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Perfect all-in-one monitor for Ataris and PCs

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Can I ask, are you in the UK? If so, where did you buy it from? I have the original Mono ST monitor (works a treat ;-) but this looks seriously cool!

 

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Looks nice!

I'll have to check it out.

Do - it's £189 at Richer Sounds here in Britain, and this is a LOT of screen for the price. :)

Ah! I should have carried on reading! DOH! :roll:

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That's a great solution!

 

Unfortunately, any Yankee model isn't going to have SCART. And without that, there will be no way to connect ST/Amiga to it then, right?

 

An expensive proposition to import, but I wonder if the Euro model would work in the U.S.? Would need power adapter, and then - will it display NTSC? Does yours display NTSC? (assuming you have an NTSC Atari or something in your collection)

 

It sucks SCART never made it to us yanks.

 

I know this reply is a little late, but LG US has a couple of 1080P televisions with the North American digital broadcast tuners (ATSC) as well as 2-HDMI, DVI, VGA d-sub, composite, PC audio in, headphone out, and 2 SCART ports.

 

These are the M2262D-PM and the M2362D-PM, MRSP of $290 and $320 respectively.

 

Whoa! Yankee monitors with SCART? Yowza!

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OK I know I'm bumping an old thread but I'm toying with buying one of these LG sets for my home office and one use would be to hook up my 8 bits. Since I'll have a VBXE shortly I need to be sure it will support it.

 

I've looked through the details on LGs website and the downloadable but generic manual but I can't see any definitive list of supported modes / refresh etc. Can anyone tell me if this set will support the VBXE output before I shell out the cash?

 

For my other non VBXE machines I intend to use the SCART connector.

Edited by spookt

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For my other non VBXE machines I intend to use the SCART connector.

Can't be sure if the set will support VBXE RGB. I had lots of trouble with the sync on my M227WD, but I was able to rectify it with Sebastian's help.

 

One thing to be wary of, however, is the fact that the set has a single SCART connector. My understanding is that most sets with 2 x SCART connectors have one wired up for 15KHz RGB, and the other wired up for s-video (that's the case with M227WD). However, with just one RGB SCART connector, surely you'll have no way of hooking up the s-video output of a "standard" Atari.

 

Your VBXE machine, since it outputs 15KHz RGB, will be the one using the SCART socket (unless you get hold of the VGA VBXE firmware!).

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Hmm, good point. *Sigh* - I really need a 19" LCD or LED set (due to space) that will let me use both a VBXE machine and an S-Video machine at different times.

 

Guess it's back to Google.

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DSC01344.jpg LG 19WD owner here, no s-video, does not support NTSC (well not Atari's funny signal anyway) Sync problems with RGB on PCEngine, Jaguar and 7800 looked great on RGB though.

 

Reverted to a C=1084 and a sense 51-19w LCD (no longer available I believe but an awesome little thing with Scart,s-vid,RGB,Composite and HDMI, does NTSC just great!!)

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I think my eBay powers are weak this morning. I'll have another look later on. :(

 

Thanks for the recommendations guys.

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That's a great solution!

 

Unfortunately, any Yankee model isn't going to have SCART. And without that, there will be no way to connect ST/Amiga to it then, right?

 

An expensive proposition to import, but I wonder if the Euro model would work in the U.S.? Would need power adapter, and then - will it display NTSC? Does yours display NTSC? (assuming you have an NTSC Atari or something in your collection)

 

It sucks SCART never made it to us yanks.

 

I know this reply is a little late, but LG US has a couple of 1080P televisions with the North American digital broadcast tuners (ATSC) as well as 2-HDMI, DVI, VGA d-sub, composite, PC audio in, headphone out, and 2 SCART ports.

 

These are the M2262D-PM and the M2362D-PM, MRSP of $290 and $320 respectively.

 

Just to let people know that monitors with the above part #s are available from Tiger Direct for $210 & $250, however pictures show them having 2-HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, component, composite, s-video, & TV RF connectors, without the s-cart connectors which are still listed in the specifications on the LG web-site.

 

How well these will display the composite/s-video from an Atari 8-bit is unknown.

 

Bill

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what is better for atari - LCD monitor.. scart, or s-video? or rgb (if this method exists)?

Edited by w1k

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Best results you'll ever get are VBXE2 through (necessarily) RGB on a 1084S CRT monitor. However, all stock Ataris only produce composite video and what we know as s-video. S-video gives the better signal, and IMO this is often clearer when viewed on an LCD monitor, although a 1084S (with luma and chroma inputs) will give a really nice picture if you don't mind a bit of artifacting. I tend to discount composite video, although it's often the only option in countries where s-video support is not prevalent.

 

I've modded up several 800XLs so their s-video output is almost indistinguishable from VBXE RGB on a GOOD LCD monitor.

 

So - RGB is always top of the tree: it will also look great on a good LCD monitor, although my preference is for CRT.

Edited by flashjazzcat

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Thank you, but i have no free space in my atari for vbxe2 :).. then i must use s-video:)

Edited by w1k

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