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Sonicwolf
10-23-2009, 02:11 AM
I bought this at Value Village a few days ago. I think its a video/audio cord for an old computer but I am not sure. If it is, anyone know which computer?

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss191/Sonicwolf359/DSC09824.jpg

It has four composite connections and a 5-pin DIN male connector.

Jorpho
10-23-2009, 10:50 PM
TRS-80, maybe?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIN_connector

swlovinist
10-23-2009, 10:54 PM
Commdore 64?

Sonicwolf
10-24-2009, 08:37 PM
I have a C64/128 cord sitting here also but its no the same. (although I dont have a C64 around to test)

I wish I could find a picture of a TRS-80 video cord...

Shadow Kisuragi
10-24-2009, 09:02 PM
To be honest, I've seen the same type of connection (5-pin DIN 180) used for older computer keyboards. I had an older keyboard that pre-dated PS/2 that used 5-pin DIN 180.

I don't think this is a console-specific cord, though. It appears to be an adapter for 5-pin DIN 180->RCA (Composite). Also, since it was mentioned, it could work for the TRS-80. My TRS-80 has a 5-pin DIN 180 for the video connection.

Sonicwolf
10-24-2009, 09:05 PM
I don't think this is a console-specific cord, though. It appears to be an adapter for 5-pin DIN 180->RCA (Composite). Also, since it was mentioned, it could work for the TRS-80. My TRS-80 has a 5-pin DIN 180 for the video connection.

I thought it was a video cord what with the L/R audio RCA looking cords but the black and gray ones stump me. Kind of reminded me of the old Commodore cords with the Chroma/Luma connections.

Ze_ro
10-24-2009, 09:13 PM
I think it's for a C64 as well. Some models had an 8-pin video port, but the pins are lined up such that the older 5-pin cables would still fit. The four RCA jacks should be left/right audio, luma and chroma. Commodore called this "Separated Video", but it's basically S-Video without the S-Video jack.

Failing that, it might not be for a computer, but for a specific monitor... the idea being that you could hook up a separated video source to it's proprietary connector. I'm not sure which that would be though... wouldn't be a Commodore or Atari monitor I don't think.

--Zero

Sonicwolf
10-24-2009, 09:15 PM
I wish I had a few computers sitting around to test this on. Its not for a Vic-20, I learned that yesterday.

apogee_vgc
10-25-2009, 11:29 AM
It could be something for use in a MIDI setup