[rescue] The other question...need Amiga advice!?!
ttlchaos at randomc.com
Wed May 28 07:16:32 CDT 2003
On Wednesday 28 May 2003 03:27 am, N. Miller wrote:
> 2 Amiga 4000s, one is the expansion tower case (higher end one). The
> lower-end one has 1 or 2 GB HD. He thinks both have 16MB RAM. I'm
> asking him about the Toaster & ROM versions, as well as TBCs (what's
Ahh, a bit better then. 4000's are a tad more expandable (esp. in the
accelerator department), but go IDE instead of SCSI like everything else
(except 600/1200, but that's different). TBC stands for Time Base Corrector
-- you really really need one if you plan on using tape as an input source.
The Toaster is extremely picky about its input signals and won't like a
virgin tape playback signal.
> Do I have to have a special monitor to attach to a 4000?
Back on the 2000, you really needed a 15Khz (NTSC) monitor because of how
tightly the Toaster (in the video slot) works with the rest of the system.
But that may have changed with the 3000/4000. The 3000 has the built-in
flicker-fixer (scan doubles 15Khz signal into a 31Khz "VGA" signal), but I
don't remember about the 4000s. The flicker fixer lets the graphics hardware
run at 15Khz to make the Toaster happy, yet outputs a 31Khz signal to make
our eyes happy.
> What about
> network connectivity, or is that something that's not really of much
Zorro bus NICs on the Amiga are like gold. I had one that got hit by
lightning and now I can't afford the price to replace it. People just want
too much! TCP/IP stacks were kind of a problem in the early days -- it was
basically add-on software that you had to purchase. Later OS revs (3.2 I
think?) included a stack, but I don't know how well the newer OS works with
the Toaster software.
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