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Amiga 1080 Monitor Modifications A number of Amiga 1080 monitors were built by Toshiba The people at Toshiba could have done a better job in a couple of respects First they did a poor job of extracting vertical sync pulses from the video signal that comes from the Amiga This produces an error in the interlacing when the Amiga is used in 320x400 or 640x400 display modes When you look closely at the screen you see alternating line spacings It also gives characters a ragged look The modification described in the dPaintII file reduces the interlace error by a factor of about 5 While interlaced video isnt the nicest thing to read characters on its neat to be able to put nearly all of a typewritten page on the screen Most of the Amiga outlets handle a neat thing called Jitter-Rid or some such thing It is a thick piece of smoked plastic that goes on your 1080 monitor It enhances the contrast and attenuates the light from the screen to keep your brain from rattling too badly from the flicker Also dark characters on a light background seem to work best for me anyway The second problem is a thing called crossover distortion They did a dumb thing that distorts the audio even at very low volume levels The Amiga deserves better sound Unfortunately this mod takes 2 diodes and a resistor but it essentially eliminates the crossover distortion If you arent afraid of working on the average modern TV set the 1080 shouldnt prove to be much of a problem Looking from the back there are four screws one at each corner You need a
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