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Is the Atari SC1224 monitor compatible with any other computer?

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I saw a picture of some Acorn computer hooked up and displaying on an Atari SC1224 monitor. I was just curious, I got mine for my Atari Ste and STf which is great but are the in any way compatible with any other computer or console? Thanks.

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A lot of trouble with the SC1224 is that there are 3 versions of it, all different monitors.

 

I've seen them used on Jaguars and on Amigas. LONG LONG TIME AGO. I believe it was the 1st-gen SC1224, by JVC with the curved back, but I COULD BE WRONG as it's been a long time.

 

Something about "sync on green" vs "sync on composite" or something (you can tell I don't know anything technical here, can't you) like that with differences amongst the models (JVC, Goldstar, Samsung) of the SC1224. The result is, I don't think they're the same with what they'll work with.

 

Need superior intellect to chime in on this one.

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It is a 15 KHz analog RGB monitor, anything that produces that type of signal should be able to drive it with the appropriate cable. No sync on green or composite, it's a five wire setup (R,G,B,HSync, VSync) and ground.

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It is a 15 KHz analog RGB monitor, anything that produces that type of signal should be able to drive it with the appropriate cable. No sync on green or composite, it's a five wire setup (R,G,B,HSync, VSync) and ground.

 

As I mentioned, I don't know nuthin. It seems to me that I remember that the only the JVC model SC1224 would work on the Amiga, but I could be wrong. There must be some sync issues, as remember (I think) reading somewhere that the Amiga puts out both composite sync and separate horizontal/vertical sync, while Apple IIgs puts out only composite sync....OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, beyond the basic "15KHz analog RGB" qualification. I merely attest to remembering others who know a lot more than I do, talking about differences in SC1224s , as in this:

 

I haven't looked at the VBXE project but it should be noted that the Goldstar SC1224 requires separate sync signals and will not work with composite sync.

 

 

Mitch

from:

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/161317-wanted-atari-sc1224-monitor/

 

 

 

 

Out of curiosity, which of three SC1224 models are you using?

 

Mitch

 

Version 2. Its a JVC Made SC1224. It has the rectangular on / off switch.

 

Interesting, I thought the JVC was the first model. Regardless, you can probably skip the v-sync for that monitor since, if I remember correctly, the JVC model can take c-sync.

 

Mitch

 

from:

http://www.atariage.com/forums/topic/124642-atari-8-bit-sc1224-bw-greyscale-monitor-interface/

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Some monitors demand seperate H/VSync, where others have it but are happy to accept Composite Sync (usually on the HSync input, sometimes both)

 

Fairly sure the Amiga generates both type of signals, H/V and CSync are present on their monitor jack.

 

VBXE doesn't generate any Sync, you tap that from the motherboard and it's Composite Sync only.

 

Sync-on-Green is an entire different scheme, it piggybacks the Sync pulses onto the Green component of RGB. You can make a relatively simple circuit to generate Sync-on-Green from a normal setup, but not sure about the other way around.

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I saw a picture of some Acorn computer hooked up and displaying on an Atari SC1224 monitor. I was just curious, I got mine for my Atari Ste and STf which is great but are the in any way compatible with any other computer or console? Thanks.

You'd be amazed. I've hooked it directly up to arcade PCBs and used them as an arcade monitor. It works great, with the exception of it being touchy on the vhold. I probably could have solved the problem with a sync generator chip, it ultimately it was "good enough" for what I was using it for. I currently have it hooked up to a Frogger arcade PCB.

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Though I've never tried it, according to the Apple IIgs FAQ you can use the SC1224 monitor with the IIgs.

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Though I've never tried it, according to the Apple IIgs FAQ you can use the SC1224 monitor with the IIgs.

 

The IIgs has composite sync, you *might* need a sync separator, but other wise they should work.

 

I'm actually wiring up a ST -> Apple RGB cable, sold (well gave away) my last working SC1224 last night.

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Though I've never tried it, according to the Apple IIgs FAQ you can use the SC1224 monitor with the IIgs.

 

The IIgs has composite sync, you *might* need a sync separator, but other wise they should work.

 

I'm actually wiring up a ST -> Apple RGB cable, sold (well gave away) my last working SC1224 last night.

 

Well, if the cable works out I'd be interested in buying one from you as my SC1224 is on its last legs. I have a few Apple RGB monitors that I could put into ST service with such a cable.

 

Fletch

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Though I've never tried it, according to the Apple IIgs FAQ you can use the SC1224 monitor with the IIgs.

 

The IIgs has composite sync, you *might* need a sync separator, but other wise they should work.

 

I'm actually wiring up a ST -> Apple RGB cable, sold (well gave away) my last working SC1224 last night.

 

Well, if the cable works out I'd be interested in buying one from you as my SC1224 is on its last legs. I have a few Apple RGB monitors that I could put into ST service with such a cable.

 

Fletch

 

I've got to find a better source for the ST monitor connector. The ones I have are solid pins, and soldering them is difficult. I'd *love* to find some that have solder cups on the cable side!

 

I will keep you posted.

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Though I've never tried it, according to the Apple IIgs FAQ you can use the SC1224 monitor with the IIgs.

 

Had to wire up a sync combiner, but we can stash that in the cable housing...

 

Need to solder it all up to clean the picture up (the interference bar is from the camera, doesnt appear in real life)

 

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Interesting responses. sadly I barely any electrical or technical knowledge so I wont be soldering or wiring up anything, I guess I was curious as to what was compatible with the correct cable right out of the box. Thanks for the replies though!

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Had to wire up a sync combiner, but we can stash that in the cable housing...

 

Need to solder it all up to clean the picture up (the interference bar is from the camera, doesnt appear in real life)

 

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Did you ever get around to making a cable for this?

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