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How do you communicate directly to video signal on a CRT television like this? Answered

Here is this great artist who is sending 1-bit video signals to televisions to create patterns
http://www.tristanperich.com/#Artwork/1_Bit_Video

How is this accomplished? I've used a library for Arduino that allows for this but I think the artist is doing it in a much more fundamental way. Can you simply send an oscillation to the video in on a TV?

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Josehf Murchison

4 years ago

Yes you can send it buy bypassing the vertical input search CTR oscilloscope.

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icengJosehf Murchison

Answer 4 years ago

OP did not understand a clear reference to

Google "CRT oscilloscope" for his self edification.

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prismspecsiceng

Answer 4 years ago

I understand how to turn it into an oscilloscope but how does one avoid making it look like a wave pattern and just draw to the screen?

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Josehf Murchisonprismspecs

Answer 4 years ago

Google Oscilloscope clock there are hundreds on the net.

It is the same principle to make it do any pattern.

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Josehf Murchisonsteveastrouk

Answer 4 years ago

I don't want to sound rude so I will just say prove it, because I am within ten feet of more than twelve.

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steveastroukJosehf Murchison

Answer 4 years ago

I mean, its a technology which was wonderfully hackable and flexible, and its now passing. TVs don't use 'em, scopes don't use 'em anymore.

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Josehf Murchisonsteveastrouk

Answer 4 years ago

I use them I have 3 Tektronix Oscilloscopes 531, 545, 547 then I have Heathkit's, Eico's, and Sencore's as well as spare parts.

I know newer equipment do not use CRTs however prismspecs asked about a specific project by an artiest that used a CRT TV.