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Bill H
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Hello again

Post by Bill H » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:56 pm

Hi All

Its been 10 + years since I was last really into the TS1000 (I know ZX81 - but being 'merican I think of it as Timex Sinclair 1000) and I ran the TS1000.us site. Have spent a lot of time basically living but the past 2 years I have spent almost all my time programming the Coleco Adam and have decided it is time to get back into the TS1000 since the games and such I am writing for the Adam and other CP/M machines I use can be used on the TS1000 too. So you will be seeing more of me here. :)

Bill H (aka Milli)

nollkolltroll
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Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Re: Hello again

Post by nollkolltroll » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:08 pm

Welcome back to the wedgy side of life!
Loved and used the old ts1000-site, so happy it is still searchable.
/Adam

dessony
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Location: Indiana, USA

Re: Hello again

Post by dessony » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:23 am

Hello Bill H,

I am also an American and a Hoosier! I read through your old TS1000 website. I really enjoyed it! :D

Dessony

Bill H
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Re: Hello again

Post by Bill H » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:27 pm

I have a Zx81 with 16K on its way to me - supposed to be USA version - so should I expect it to be 60 frames and 2K or? Also I will want to make the composite video conversion soon after receiving so can someone point me to the very easiest way of doing such?

Bill H

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gammaray
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Location: Texas

Re: Hello again

Post by gammaray » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:16 pm

I can confirm that the composite circuits for sale on Sellmyretro.com work on the NTSC ZX81 or TS1000. Removal of the RF Modulator for a space to mount the modulator requires some effort especially if you intend to put PCB in the modulator case. Maybe fish paper for electrical isolation.

I put mine in the case where the heatsink was using double backed adhesive foam tape, after I replaced the heatsink and 7805 voltage regulator with a switching regulator.

Regards

Charles
Finish what you start. Truth is over the mountaintop or six feet under.
4 x TS1000, 2 x TS1500 , 2 x timex 2040 printer, 1/2 x timex 2020 cassette deck, ZXPAND+AY, ZeddyNET, ZXBlast..., unfinished Spectrum...Still no life!

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XavSnap
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Re: Hello again

Post by XavSnap » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:28 pm

"Sinclair-Timex 1000: absolutely better ... than ZX81!"
... About 1kb !

Bill H
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Re: Hello again

Post by Bill H » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:05 pm

I got my ZX81 USA today - from the son of the original owner. Complete (except missing box) and works great. Interesting thing is they got it through a program American Express had where you could get the Zx81 for $99 direct from Amex, has that paperwork with it - I'll post pictures soon. I'm going to try and chase down the original 25 cassettes available for it in ZX81cases, not in the TS1000 ones

Bill H

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