[Coco] Coco2 video

Zippster zippster278 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 14:10:13 EDT 2016

Most of them will have the standard MC6847, which won’t support lowercase.

It’s possible to add an external character ROM board to upgrade those, 
with something like this… 
<https://sites.google.com/site/thezippsterzone/mc6847-vdg-projects/mc6847-external-character-rom/a-final-cpld-version-of-the-mc6847-external-rom <https://sites.google.com/site/thezippsterzone/mc6847-vdg-projects/mc6847-external-character-rom/a-final-cpld-version-of-the-mc6847-external-rom>>

However, most software will expect no lowercase to be available on the system.

- Ed

> On Jul 29, 2016, at 11:03 AM, RJ Lilko <rjlilko at randing.ca> wrote:
> I am looking to purchase a coco2 from eBay as there are a lot of them. But my reading indicates that early models didn't have the video chip to produce lower case, right? Were the early models upgradable? I assume I have to be careful in making sure what product code version I am getting, right?
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