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BBC micro computer connecting to TV

Nesty1760

Standard Member
A friend given me a BBC micro computer from the 80's.
I want to test it the display, to see if it works.
Does anyone know what kind of lead I require to attach it to a TV?
 

Sonic67

Distinguished Member
With the UHF out:

RCA to TV aerial?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CONNECT-Plug-Aerial-Lead-1-5M/dp/B0792G7X4V/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1517510705&sr=8-6&keywords=rca+to+aerial

?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/2pcs-Female-Adapter-Coaxial-Connector/dp/B00UBYPQGI/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1517510705&sr=8-14&keywords=rca+to+aerial

Then after that an aerial cable to go to the female on the adaptor.

The Video Out looks like a BNC socket. From that you should get composite out.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/DELOCK-Cable-BNC-Male-RCA/dp/B00E5FQS52/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1517510936&sr=8-16&keywords=bnc+component+cable

Though you'd need a phono composite input on your TV.

We need photos of your TV and the BBC or model numbers etc.
 

Nesty1760

Standard Member
Thanks for the reply. I think I might have one of those connectors laying around.
I am not interested in picture quality. Just want to see if a picture does get displayed via the cheapest option!
 

Nesty1760

Standard Member
Cheers will do. TBH I am wishing, I never turned the thing on, as it's got a right pungent smell coming off it!
 

Mr Quint

Distinguished Member
In all honesty I'm not 100% sure, but you could locate the screws on the bottom and try removing a few of them to see if the case comes apart. I'd guess there could be quite a lot of dust inside and that's maybe what smells.
 

tich77

Active Member
Cheers will do. TBH I am wishing, I never turned the thing on, as it's got a right pungent smell coming off it!
In which case, donate to my good home for old computers.... ;)

Seriously, if you decide you don't want it, there is a healthy 8bit hardware market.
 

Nesty1760

Standard Member
Ok thanks. I'll have a look inside. Though I am of the reckoning. My BBC, don't look like that on the inside! :(
 

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