What do members do for substitute monochrome monitors ?

Ian S. King isking at uw.edu
Wed Apr 6 15:58:18 CDT 2016

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 7:07 AM, Maciej W. Rozycki <macro at linux-mips.org>

> On Sun, 3 Apr 2016, Pete Lancashire wrote:
> > I'll soon be powering up a HP 9000/310 (98561-66525) but do not have an
> a
> > single monochrome monitor.
> >
> > Suggestions ?
>  I've had success with a NEC MultiSync LCD2090UXi monitor, which can be
> configured on an input-by-input basis (at least for its analogue lines) to
> render image in shades of grey, either by weighing RGB inputs in the usual
> manner or solely from the green line.  I take it both separate sync and
> composite signalling are supported although I have only used it with the
> latter (EIA-343A i.e. 1V p-p analogue).  The LCD2190UXi does the same I'm
> told, although I haven't used it myself.
>  So if your system uses analogue signalling, then one of these might be
> worth trying.  I can't help if your system uses TTL output.
>  HTH,
>   Maciej

I have a couple of boards/boxes I've purchased on ePay that do a good job
of reducing my dependency on CRTs.  My frame doubler was around $80, and
another board that does a lot of format conversion (including various RGB
combos) for about $25.  Sometimes I keep the CRTs for historical reasons,
but I dislike running them routinely because of the real estate they
consume!  Also, some are just getting a bit dim.... -- Ian

Ian S. King, MSIS, MSCS, Ph.D. Candidate
The Information School <http://ischool.uw.edu>
Dissertation: "Why the Conversation Mattered: Constructing a Sociotechnical
Narrative Through a Design Lens

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