cisin at xenosoft.com
Sat Jun 10 18:35:39 CDT 2006
> >> Describe me a CGA board on that media ;o)
> >> Yuck!!!
> >> I can't remeber anything I liked about CGA?
> >It produced composite [almost] NTSC video, and therefore provided
> >a way to use a PC without buying an IBM monitor.
> >($100 v $600)
On Sat, 10 Jun 2006, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> You mean like an Atari 400/800 or an Apple ][[?
> Wait--you had to buy a modulator for the CGA. When I saw the 80x25 text
> display of the CGA (on an IBM monitor), I decided that color wasn't for me.
It has a phono jack on the outside for NTSC; just connect that to a cheap
B&W CCTV monitor.
It ALSO had a 4 pin (minus one for keying) berg plug on the inside that
was exactly right for a SupRMod][, but why degreade the signal by RF'ing
it, and then tuning it back in?
> One thing that held the wholesale adoption of color back was the generally
> lousy quality of the CRTs available at the time. Most were designed for
> broadcast viewing and had a very coarse dot pitch which made things like
> text unpleasant to read.
B&W was substantially better. (Mode 2)
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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