commodore 64/128 question

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Sat Sep 2 12:10:43 CDT 2006

On Saturday 02 September 2006 12:29 pm, Ray Arachelian wrote:
> However, to use the 80 column mode of the C128, you'll need an RGB
> monitor.  You can use a VGA monitor with the appropriate db9-hdb15
> converter.  Unfortunately, few monitors support the composite video
> needed for the 40 column/C64 mode and the RGB modes, but they're worth
> it if you can find'em.

If you want 80-column _monochrome_ (which I did for my bench setup since I 
didn't have an RGB monitor handy to test these units with) it's not all that 
hard to make an adapter cable to use.  A fair number of different mono 
monitors worked with this.

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