for you. Let me know when you come to Oregon next.


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#12 2015-10-10 20:05:28

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Re: Colour Classic High Resolution Advice

Thanks mcdermd!  I was more moaning than anything, but the next time I'm out that way I might take you up on that.  I have actually been looking, and will keep an eye out.  But if I can't find anything by the time I'm in Oregon again, I'll check in with you.  I think the next time I'll be there is probably February, but it's a little vague.

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