Apple II Video cards ...

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slomacuser's picture
Joined: May 26 2005
Posts: 23

I found two cards for Apple II, but I do not know how to use them with my Apple II.

First picture:

there are two outputs, on one it is written "UHF" and on the other "Video OP"? And there is also gray cable with plastic cap.. if any got idea how to use it and what exactly are that ports, let me tell ... I only know that must be in slot #7

the other:

as you can see ... do not know even, if it is for video?

so, can I connect it to TV set with video in or on anntena hole? what port and what channel?


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Joined: Feb 13 2007
Posts: 11
Simmilar like the second car

Simmilar like the second card was used in an Bulgarian 8bit PC named "Pravetz8M" for connecting the PC to a TV. I am not sure if this is the same for 8bit Apple PC.

Joined: Dec 20 2003
Posts: 130
No money on this one, but I'

No money on this one, but I'll bet the first card is to hook an A][ to a PAL Tv set. I know Apple IIs sold in the US put out NTSC only. So this wouls have been a solution for those on the other side of the pond (read UK, France uses something different) to use a TV set.

The other card, I really have no clue.

mmphosis's picture
Joined: Aug 18 2005
Posts: 314
the first, I would guess is a

the first, I would guess is a video card to connect to PAL (European) TV. Or, it's a very exotic Programmable Array Logic (PAL) card. The gray cable with plastic cap is curious.


the second, I would guess is an 80-column card. Connect an RCA cable from the female RCA plug to the video-in RCA plug on a TV/NTSC monitor. Plug the card into slot 3 on an Apple II/II+, boot up and from the applesoft prompt ] type...

At this point, the output should go to the TV/monitor and display as 80 columns. Seeing that the first card looks to be PAL, there is a chance it's PAL (not NTSC) in which case you might need a European TV.


Also, there were solder jumpers and cut outs to convert North American Apple II+'s (and some clones) to do PAL video instead of NTSC. I think I remember using an Apple II+ clone in France that worked on a French TV set.