TBA's Ultimate Atari Video (UAV) board for Atari 5200
Atari 5200 Ultimate Atari Video board (UAV)
These boards were developed by Bryan Edewaard and sold by him for a long time. He has now sold the rights for the rev. D version to The Brewing Academy and we are producing them for all machines. What does it do?
- Has an on-board regulator to create a clean video power source.
- Has a 3-channel video amplifier designed for 75 ohm loads.
- Has a pixel re-clocking circuit to remove skew and better align the 4 luminance signals into a perfect pixel edge.
- Has a carefully designed chroma-shaping circuit.
- an adjustable pot on the board which controls the phase between the chroma and luma signals. A nice side-effect of this that you can change the artifact colors. There's also a jumper to invert the chroma which swaps the positions of the artifact colors.
The board plugs into the CD4050 socket for easy installation on most machines. It can be used in place of the original circuit or alongside it.
This board in available in three (3) configurations:
$30.00 UP Plug-In - A Plug-In unit for the CD4050 socket. NOTE: The green terminal strip is installed on the TOPSIDE of the board so it will give more room on the POKEY side in most 2-Port machines. If you are not sure, order the kit and assemble according to your needs.
$30.00 DOWN Plug-In - A Plug-In unit for the CD4050 socket. NOTE: The green terminal strip is installed on the UNDERside of the board so it will clear the shield in 4-Port machines. If you are not sure, order the kit and assemble according to your needs.
$25.00 Basic - A basic version that must be wired in (missing the pin-headers and green terminal strip
$30.00 Kit -A basic version with the components to make it a plug-in version for custom installations.
Install manual included with sale! NOTE: If you order multiple UAVs in one order, only one copy of the manual will be included. Sorry, but the manual exceeds 50 pages now and it is costing more in postage to mail it than the UAV. If you require multiple printed copies, the digital version is available via the link below.
Install manual: http://tinyurl.com/yyq25uvz
NOTA BENE: This involves soldering AND some ability to read a schematic and/or discern how to install it in machines that there are not explicit instructions for. If you cannot do this, either purchase installation from us, find a professional installer, or do not purchase the upgrade. As we state in the manual, which is ALWAYS available for a free download PRIOR to purchase,
This manual is a beginning at a collection of all of installation materials created by Bryan and many other AtariAge users over the years on how to install a UAV into an Atari 400/800/XL/XE/XEL/XLD machine (shortened hereafter as “A8 machines”) or Atari 2600s, 5200s, & 7800s!
If you see an error, know of something that should be included or of a link that would be helpful, feel free to drop us a line at email@example.com or “PM” MacRorie via AtariAge. Enjoy!