LCDs back on-topic Re: Slightly OT: Old CRT displays vs. new LCD

Fred Cisin cisin at
Wed Dec 5 18:35:47 CST 2007

On Wed, 5 Dec 2007, Tony Duell wrote:
> I doubt it. There is a bandwidth limitation on the NTSC signal, which is
> independant of the type of final display device used, and that's what
> makes 80 column text unreadable on colour NTSC displays.

I would certainly never claim that it is pleasant to use, nor even
practical, but I have seen 80 column text (CGA) on some color NTSC
displays that are "READABLE".

B&W composite monitors are "usable" on CGA, in either mode 2 or 3.

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