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Channel Hopper

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Don't even spell the manufacturer's name correctly.
 
2cvbloke

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CRT monitors for vintage computers are becoming pretty rare, so of course the price is just going to go up, I'd love to have a proper RGB monitor to go with my Amiga 600, but I've been priced out of the market by these sorts of listings...
 
Channel Hopper

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Forgive me for being slightly naive in this, but (apart from the 16:9 ratio screen) a modern TV still has in the main a VGA input, so there is a set of RGB pins available for connection to your Amiga, as long as you can make up a lead.

I'm sure I have a couple of DB23 to VGA adapters in a box, so the serial lead should be all that is required for a flatscreen monitor, or modern flatscreen TV.
 
2cvbloke

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Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
It's about having the proper experience, that and Amiga to VGA is more convoluted than just adaptors due to them using a different clock frequency that modern VGA inputs cannot handle, plus computers designed to work with CRTs look "wrong" on modern LCD monitors & TVs, that's why people want the original monitors... :)

There is also the RGB to SCART cables for the Amiga, but again, on a modern LCD screen it still isn't quite "right"...
 
PaulR

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CRT monitors for vintage computers are becoming pretty rare, so of course the price is just going to go up, I'd love to have a proper RGB monitor to go with my Amiga 600, but I've been priced out of the market by these sorts of listings...
I have a 19" monitor by Aydin Controls that I won in a contest in PC Magazine in the early 90s. I believe that at the time it was about a grand to buy.

It was put into its storage box when I was made redundant in 1995 and had been serviced by the distributor shortly before that. It's monstrously heavy and I could just about lift it by myself twenty years ago. Not sure about it now!

I keep thinking that I must put it up for sale one day.
 
Channel Hopper

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My Satellite Setup
A little less analogue, and a lot more crap.
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UK South

It's about having the proper experience, that and Amiga to VGA is more convoluted than just adaptors due to them using a different clock frequency that modern VGA inputs cannot handle, plus computers designed to work with CRTs look "wrong" on modern LCD monitors & TVs, that's why people want the original monitors... :)

There is also the RGB to SCART cables for the Amiga, but again, on a modern LCD screen it still isn't quite "right"...

I would not have considered connecting via SCART as a ‘get around’.
 
2cvbloke

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Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
I would not have considered connecting via SCART as a ‘get around’.
Well SCART has RGB inputs which can accept the Amiga's oddball output, though it has the disadvantage of being limited to PAL or NTSC resolutions, unlike the RGB monitors made for them (and other contemporary computers), the only drawback is finding the DB23F connectors as they're NLA, though some use cut-down DB25F connectors to do the job of making up cables...
 
2cvbloke

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My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
PaulR

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With a bit of luck it might even work!
 
2cvbloke

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With a bit of luck it might even work!
Even if it was dead, that wouldn't stop some brave souls from buying it & opening the back for poking around the tingly voltages to make it work... :lol:
 
Captain Jack

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Yes, CRT TVs are expensive these days. I'd love to get my hands on a small Sony CRT for my analogue corner but they start at £80 and up. Larger ones don't have the same appeal.
 
2cvbloke

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My Satellite Setup
No satellite stuff for the moment (aside from a 43cm minidish that was on the house already), Samsung SyncMaster T27B550 Smart TV & Monitor, and a few computers...
My Location
Near Pontop Pike, Co. Durham
I wouldn't mind a Sony Trinitron TV to go with my Amiga if I couldn't get an RGB monitor for it, as mentioned using SCART wired for RGB, it'd be a lot more appealing visually speaking than with an LCD... :)
 
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