My First QL related video. QLWorld Magazine Unboxing.

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My First QL related video. QLWorld Magazine Unboxing.

Postby SinclairSociety » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:54 am

Ah! My 1st QL related video.

Been scoping out and working on getting these from UK for a bit and they finally arrived.

Yeah!

Unboxing my QLWorld Magazines.

Now... for that QL to land. hehe.

https://youtu.be/iuIxmIfCsPg

Hope you enjoy!..

TJ

** Thanks Derek! **


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Re: My First QL related video. QLWorld Magazine Unboxing.

Postby Dave » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:58 am

Saw the video linked on Facebook and watched it. Good video.

Your QL is almost ready. Just refurbishing a pair of really top notch microdrive units for you, then I’ll put it on a 48 hour soak test.


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Re: My First QL related video. QLWorld Magazine Unboxing.

Postby SinclairSociety » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:08 am

Dave wrote:Saw the video linked on Facebook and watched it. Good video.

Your QL is almost ready. Just refurbishing a pair of really top notch microdrive units for you, then I’ll put it on a 48 hour soak test.


Wonderful! Thanks so much! :P

TJ


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Re: My First QL related video. QLWorld Magazine Unboxing.

Postby vanpeebles » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:47 am

The Maplin box will be a collectors piece too! :lol:


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Re: My First QL related video. QLWorld Magazine Unboxing.

Postby Derek_Stewart » Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:05 am

HI,

I am glad the magazines arrived okay in the USA, as shipping to the USA is sometime a problem.

The Maplins box came from some Maplins PC Case AT style, Beige in colour. Left over from the Q60 production. I have 6 of these cases and boxes.


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Re: My First QL related video. QLWorld Magazine Unboxing.

Postby Dave » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:52 pm

If you decide to make some more Q60s, you're all set. You can do 6 "retro editions" and then start using a more modern case.

I'm still on the hunt for a small enclosure. Something about 8" x 8" x 2" would be ideal.


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Re: My First QL related video. QLWorld Magazine Unboxing.

Postby Peter » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:07 pm

If only there was a satisfying solution for the flatscreen monitor issue! Re-casing the Q60 would be so much fun. :D I think about this for years, but can't find a good way.

  • Chip replacemend 1024x768 with black bars (existing): Very clear display, no interpolation on 1024x768 monitors, supports most devices, but: Unused areas
  • Chip replacemend 1920x1080 with double scan and interpolation (probably doable): Full screen area on FullHD, but: Interpolation visible, supports fewer devices
  • New graphics card: Technically better, but: Huge amount of work, mabye more than one PCB, effort not much less than a new Q60
  • New Q60: Technically ideal, but: Extra work if machine is kept 100% compatible, high costs, takes away "retro" character of the machine

At the German Sinclair meeting I still used the original video, because Detlef brought one of the few flatscreens which can handle it directly.

The best picture is still achieved with CRT monitors. But then it wouldn't be portable. :(



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