[rescue] Display devices
barryc at rjlsystems.com
Wed Feb 11 08:15:13 CST 2015
I just realized that I missed this when it came through, originally.
On 1/31/2015 1:29 PM, Carl R. Friend wrote:
> Greetings all,
> 1) Can anybody recommend a decent flat-panel display that can take
> sync-on-green, not attempt rescale (i.e. display pixel-for-pixel,
> and I'm willing to deal with non-square pixels, to a point), and
> won't look like utter rubbish on non-PC sources?
We were using LCDs from Envision with Sun workstations -- Ultra2s,
Ultra60s, and Blade2ks. The models we used were EN9410E and H190L. Both
were VGA-only, but they worked out of the box with a 13W3->VGA adapter.
> 2) It it even possible to get 19" CRTs any longer? I'd like to get
> my InterAct 32C back in running condition, and both monitors are
> close to junk (they were when new, mind, as monitors were always
> the weak link). Any decent multi-sync will do as the hardware
> produces separate H/V sync lines in addition to RGB. A matching
> set would be great.
> Ideas anybody? I'm not looking for a handout, mainly pointers.
New? It's nigh impossible. I won't go so far as to say that nobody makes
them anymore, but very few of my standard go-to "parts-shopping" sites
list any, except for used/refurb units.
I regularly see CRT monitors in the thrift stores in the area. I'd also
suggest checking out any small, non-chain, mom&pop computer stores, and
if there's an electronics recycler in the area, give them a call. Also,
the local Craigslist site generally has quite a few people hoping that
someone will take their old CRTs and maybe get more use out of them
instead of having to recycle them.
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