On 29 Oct 97 at 1:24, Uncle Roger wrote:
At 10:30 AM 10/28/97 +0000, you wrote:
Can anybody recommend a good universal monitor
that can be used with a
large number of home micros?
For many of the 8-bit micros that use a Composite(?) input (Commie, Atari, I
think Coco's, etc.) the Commodore 1702 (And I think 1802?) monitors were
fantastic. They also had the advantage of having standard video/audio RCA
inputs on the front, so they can double as a Telly. All you need to do is
hook it up to a VCR or maybe even just a cable box.
I did this for years, and even once when my dad was in the hospital, brought
it in wiht a VCR so he could watch movies. Nice and compact.
Their great monitors ! I have both a 1702 and an 1802. I prefer the
1802 but they're very similiar. Mine sits on my desk on top of a C64
1541 and an Atari 1050 which sit on top of an old VCR. An Atari 130XE
and a C64 are cabled nearby. It has all the usual TV controls
including vol. ,tint,color, contr.,brt.,v-hold, h-posi,and v-hgt. as
well as a compos-sep-mono switch in a front inset panel. Never tried
my Coco 1, Vic-20, or Nintendo with it but I imagine it's possible.
POW, Take THAT Bill Gates !!!