I've been doing some looking around to see if I can find an answer to this question: Is there somewhere upstream of the Composite socket you can tap into to get a "better" video signal, and by that I mean a signal in a less combined format.
(I suspect the answer is "no", but I'm just not that good at following schematics)
I ask this quesion because many of the retro-computers I own have a way of getting to either RGB or Chroma / Luma by simply going a little way "upstream" before the video gets combined into Composite. When you CAN get at these upstream sources, you can usually "tap in" to get a MUCH nicer video output. Some even have it on a connector, but that doesn't appear to be the case with the IIe :-)
If there was a point I could tap out Chroma / Luma, I could feed it out into an SVideo input on a monitor. (My Commodore 64 connects via SVideo and it's noticably crisper via Svideo)
I know there were once RGB cards, but I suspect they're as rare as hen's teeth now and priced to match. I'm not looking for a super professional solution, just a bit more crispness on the game I'm playing (*cough*Ultima V*cough*). I'd much rather build something myself rather than buying something "off the shelf" in any case.
Cheers, and thanks in advance for any advice!