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Is an infrared printer still worth getting?
10-16-2021, 10:08 PM (This post was last modified: 10-16-2021 10:11 PM by BobVA.)
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RE: Is an infrared printer still worth getting?
(10-15-2021 01:18 PM)Thomas Okken Wrote:  Well, at least you might be able to keep DELAY set to 0 at all times!
How tolerant are such frankenprinters of abnormally high speeds, I wonder? Can they handle an overclocked 42S?

Delay: Yes! If you're tracing a series of manual calculations (e.g. checkbook) a modern printer doesn't make much of a difference (other than noise) but for longer printouts, where DELAY kicks in (programs listings, register print, etc.), it's significantly faster with DELAY set to zero.

Overclocking: That corrupts the underlying timing of the data signal, so printing isn't possible for something that's expecting an HP82240 compatible IR signal. See here. For a home built printer it should be possible to compensate for that in the software if the microcontroller is fast enough.

Since a couple of modern HP82240 compatible printers have been noted above, maybe Eric or Swiss Micros might consider carrying them at retail for us, if the prices are reasonable.
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RE: Is an infrared printer still worth getting? - BobVA - 10-16-2021 10:08 PM

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