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    Quote Originally Posted by fatwizard View Post
    The SM124 monitor I bought came this week. It is indeed very sharp. I tried running a game with it connected, and got a row of bombs. The 1084 is working well, and I must say the ST's graphics look great. I'll just keep looking for another display so the 1084 can go back where it belongs.
    Well you can get a cheap RGB to VGA upscaler like the GBS-8220:

    https://youtu.be/xqlrOcGZx38 (this is nice video of what is involved, what applies to the Amiga should apply here)

    Get an expensive upscaler already packaged:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Analog-RGB-...0AAOSw3txbMDPW

    Review this very long thread on AtariAge to find verified working LCD displays that work with Atari:

    http://atariage.com/forums/topic/230...e-1?hl=monitor

    Or install an RF Modulator and hook it to a big television. If you are using it for games this isn't a terrible idea.

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    I have the cheap upscaler already. I have used it quite successfully with my Amigas, and I expected it to work with the ST. It doesn't though. It will eventually produce a picture after endless jacking with the settings, but nowhere near acceptable. I fear a similar result with the expensive upscaler.

    I have done some research on this and found some solutions involving resistors on the RBG and sync lines, but I didn't get good results. If anyone has gotten the GBS-8220 or a similar device to work with the ST, I would love to hear from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatwizard View Post
    I have the cheap upscaler already. I have used it quite successfully with my Amigas, and I expected it to work with the ST. It doesn't though. It will eventually produce a picture after endless jacking with the settings, but nowhere near acceptable. I fear a similar result with the expensive upscaler.

    I have done some research on this and found some solutions involving resistors on the RBG and sync lines, but I didn't get good results. If anyone has gotten the GBS-8220 or a similar device to work with the ST, I would love to hear from them.
    The GBS 8220 was discussed at length at the AtariAge forum as well and it works for some and not others.

    The video outs on the various STs are definitely not created equal. My vanilla 1040STf syncs terribly with my NEC LCD that supports 15khz, but the monitor has no problem syncing with my 1040STE.
    Last edited by rpiguy2; July 6th, 2018 at 03:18 PM.

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    The NEC 1970vx will work, does 15Khz, works great with my Amiga and ST systems. You can get a nice cable for it (VGA) with switch for color and mono from Best Electronics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwestlife View Post
    Some Atari ST games are designed for or support the 640x400 monochrome mode, but most use the 320x200 mode and require a color monitor.
    Ditto... if the game bombs are you sure it's not a monochrome only game?

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