MZ-700 – Connecting a monitor or a TV to the MZ-700

Connecting a monitor or a TV to the MZ-700

Connecting a TV to the MZ-700

Turn off the power of the MZ-700 and remove the connexion to mains.

Remove the antenna cable from the TV. Connect the cable accessoried to the MZ-700 to the RF output connector at the reverse side of the MZ-700 and to the RF input connector of the TV.

  • Adjust the TV before connecting it to the MZ-700.
  • Note the colour quality of a TV isn’t high like the colour of a colour monitor. Try to set the best colour quality at the TV by fine tuning. In some cases you have to tune the channel trim element at the reverse side of the MZ-700 too. To this, view for more details now.
  • If the frequencies of the horizontal oscillator and the vertical oscillator of the TV and the MZ-700 are not equal (synchron ) parts of the screen will be lost.
  • If the screen isn’t centered parts of the screen can be lost too.
  • Don’t connect both the antenna and the MZ-700 to the TV otherwise interferences of other radios and / or TV’s can appear.
  • Use only the 75 Ohm antenna input connector of the TV, otherwise if impossible use a cable having an impedance of 75 Ohms.
  • Some combinations of foreground colour and background colour of a displayed character make it impossible to show the character correct. In this case try to display only black and white colours to intensify the contrast by using the B / W switch at the reverse side of the MZ-700.
  • Best results will be obtained by using the foreground colour white ( character colour ) and the background colour blue.
  • No audio signals are supported by the MZ-700 using a TV. Use the internal loudspeaker of the MZ-700.

Connecting the monitor MZ-1D04 ( 12″ screen, green ) to the MZ-700

Turn off the power of the MZ-700 and remove the connexion to mains.

Connect the cable accessoried to the MZ-1D04 to the video input connector at the monitor and the video output connector at the reverse side of the MZ-700. Set the B / W-switch at the reverse side of the MZ-700 to position “black-white”.

You can use equivalent monochrome monitors too.
Connect it as desribed for the MZ-1D04.

 

 

 

Connecting the monitor MZ-1D05 ( 14″ colour monitor ) to the MZ-700

Turn off the power of the MZ-700 and remove the connexion to mains.

Connect the cable accessoried to the MZ-1D05 to the RGB input connector at the monitor and the RGB output connector at the reverse side of the MZ-700 by the 8 pin male / female connectors.

You can use a monitor MZ-1D19 ( 16 colors ) or equivalent RGB color monitors too. Connect it as desribed for the MZ-1D05. The monitor must be able to display a minimum of 8 colors.

RGB connector pinout of the MZ-700 and MZ-800

Soldering side
Front view
Pin
Signal
MZ-700 MZ-800
1 CVIDEO I
2 GND GND
3 C-SYNC unused
4 H-SYNC H-SYNC
5 V-SYNC V-SYNC
6 RED RED
7 GREEN GREEN
8 BLUE BLUE