Amiga Compatible LCD Monitor?

mikem

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I've been on the hunt for an Amiga-compatible LCD screen for a while & found this little baby:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112177

It's a discontinued model, but I'm sure I could find one somewhere if I look hard enough. If you check the details tab, you'll notice the following:

Horizontal Refresh Rate: 15 kHz - 80 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate: 50 Hz - 90 Hz

Is there any reason why this monitor wouldn't work with a stock A500 or A1200? It looks like it supports the correct refresh rates... is there anything else that could prevent it from working?

Thanks!
 
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This was the choice of monitor I originally opted for in the flat panel market to hook up my A1200.

Samsung SM2032MW 20" Widescreen TV Monitor - Black
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-SM2032MW-Widescreen-Monitor-Black/dp/B000U1H0XY

Here is a suitable RGB-SCART Lead if required: [AmigaKit]

http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=226

Or perhaps make your very own: (Cable that is, well you could make your own monitor ;-D )

http://www.ianstedman.co.uk/Amiga/amiga_hacks/Amiga_SCART/amiga_scart.html (Courtesy of Ian Stedman.)

Evidently the Sm2032MW was called the "Gamers" monitor because of the vast array of input sockets, S-Video, SCART, DVI, HDMI, VGA, PiP, so forth. It's no longer made so you'll need to source a supplier.

I personally go sick of using it with my Amigas because I prefer the characteristics of CRT. It is a very good LCD for the budget range at £150-£200.
 

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That's a very nice monitor, but it doesn't appear to ever have been available on this side of the pond :)

Any idea if there are equivilant North American models? That Sceptre is the only LCD I've been able to find that lists 15 khz.
 

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I bought this when I had worse financial day's:

http://www.electrical-deals.co.uk/p...941w-19-lcd-hd-ready-with-freeview-white.html

Mine is 15" inch. It is good in "nothing". But it can serve C64, (RF) (composyte) - Amiga (via scart) - pc via VGA. ed

Nice monitor to quickly hook up retro stuff.

Not to recommended if you have more pocket money... A RTG card or indivision aga and a good monitor is always better.
 

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That's a very nice monitor, but it doesn't appear to ever have been available on this side of the pond :)

Any idea if there are equivilant North American models? That Sceptre is the only LCD I've been able to find that lists 15 khz.

It did occur to me actually when I posted my comment the monitor may not be available in all countries. :blink:

It's worth mentioning that you're looking for an "Amiga Compatible" LCD and "15Khz", as long as you're content with using the Amiga's native video modes then all you really need is an "RGB-SCART Compatible" LCD. :ninja:

In that link to Ian Stedman's notes on building a compatible cable he does emphasise his findings on compatibility with LCD monitors and the Amiga; though they're isn't really an awful lot to be concerned about.

That LCD link jvdbossc posted is quite a nice funky looking monitor and a good price tag.

The only thing I'd say about your original choice is the 8ms response time would ideally be better if it was <=5ms to minimise the "blur" you'd experience with fast on-screen movement; scrollers, games, vector demos, mouse movement etc - does become quite annoying.

I was Googling for an old post of EAB forums where I've previously prattled on about Amiga/LCD to no avail, however, I did find this photo of an LCD with a wallpaper of Cammy :wooha: - Can't believe I missed that one. [No offense Rebel].

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=628240&postcount=12
 
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