Apple IIc Display Question

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Joined: Oct 22 2014
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Curious if the display output I am seeing is normal (or at least normal for how I have it connected)

I have my IIc connected to a plasma TV for now (trying to find someone selling a monitor //c for a reasonable price!) and I am getting a lot of pink and green color banding

Is this the side effect of a 30 year old composite output on a modern television?

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Re: Apple IIc Display Question

Yes that is normal for composite. You could acquire a VGA adapter for it, will be a lot better, but still won't get the quality of modern computers.
http://tulip-house.ddo.jp/DIGITAL/A2CVGA/english.html
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Javster

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Joined: May 27 2013
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Re: Apple IIc Display Question

Yes, the banding is perfectly normal for an Apple II. The composite adapter that Koichi sells for the iie has switches that will change the banding. I don't know about the other ones.

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Re: Apple IIc Display Question

Ideally I would like to just get a green phosphor monitor, like the //c original monitor, for nostalgia stake. But I appreciate all of the replies, just wanted to make sure it wasn't a bad component in the video output circuit.