Kubik wrote:I'm using FSC P19-2, and as far as I can tell, the picture is OK. It's also reasonably good for old MACs (LC and alike).
Fujiyama wrote:What kind of image quality can I expect from a modern LCD display (through a VGA adapter cable) compared to the original Atari hires mono monitors?
I do have an SM-144 which is very nice, but the screen size is a tad small and it's bulky (I would like to mount it on a VESA display mount for attaching to a synth-stand). I did have an NEC Multisync II back in the day and remember its hires mode wasn't very sharp at all. Very tiring on the eyes. Have things improved since then, or is this what you can expect when going to VGA instead of using a dedicated Atari monitor?
I see a lot of really cheap 19" or 20" LCD displays in the used ads though I haven't checked their specs to see if they can handle the ST high mode (71.2Hz vertical/35.7KHz horizontal).
Another thing is physical appearance -a cream/white display similar to the colour of Atari ST computers would be great. I came across this photo of an Atari TT with a (seemingly) unmarked monitor. Beautiful! And I could only dream of such a resolution with C-Lab/Emagic Notator. I believe the photo shows it running Cubase which obviously could run with extended graphic cards.
Does anyone recognize the monitor?
calimero wrote:Kubik wrote:I'm using FSC P19-2, and as far as I can tell, the picture is OK. It's also reasonably good for old MACs (LC and alike).
How did you connect Mac LC (I have LC 2) to VGA monitor?
Greenious wrote:I remembered seeing a list of good flat panel displays in the wiki, but now it's empty?
Fujiyama wrote:Sorry, I failed to say I was looking for something which will work specifically with the ST hires mode.
Gaiyan: you said the NEC 1990SXi does 1:1 pixel mapping.
Does this mean its resolution matches one the computer's resolution whereas it otherwise would have to stretch/squeeze the display output in order to show all those pixels and thereby decrease the image quality in the process? Were you referring to the TT screen modes, or is this a great monitor for use with the ST as well?
Other monitors were also mentioned in this thread: will any of them display the ST hires mode well? Equally well or similarly to what the SM-124, 125 or 144 can? (that's the ones I've personally used and as far as I can remember I think the 124/125 models were a little sharper than the 144).
If the result is anything like what I got from the NEC Multisync II several years ago it's really nothing to write home about and puts a great strain on the eyes. It really was more suitable for the low/medium colour modes and the occasional hires mono needs -not the other way round.
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