Thanks to a kind donation from Chris Walton the Domesday documents page now has a high-quality scan of the Acorn Domesday Project brochure that includes some nice photographs of both the complete AIV system and the system in use. If you have any Acorn Domesday documentation that you can’t find on this site, please get in touch!
As part of the recent repair and restoration of an Acorn AIV Domesday system it was necessary to replace the broken power supply module and (after repairing several of the modules) recalibrate the RGB module in the player to restore the picture back to the correct brightness and colour-balance. In addition, I designed and 3D printed a magnetic disc lock Continue reading Repairing and calibrating a Philips VP415 Laser Video Disc Player
The Cox 630B Genlock board is an add on for both the BBC Micro and Master series computers. Although this board is not part of the Domesday AIV system it can be a useful addition when experimenting with video. The article explains how the board works and how it should be connected to a BBC Master. Since the pin outs Continue reading Cox 630B Genlock Board
The domesday86 project has acquired an original BBC Domesday system which originally belonged to the Gothenburg University’s English Institute. The AIV system has been fully restored back to working order and can be seen running the AIV EcoDisc in the following video. The system appears to be an export version of the AIV system and has been locally modified with Continue reading Demonstration of the EcoDisc running on a real BBC Domesday system
Many thanks to Jules Richardson for supplying a wealth of Domesday related scans and information! We now have 28 new PDFs on Domesday86.com. 20 of these documents are various announcements and flyers about the Domesday system, project and related software and 8 of the PDFs are press clippings from newpaper articles. You can find the new PDF documents by clicking Continue reading 28 more Domesday related PDFs
Thanks to Alex Wilson for donating the missing Domesday Video Disc User Guide – we now have this document scanned and available for download. This 250 page manual covers detailed information about the National and Community discs with extensive guides to using the various features of the Domesday system. You can download the manual from the following link: Domesday Video Continue reading Domesday Video Disc User Guide
Thanks to the wider Acorn collector community, we have now received a better scan of the BBC Master AIV User Guide. The guide has now been converted into a searchable PDF and the links on Domesday86 have been updated. If you don’t want to hunt for the new document, you can download it by following the link below: BBC Master Continue reading New copy of the BBC Master AIV User Guide available
We’ve encoded some more videos including the Eco Disc introduction (winner of the 1987 ‘most funky AIV music intro’ award) and the ‘tutorial’ video from the Community disc. The tutorial is on YouTube and walks you through the various features of the interactive disc: All of the BeebSCSI code and schematics are now available on GitHub: https://github.com/simoninns/BeebSCSI In addition, we Continue reading Community disc tutorial – and other updates