Extremely CISC instructions

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Thu Aug 26 08:12:32 CDT 2021

> On Aug 25, 2021, at 11:41 PM, Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 7:47 PM Paul Koning <paulkoning at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> On Aug 25, 2021, at 2:21 PM, Tony Duell via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 7:17 PM Patrick Finnegan via cctalk
>>> <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>>>> Landscape monitors work fine as portrait for me when I turn them on their
>>>> side.
>>> You may have problems converging a colour CRT, particularly an in-line
>>> gun type, if you do that. They are designed for the earth's magnetic
>>> field to come in a particular direction.
>> No they aren't.  If that were true they would mess up if you turn them (horizontally) 90 degrees, or move from Canada to Equador.
> With a delta gun tube, you most definitely mess up the convergence if
> you turn the monitor around. Colour TVs/monitors using such CRTs had
> to be set up in the position they were to be used.

Certainly, but your comment suggested that it wouldn't be possible to make that adjustment.  That's what I disagreed with.


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