What other ways can I find these elusive Commodore monitors?

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Hi, aside from Amibay, eBay, or Craigslist - where for the life of me I can't find any of these monitors listed for the past month or two - does anyone have any advice on where to find one of them in the USA (NTSC)?

• Commodore 1084
• Commodore 1084S
• Commodore 1084S-D1
• Commodore 1084S-P1
• Commodore 1084S-P2
• Commodore 1902A

Ideally has:

• A "GREEN" switch for monochrome mode
• S-Video input (or similar)
• RGB input
• Composite input

Or any other monitor that does.

Thanks in advance.
 
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I seen your ad and have several of those models but you said must have all of: and then you have "S-Video input" listed and I don't recall them having a "S-Video input" :)
 

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Luma/Chroma is virtually (exactly?) the same as SVideo near as i can tell (i knocked up an RCAx2 -> SVideo adapter and it seemed to work fine, although there was no improvement in quality, in fact it was slightly grainier)
 
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Hey, I'm open to anything as long as I can connect these 3 nicely to it:

Amiga
C64
Apple //e (with green monochrome option)

Let me know!
 
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As with most things in life, you'll wait ages to find one and then three will turn up. I spent literally months trying to find a nice 1940 for my A4000, and when I finally did a few popped up for sale! you just need to be patient with retro stuff.
 

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How about one of the Sony PVM Series? Some of these have RGB, S-Video, VGA Composite and Component. They give a very nice retro picture (scanlines), but I'm ot sure if any of them have a "Green switch".

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The PVMs are definitely a great option but they definitely don't have a green switch. :)

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Yeah, I looked at my monitors and didn't see a "Green switch" .. 1902A, 1084S etc

Dutchin, I'm pretty sure the 1902A and 1084S-D2 and other variants has a green switch. You're looking under the front panel?

I really do need that option.
 
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Alrighty, I shall check under the front panel ;) Do you know what the option is called?

I don't currently have them hooked up since I ran out of "retro" space but if I were to sell any of them I would want to thoroughly test them first (y)
 

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Alrighty, I shall check under the front panel ;) Do you know what the option is called?

I don't currently have them hooked up since I ran out of "retro" space but if I were to sell any of them I would want to thoroughly test them first (y)
It usually just says "GREEN" ;)

Here's an example, far right button.
C1902A-1L.jpg
 
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haha .. don't rush me :) .. I will be busy again this coming weekend with one of my daughter's tournaments on Saturday and some ceremony/dinner stuff Sunday but I will try to find some time to get a machine hooked up to them/it for testing (y)

 

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There is a very active user group in California. Google them - I can't remember the name. I believe the point man is named Robert (something or other). I'll bet they can help.
Another idea, IF you are using an Amiga - use a SVGA monitor with a SD/FF. Sorry if this has already been discussed - and I missed it.

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Hey, I'm open to anything as long as I can connect these 3 nicely to it:

Amiga
C64
Apple //e (with green monochrome option)

Let me know!
Now I see this post. You need a 1902, 2002, 1080, or a 1084S. Those are the Commodore versions. - there others. Don't get a 1902a though - they tend to break down, and don't have as good a display. Good luck in your search
 

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I've a 1080 (NTSC), and it surely doesn't have a green switch option...
 

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Yeah, I looked at my monitors and didn't see a "Green switch" .. 1902A, 1084S etc

Dutchin, I'm pretty sure the 1902A and 1084S-D2 and other variants has a green switch. You're looking under the front panel?

I really do need that option.


No green switch on my 1084S-D2.
The green switch and digital RGB are 2 functions of the 1084S-D1 but missing on the 1084S-D2.

John
 
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