Best LCDs for retrocomputing - Was: Re: New *square* 1:1 26.5" LCD monitor 1920x1920

Adrian Graham witchy at
Fri May 20 17:16:38 CDT 2016

On 16/05/2016 20:13, "Ian Finder" <ian.finder at> wrote:

> I dunno if it's relevant or not, but my go-to LCD for retro stuff is the
> Dell 2007FP-
> There was a panel lottery, some are TN, some IPS. Both are solid.
> They are 4:3, 1600x1200 native.
> They have DVI, VGA, Composite and S-Video inputs, and very stellar scalers.
> They sync to SoG, and have no trouble with oddball resolutions like
> 1152x8-whatever.
> My SGI stuff can drive it at native resolution. As an added bonus, you can
> disable scaling if you want black bars and native resolution.
> These are readily available for ~$35, and I have at least 6.

Hi Ian (and list),

Quick question, have you ever used a plain ol' composite input on yours?
Turns out my problem isn't just my problem, people have been having the same
issue since the screens were new - composite input just doesn't work unless
it's a very specific set of circumstances. That or there's a particular
setup required that isn't documented anywhere...

So far I've tried:

Spectrum (composite)
ZX81 (composite)
Raspberry Pi B
Apple ][GS
Amiga 1200
Amiga CD32 (this one *nearly* works, I get the splash screen)
Playstation 1 (ditto)
EACA VideoGenie

Have you got any of those kicking around you could plug in and test for me?


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