[rescue] 4k big monitor with picture in picture (for the SPARC10)

Joshua D. Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Sun Sep 19 20:05:23 CDT 2021

On September 19, 2021 3:15:01 PM EDT, Mike Meredith <very at zonky.org> wrote:
>On Sat, 18 Sep 2021 09:54:23 -0400, john ferguson wrote:
>> Idea is that with picture-in-picture, I'll be running wither win10 of
>> ubuntu on the big screen with OpenLook in the inset window.B  I'm
>> assumibng I'll need to either buy a monintor which can handle a vga
>> input for the Sun or get a vga-hdmi converter.

>Or for an even crazier idea what about one of those really cheap HDMI
>capture cards? They're intended for cameras but there's no reason why
>they couldn't capture a display instead. In a sense a display is just a
>camera without a lens that just "invents" the image :) Some of the
>cheap ones ("DIWUER Capture Card") are cheap enough to give it a whirl.

I bought a cheap HDMI capture stick for $18. It works pretty well in the
limited texting I've done. I've used it several times as a monitor for
Raspberry Pis as well as other computers. I just a vga to HDMI adapter, but I
haven't tried it with my USB HDMI capture stick. Also, for my purposes latency
was fine, but I don't know if it will be as low as more seriously interactive
users would want. It seems like a worthwhile tool to have in the drawer even
if it doesn't make your happy for displaying the Sun.

The one downside is that it is a hard to be you would be getting the same
thing I got despite the fact that many people clearly did.

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