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Mon Jun 12 23:46:32 CDT 2006
On 6/12/2006 at 11:04 PM Jim Leonard wrote:
>Chuck Guzis wrote:
>> Wait--you had to buy a modulator for the CGA.
>?? I don't follow -- I got perfectly good color out of my composite CGA
>just fine (40x25, 160x200). Yes, 80x25 was B&W if you wanted it to be
>legible :-) but I don't ever remember having to buy a modulator...
You had to be there. ;) It was the argument of the OP that the CGA was
superior to the MDA because you didn't need to buy a $600 IBM monitor if
you didn't want to. I took the "official" IBM slant that, yes, indeed you
didn't--you'd simply hook it up to your TV set through a modulator (I
believe that there's even an allusion to that in the maroon PC installation
manual). That and an audio cassette recorder and a couple of joysticks and
you were in business with your very own family entertainment system.
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