[Coco] Monitor for the CoCo
rtaylor at bayou.com
Thu Nov 18 23:03:44 EST 2004
I've been using a Commodore 1802 monitor for several years now for assorted
viewing, and I just got a new kick...
Here's what was interesting to me, since I am not an expert on the Y/x/x
I just hooked a new DVD player to the monitor, but not via the normal
composite line. Instead, I tried using the 3-channel video output called
YPbPr. So I used a 3-line cable and ran it to my monitor's inputs called
CHROMA, LUMA, and MONOCHROME.
Did it work? Yes. But only when I set the DVD player to S-VIDEO instead
of YPbPr. The picture color and quality is excellent. Now, if I switch
the player to YPbPr, the video on the monitor turns to black/white only.
I'm not sure at all if any other DVD players or devices have this same mode
to switch the format coming out of the Y/Pb/Pr jacks, since it does in fact
say, Y/Pb/Pr, and nothing else, and there is a separate S-VIDEO jack.
At 08:16 PM 11/18/2004, you wrote:
>Personally I'd go for one of the commodore 1084 series. That does analog
>RGB, and composite video as well.
>I believe it is good enough (just) to do 80 columns on com video, but then
>you won't need it, will you, since it does RGB.
>Regards, Bob Devries. Dalby, Queensland, Australia.
>Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to.
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Diego Barizo" <diegoba at adinet.com.uy>
>To: "CoCo List" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
>Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 10:58 AM
>Subject: [Coco] Monitor for the CoCo
>>I'm going to buy a monitor for my CoCo3.
>>I was thinking about getting a CM-8, but that won't work with my CoCo2,
>>nor give me artifacting.
>>I found a lot of monitors that will work with composite on e-bay. But
>>still have a few doubts.
>>Will I be able to get a readable 80 column display in any? Any model
>>known to work better or worst than most?
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