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    Default When clones go too far (IBM 5154)

    Jeees, I almost got burned, this monitor looks more IBM's like IBM itself. I guess that if I changed labels to IBM, almost nobody noticed that is not original...

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    Here's mine... as a clone as it can be !
    The fun thing is that the brand is different but the model number just under the brand name is nearly the same !

    Last edited by PePe-fr; August 11th, 2018 at 04:45 PM.

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    Looking in googles cache of pc world, these monitors are the same brand. They are listed as BT or basic time but the store selling them was qubie, so Im guessing eventually they just started getting them branded with their own name. It looks like the one above -350 is supposed to be a 5154 clone and the -200 is supposed to be a 5153 clone.

    I bought the one at the top. For $25 I figure it was worth the gamble, because Im too cheap to pay for a real 5154. I hope it works.

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    Princeton Graphics made monitors that also had the IBM appearance. I don't think anyone really cared.

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    And at least that’s a brand I’ve heard of. I don’t know if they are any better, but I’d probably have paid a little more just because I remember that brand.

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    Princeton made some arse kicking monitors in the 80s. Some are real hard to find.

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    I've got this one:

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    I wonder if the clone makers also studiously copied and emulated the IBM 5154's reliability problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2icebitn View Post
    Princeton made some arse kicking monitors in the 80s. Some are real hard to find.
    Even in the early 2000's. They had a 29" CRT monitor (yes, 29") called the Arcadia. Looked like a TV except it could do 800x600 and had VGA-in.


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