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Old 01 December 2004, 23:44   #1
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Monitor choices

I want to upgrade monitor and retire my 1084 and I'd like some input. I don't have a flicker fixer or scan doubler. I have tried MagicTV which isn't bad but I'd like to get a multisync monitor but they are hard to find. Any ideas on what I should look for? Does anyone still make decent one that isn't an arm and a leg?

By the way I'm running a 1200 w 68040/68882 accelerator, 32 meg ram, OS 3.9

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Old 02 December 2004, 00:56   #2
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You need one that can do "Horizontal Scan Rate (Frequency) 15Kz and above"

That 15KHz will enable you to do native Amiga screens. Look out because the odd NEC monitor can do it.

Of course the name to lookout for always has been Microvitec
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You are going to be very very lucky... because no one makes monitors that scan as low as this anymore. Check out ebay et al, or invest in a scandoubler. Option B is prefered, as shiping on a monitor will be probably more than the monitor itself.

Eyetech can probably help out. www.eyetech.co.uk

In fact, a new monitor and scan doubler is probably cheaper than a 2nd hand CRT and shipping. Checkout local PC shops (not the likes of PCWorld), small ads, etc for a cheap/2nd hand CRT. Thinking about it, if budget permits, even LCD's are cheap these days. About 3months ago I bought a 17" LG Flatron L1715S for about £120.. bloody good for the price and analogue interface; no blurring or ghosting, even on dvd playback. And using a 60Khz display, all Amiga modes are within reach. But, as always, will need a scan doubler (or mode-promoted/31Khz rate display mode)
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If you do go for an LCD try to find one of the rarer type that can sync to 50Hz vertical refresh. There are some and it will help you playing PAL games.
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I am happy with my old NEC 3DS on my 1200 030/50 system. They are hard to find (mine was a bit cheapper then the 1084 which I also found on ebay). Of couse you need an adapter.

I dont think many if any monitors bigger then 14-15" Ever synced down to 15khz native to work with Amigas without a scan doubler. So if you want a much larger screen you will have to go the scandoubler/flicker fixer route.
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Old 02 December 2004, 02:21   #6
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If you do go for an LCD try to find one of the rarer type that can sync to 50Hz vertical refresh. There are some and it will help you playing PAL games.
Good thinking batman! I'd completely forgotten about that!

Hmm... gonna be fun when I hook these beasts up to a Mig then

Bugger... will have to compress the piccie a bit more :-(
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Old 02 December 2004, 02:37   #7
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You will need to build some cables, but if you're going to use entirely new, modern equipment you will need to get an XRGB-2 and a switch box if you're going to use a modern VGA monitor.

The cable-building-free option is, of course, to use a combo RGB-VGA monitor, but they are hard to find. Before giving up, it's worth it to check around locally first. Used computer equipment places, secondhand stores and computer recycling operations are your best bet, and if you should find one it'll be ultra-cheap.

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This thread might also be helpful http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=15735
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Another option, though not cheap, is look at arcade monitors...
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