I received a Diver in the latest (December 2019) batch which works well, but all ramp patterns show a “seam” running vertically at a constant position, about 3/4 of the way across the screen. It appears with any bank selected and its position is unchanged by any panel controls. It is most obvious for vertical ramps but also visible with H+V or H-V outputs if you’re looking for it.
I see the discontinuity when using Visual Cortex, Cadet II, or Memory Palace as output encoders, with multiple displays. Visual Cortex and Cadet ramps don’t exhibit this behavior.
This is in a Vessel case containing only Orion and Expedition modules, with Visual Cortex generating sync. Visual Cortex rear panel RCA sync goes to Diver, and that’s the end of the sync chain for this test.
Here are some bad photos. First from a 19" consumer CRT TV:
And from the same display, a closeup of one discontinuity:
On the analog display the image also jitters quite a bit, and at these brightness transitions it seems like there is a scanline being “skipped”. I can’t really capture this photographing the analog display, you can see it a bit more clearly with this closeup photo of an LCD I have with a composite input and a less-than-great deinterlacer/upscaler.
Curious if anyone else has encountered this in their setups. My baseless guess is that this behaves more like a firmware issue that what I’m used to seeing with analog sync glitches.