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January 20th, 2017, 04:16 AM
Assuming you do not have the space for an old CRT. What do you use? Any suggestions for LCD/TFT-screens that work with composite or video+hstync+vsync?

January 31st, 2017, 11:18 AM
Just FYI: I was given one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Arcade-Game-RGB-CGA-EGA-YUV-to-VGA-HD-Video-Converter-Board-HD9800-GBS8200-NEW-/262762504445

Previous owner had scrapped the unit he used it for. Works fine for my BBII. I had to use RGB and composite (V+H) sync for it to pick up video.

January 31st, 2017, 11:42 AM
Dell Ultrasharp 2007FP or 2001FP monitors both are 4:3, 1600x1200, and have composite, S-Video, VGA and DVI inputs. Very nice monitors, I have three of the 2001FP.

The 2001FP works great on my Apple //e to display 80 column text over composite video.

January 31st, 2017, 01:01 PM
Just about any LCD TV should work...

Agent Orange
January 31st, 2017, 02:58 PM
Like so many do, I got tired of lugging those old CRT's and retired 'em to the loft in my garage. I use a Dell 15", not the lightest around but very rugged (survived a drop to the floor from a computer table). It does 1024 x 760 and works off any video card that I have, including my 1000SX and C64. Cheap on Ebay

January 31st, 2017, 03:51 PM
Just about any LCD TV should work...

That's what I use. I have a couple (don't remember the name) that support NTSC, Composite, SVGA, etc. That has me covered for everything except the older digital protocols like CGA - then I have to haul out a real monitor.

January 31st, 2017, 04:19 PM
Bear in mind that some systems designed for NTSC look utterly horrid and hard to read on many LCDs due to conflicting resolution. I have yet to find an LCD monitor that can properly display Amiga ECS, even with a flicker fixer.

LCD monitors typically support nominal PC resolutions like 640x480 which is not a complete NTSC frame, yet they will display a larger than 640x480 portion of the NTSC image. Hence the conflict.

January 31st, 2017, 09:13 PM
Just about any LCD TV should work

Not the 14" we have :) It might also be different depending on where you live. Old analog here is 15625/50Hz.

January 31st, 2017, 09:56 PM
Well I did say "just about"...there are also multi-system TVs that support NTSC and PAL if you need both.

January 31st, 2017, 11:59 PM
Yes, I know, but this is monochrome anyway so all that matters is the ablity to sync to 15625hz.