[rescue] Old Monitors

Jonathan Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Thu Feb 15 12:47:54 CST 2018

On Wed, 14 Feb 2018, Mouse wrote:

> Possibly; I don't recall any such details, for what (little) that may
> be worth.  It seems obvious to me to take the sync-to-signal
> electronics from a CRT and backend it with a flatscreen,

If you want a very general display (for dealing with odd fixed-frequency
display generators, and display generators with unusual frequencies), you
end up needing a framebuffer in the middle.  This might be a fun project
to build on one of the many ARM development boards that have HDMI outputs.

I keep a few Dell 2001FP LCDs around because they are _so_ _good_ at
synchronizing to strange devices--from old microcomputers to workstations.
Unfortunately, a great many of them are already 14 years old and weren't
design with the same lifetimes in mind as workstation-grade CRTs.

Jonathan Patschke
Austin, TX

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