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TeamRocketReviews
March 31st, 2012, 08:13 AM
Is there any way to adjust the tint shade of the Amdek amber monochrome monitors? I need a mono hercules monitor, but I can't stand the yellow colour. I'd much prefer it to be an orange colour, like the Compaq Portable III. Also, is there a green screen version of the Amdek 310 MDA/Hercules monitor?

Chuck(G)
March 31st, 2012, 08:29 AM
The only way to change it, short of installing a colored gel filter over it, is to change the tube itself. I think the 310 was amber only, but the 410 could be had in green, white or amber.

commodorejohn
March 31st, 2012, 08:29 AM
I'd assume that monochrome monitors use only one color of phosphor, and only the intensity is variable...

DOS lives on!!
March 31st, 2012, 08:57 AM
I have an Amdek Video 310 and it is amber only.

TeamRocketReviews
March 31st, 2012, 10:06 AM
I know it's amber only, but is there a way to adjust the tint? I know that the IBM 5151 has a tint adjustment, so I suppose the Amdek would too...

Chuck(G)
March 31st, 2012, 10:25 AM
I know it's amber only, but is there a way to adjust the tint? I know that the IBM 5151 has a tint adjustment, so I suppose the Amdek would too...

No, the 5151 has contrast and brightness adjustments, nothing more. You get your choice of color from dark green to bright green, but it's still green. Same with the 310, except the color is amber.

If you don't really mean "tint" (i.e. color), what do you mean?

TeamRocketReviews
March 31st, 2012, 12:56 PM
I meant contrast and brightness. Does anyone own an Amdek 310A? DOSliveson, you said you owned one, could you tell me how the contrast works?

DOS lives on!!
March 31st, 2012, 01:55 PM
The knob that is pulled to turn the monitor on also controls the brightness. The second knob controls the contrast.

TeamRocketReviews
March 31st, 2012, 03:41 PM
So what does the amber look like? I've never seen one of these IRL, so could someone post a picture of it with an image on the screen?

DOS lives on!!
March 31st, 2012, 03:48 PM
Not mine, but this is the monitor with a picture on it.
http://www.atariage.com/forums/gallery_ips/1303432439/gallery_27823_643_424927.jpg

TeamRocketReviews
March 31st, 2012, 04:01 PM
Yes, but does it go orange? Like Compaq Portable III orange? 8375

DOS lives on!!
March 31st, 2012, 04:03 PM
No, it doesn't have the full "orange" effect that the Portable III does (dark space and all), just the text and graphics are orange.

Chuck(G)
March 31st, 2012, 04:13 PM
The Portable III has a gas plasma display, not a CRT. That accounts for a very big difference in appearance.

TeamRocketReviews
April 1st, 2012, 05:36 AM
Okay, that makes sense.