VT340 Emulation

Grant Taylor cctalk at gtaylor.tnetconsulting.net
Tue Jun 22 05:32:40 CDT 2021

On 6/22/21 1:49 AM, emanuel stiebler via cctalk wrote:
> Be careful. The "native" resolution of the vt340 is 800x480 in 4:3 
> format ...

800x480 isn't 4:3 aspect, like VGA 640x480 / SVGA 800x600 / XGA (?) 
1024x768.  But I suppose the aspect ratio can be the area that the 
pixels cover, not the actual pixel matrix.

Your point is noted.  Though I don't know if an improper resolution 
would make that much difference to me in my use case.  But I'm not 
chasing an authentic experience.  Rather I am after something neat / 
nifty / quaint, much like the PiCade is not a real arcade cabinet.

> So I would use an 15" 4K display at the RBpi, and scale up...

I personally dislike all the 4k monitors that I've seen.  I'd be more 
likely to go old school.

> Imagine a Tekronox Emulation on a 4K display ;-)


> I would love to see REAL RS232 on a RBPi, probably even the original 
> MMJ from DEC for keyboard & mouse

What is a /real/ RS-232?  How does it differ from USB-to-RS-232 and / or 
bit banging GPIO lines?

Grant. . . .
unix || die

More information about the cctalk mailing list