Re: [stella] DASM news

Subject: Re: [stella] DASM news
From: Glenn Saunders <mos6507@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 07:25:57 -0800
The 2600 has known optimal color output based on the chip's internal specifications (how it handles the delay on the chroma signal). This is of course altered by the chroma knob on the board or the settings of your monitor or other factors as you describe.

However, it would be better to base color charts off of the spec (which I believe they are) vs. any real-world quirks unless its proven that the vast majority of 2600s can not be calibrated to output to spec.

You know, Chris Wilkson would probably be the guy to know what the chip outputs directly, from his work with the A/V daughtercard...

At 09:13 AM 3/24/2003 -0600, you wrote:
My Atari displays colors very differently depending on the supply
voltage.  Namely, I couldn't figure out why FotR looked different on the
emulator and on the iron, and then I tried bumping up the voltage 1.5V
(my Atari power supply is long dead, so I'm using one of those Wal-Mart
adjustable-from-3-to-12-volts thingies).  So we need to get someone with
a known stable, accurate power supply to do it.

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