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Old 15 February 2007, 13:50   #1
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Modern display options...?

After looking at various posts about modern display options I am a bit confused. Here's what I would like for a WHD Amiga 1200 (Mainly game use but occasional Workbench - no graphics card)

Ideally a TFT screen (but would consider a modern flat CRT)

Smooth 50Hz scrolling

Scanlines for low-res (like an RGB monitor)

RGB or VGA signal (no composite)

White to match the miggy (only kidding )

Basically, I like the look of Winuae on my TFT monitor when using scanlines and wish to replicate this with a real Amiga.

I guess my options are;

Scandoubler/Flicker-fixer - from what I understand this would not give a scanline effect and everthing would be "too clear" (like doubled in Winuae)? What would this be like into a 50Hz capable TFT screen? Also, they seem very hard to get hold of.

RGB capable TVs - I guess a CRT TV would give the results I'm after but ideally I'd like it to fit on a desk. LCD TVs don't look like they do scanlines but use blurring when upscaling. I guess I could live with this if the scrolling was dead smooth....

XRGB box - these appear to replicate scanlines and sound ideal but I'm wondering what they would be like plugged into a TFT. Would the scanlines get messed up due to the upscaling, etc?

Any other suggestions? Bear in mind I'm after a modern display - no old monitors.

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Old 15 February 2007, 19:49   #2
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You'll need one of those "console scandoublers" like the X-RGB.

Make sure that the scandoubler you get outputs the same resolution as is your panel's native resolution. Else it will look really bad.
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Thanks for the reply Jope

Yes, I think the XRGB box can output to my monitors res (1280 x 1024)
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Old 15 February 2007, 23:57   #4
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how can you get smooth 50 Hz scrolling on a tft though?
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Old 16 February 2007, 02:06   #5
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Well, some can do it. The one I've got can. It also works when adding a PAL resolution using the Nvidia drivers (but not with Powerstrip for some reason)
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Yes, I think the XRGB box can output to my monitors res (1280 x 1024)
My X-RGB2 can only do 640x480 and 1024x768.
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Old 16 February 2007, 11:10   #7
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If you get an LCDTV that has SCART and VGA inputs it would be a better solution.
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I'd go with alexh on this.. At least it will scale up to the native resolution of the panel.
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My 130 Digitrex from Dixons, and the young lads Technosonic from TJ Hughes -ie no name Brands- 15" LCD TV's work great Pictures sharp and stable on normal resolutions - ie non interlaced.
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Ok - thanks guys

LCD TV it is then
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