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RE: Magnavox Re: Msg 16713

26580 17APR87-1913 General Information
RE: Magnavox (Re: Msg 16713)
From: W3UIO To: ELLENBURG

SORRY, BUT I HAVEN’T BEEN ON IN A WHILE. A FRIEND ORDERED US TWO ID BRAND RGB
MONITORS MADE BY TOSHIBA. CAME FROM GODFATHERS’…HAVE IBM INPUT…I USE WITH
APPLE IIE. THEY WORK GREAT AND HAVE SUPER SPECS, BUT NO ANALOG INPUT FOR COCO
3.

I MAY PICK UP A MAGNAVOX FOR THAT. THEN I COULD USE IT FOR IBM IF I EVER GO
THAT ROUTE, SINCE THEY ARE GOING ANALOG DO YOU NEED MORE INFO?
LARRY

1 comment to RE: Magnavox Re: Msg 16713

  • pucc_unknown

    26612 18APR87-0205 General Information
    RE: Magnavox (Re: Msg 26580)
    From: MARTYGOODMAN To: W3UIO

    The sort of analog RGB that the CoCo uses (and the Magnavox 8CM515 supports)

    Thus, tho IBM is “going analog”, you will NOT be able to
    use the analog Maganvox 8CM515 or 8CM643 with the new
    IBM protocol, for a higher horizontal synch rate capability
    is needed, as would be a finer phosphor pitch too.

    You’d need to get into multisynch type monitors,
    (made by NEC, Magnavox, and by Sony) that cost upwards
    of $600 each to be able to display the sort of analog
    RGB that IBM will be using.

    Sorry.

    On the other hand, the Magnavox does support the ancient
    IBm CGA protocol. Most folks in the IBM world consider this
    an obsolete, crude, uselessly low resolution. It happens to
    be the same resolution as that of the Coco 3.

    —marty