I do not know for you, but this year seems to start busier than the last one. So for my first post, I will come back on a topic I mentioned a couple of times in 2014: the poor video quality output when using a modern flat LCD display with our vintage computers. For Xmas, I received a Micomsoft XRGB3, Yay!! A great piece of equipment, unfortunately not cheap and hard to find. And when you overcome these two major access barriers, there is the last detail you have to deal with: you still have to brush-up your Japanese. Ok, luckily, there are plenty of good and helpful resources available on the web, so you are definitively not alone anymore. However, there are two bits of information I can add to all this goodness and share here. First, to flash the firmware, you can use Windows 7 and no need to unearth a crusty Windows XP box. But it has to be a 32-bit version. Indeed, and this is not specific to the XRGB3 update software (which by the way is Japanese only), 64-bit Windows 7 has some issues with USB updates. For example, my 64-bit Ultimate bricked my HP Prime is a blink. Second, even though you have updated the firmware to its English version, the Katakana remains on the silkscreen. Fortunately, I gave up a long time ago the use of my remote control salad bowl and have chosen a universal RC. Programming my Logitech T1100 was not a sinecure. In particular, the power toggle is a bit tricky to reproduce to power off the unit (switch to standby in fact). Using RAW IR capture, and shortening the code emission interval makes the trick (200ms seems to be a good balance). Once done, I could finally enjoy my XRG3 and focus on all the goodness it provides. Last but not least, and everyone should know it: do not connect EURO SCART (Syndicat des Constructeurs d’Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs) devices directly into the GAME port of the XRGB3 (JP21)! You have to use a converter!